Documentary Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Preview "The Vietnam War"
June 14, 2017 9:00 AM
Location: First Amendment Lounge
This event is open only to members of The National Press Club and credentialed press.
Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and Retired Air Force General Merrill A. McPeak, a Vietnam War veteran, will join National Press Club President Jeff Ballou at a Headliners event for Press Club members and media at the National Press Club First Amendment Lounge at 9 a.m., on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017.
The event will begin with a screening of brief highlights from “The Vietnam War” a new 10-part documentary film series airing in September 2017 on PBS stations nationwide. This film is an immersive, multi-layered epic about one of the most pivotal and divisive eras in modern American history.
As with “The Civil War” (on which Novick was an associate producer) and “The War” (co-directed by Burns and Novick), “The Vietnam War” is a gripping cinematic journey that promises to be a major cultural event when it is broadcast this fall.
Over the course of 18-hours, Burns and Novick present a sweeping narrative that looks at the war from multiple perspectives -- American combat troops, family members of combatants, anti-war protesters and North and South Vietnamese civilians and combatants.
“The Vietnam War” will open up conversations -- sometimes painful and long overdue -- about the legacy of the war and what we can learn from it today.
Following the screening of highlights, NPC President Ballou will moderate a discussion with Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and General McPeak.
This event is open to credentialed media and National Press Club members free of charge, however, advance registration is required.
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