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The Vietnam War: Looking Back

Nov 10, 2017
James K. F. Dung, SFC / Wikipedia

The documentary series The Vietnam War directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick premiered on WOSU TV  at 8pm on Thursday, September 28. Today, we are joined by a number of Vietnam veterans from around the central Ohio region. We'll discuss their service, experiences, and the lasting impact the war had on their local communities and the nation.


The Vietnam War: Looking Back

Sep 25, 2017
James K. F. Dung, SFC / Wikipedia

The documentary series The Vietnam War directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick continues on WOSU TV nightly at 8pm through Thursday, September 28. Today, we are joined by a number of Vietnam veterans from around the central Ohio region. We'll discuss their service, experiences, and the lasting impact the war had on their local communities and the nation.

Ken Burns became a star on PBS a generation ago by telling the story of the Civil War in a huge — and hugely popular — documentary series. Since then, he and his collaborators have done invaluable work, including a lengthy and superb examination of World War II.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's new PBS documentary series The Vietnam War premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 on WOSU-TV.

I got to thinking about some of the music from that era relating to the conflict. I didn't find as much classical music as I had hoped, but I was immediately struck by how much popular music was related to the Vietnam War.

Ken Burns and The Vietnam War

Sep 13, 2017
Ken Burns, Lynn Novick discuss The Vietnam War
Rahoul Ghose / PBS

Acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will premiere The Vietnam War, their latest documentary epic, on WOSU TV September 17th at 8pm. They join us to discuss the film, challenges faced during production, and the timeliness of this particular retrospective today.

Later, author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Philip Caputo adds to the conversation by looking back at his 1977 memoir, A Rumor of War, an account of his service in the initial stages of the Vietnam War.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Sep 10, 2014

10 am

National parks, the New Deal, Hitler's defeat... As a family, the Roosevelts can lay claim to some of history's most important developments. This hour we'll preview a new Ken Burns documentary about the famous trio: Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor. We'll talk about the progressive legacies of two presidents, and a first lady against whom all others are measured.

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Rise and Fall of Prohibtion in the U.S.

Sep 22, 2011

10:00 At the turn of the 20th century, Prohibition was intended to improve the lives of American citizens by protecting them from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse. The law, however, created a mockery of the justice system in the United States. In this hour of All Sides, we'll be speaking with documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about their new documentary entitled "Prohibition," which raises vital questions about individual rights and responsibilities, as well as the proper role of government. Guests:

First Congregational Church, UCC, senior minister Reverend Timothy Ahrens on his journey to Spain, Israel, Palestine and Egypt to learn from Jewish, Christian and Muslim “Children of Abraham.â€? Pianist Jacqueline Schwab about Ken Burn's music for PBS documentaries as well as the music from Mark Twain’s era.