Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s latest documentary, a 10-part 18-hour series about Vietnam, started airing on PBS stations Sunday, September 17. (Burns and Novick previously brought us World War II, Baseball, Jazz, The Civil War, and other notable TV events.)
If you've been watching the show and want to learn more or share your thoughts, join Katherine Rye Jewell (Assistant Professor of History, Fitchburg State University) at the Bolton Public Library on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Professor Jewell will offer some remarks about Vietnam and will facilitate a discussion about the topic.
Those interested in Vietnam, 20th century U.S. history, documentary filmmaking, and related topics are invited to attend. The event is free of charge. Though the program is open to everyone, parents/caregivers are the best judges of the appropriateness of this topic for their young people. (Note that we won’t be watching the Burns series, but discussing the history and events surrounding this time in history, and the episodes that have aired to date.)