"What we remember - what we forgot - and what we never knew."

Join Harris County Public Library in its support of the PBS airing of The Vietnam War. This is a ten-part,18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Libraries around the county will offer public screenings and share the stories of this tumultuous time period with programs and presentations.


We first travel to the Octavia Fields Branch Library where author Albert Nahas will speak about his book Warrirors Remembered on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm. The book is a photo documentary of Vietnam Veterans Memorials from all 50 states with stories of their significant features, locations and the motivation and struggle faced by those who built them.

Check out the schedule below for a full listing of Episode Screenings.

Please be aware that the film contains profanity, brief nudity and graphic violence, and is rated TV-MA.

Episode Screenings
  Octavia Fields
Branch Library

1503 South Houston
Humble Texas 77338
Phone: 281-446-3377
Jacinto City
Branch Library

921 Akron
Jacinto City, Texas 77029
Phone: 281-590-1456

Fairbanks
Branch Library

7122 North Gessner
Houston Texas, 77040
Phone: 713-466-4438

Parker Williams
Branch Library

10851 Scarsdale Blvd
Suite #510
Houston Texas, 77089
Phone: 281-484-2036
Tomball
Branch Library

30555 Tomball Pkwy
Tomball Texas, 77375
Phone: 832-559-4200

Episode 1
“Déjà Vu”
(1858-1961)

After a century of
French occupation,
Vietnam emerges
independent
but divided.

Thursday, 10/12 @ 4:30 Episode 1: Thursday, 10/12 @ 6:00 pm Episode: Friday, 10/13 @ 1:00 pm Episode 1: Saturday, 10/14 at 2:00 pm  
Episode 2
“Riding the Tiger” (1961-1963)

As a communist insurgency gains strength, JFK wrestles with US involvement in Vietnam.
Wednesday, 10/18 @ 4:30 pm     Saturday, 10/21 @ 2:00 pm  
Episode 3
“The River Styx” (January 1964-December 1965)

With South Vietnam near collapse, LBJ bombs the North and sends US troops to the South.
Thursday, 10/19 @ 4:30 pm    
Friday, 10/27 @ 2:00 pm
 
Episode 4
“Resolve” (January 1966-June 1967)

US soldiers discover Vietnam is unlike their fathers’ war, as the antiwar movement grows.
  Tuesday, 10/31 @ 3:30 pm   Saturday, 10/28 @ 2:00 pm  
Episode 5
“This Is What We Do” (July 1967-December 1967)

President Johnson escalates the war while promising the public that victory is in sight.
  Thurs, Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm   Friday, 11/3 @ 2:00 pm  
Episode 6
“Things Fall Apart” (January 1968-July 1968)

Shaken by the Tet Offensive, assassinations and unrest, America seems to be coming apart.
    Monday, Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm Saturday, 11/4 @ 2:00 pm  
Episode 7
“The Veneer of Civilization” (June 1968-May 1969)

After chaos roils the Democratic Convention, Nixon, promising peace, wins the presidency.
    Saturday, Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm Friday, 11/10 @ 2:00 pm  
Episode 8
“The History of the World” (April 1969-May 1970)

Nixon withdraws troops but upon sending forces to Cambodia the antiwar movement reignites.
      Saturday, 11/11 @ 2:00 pm  
Episode 9
“A Disrespectful Loyalty” (May 1970-March 1973)

South Vietnam fights alone as Nixon and Kissinger find a way out for America. POWs return.
       Friday, 11/17 @ 2:00 pm  
Episode 10
Saigon falls and the war ends. Americans & Vietnamese from all sides seek reconciliation.
      Saturday, 11/18 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, 11/18 @ 10:30 am

 

THE VIETNAM WAR is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. Funding for THE VIETNAM WAR was provided by Bank of America; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; David H. Koch; Blavatnik Family Foundation; Park Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Pew Charitable Trusts; Ford Foundation Just Films; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and Members of The Better Angels Society: Jonathan & Jeannie Lavine, Diane & Hal Brierley, Amy & David Abrams, John & Catherine Debs, Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, The Montrone Family, Lynda & Stewart Resnick, The Golkin Family Foundation, The Lynch Foundation, The Roger & Rosemary Enrico Foundation, Richard S. & Donna L. Strong Foundation, Bonnie & Tom McCloskey, Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III, The Lavender Butterfly Fund