Arkansas PBS > Engage > Blog > “The Vietnam War” Preview Screenings

“The Vietnam War” Preview Screenings

  • Posted by
  • AETN
  • on

In August and September, recognize Arkansas veterans and preview the epic narrative of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War” at free screenings across the state.

The immersive, 360-degree series tells the story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been expressed on film. Featuring testimony from nearly 100 witnesses — including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides — “The Vietnam War” provides a revelatory view about what happened during the era, what went wrong and what lessons can be learned.

In partnership with community organizations, screenings events will be held:

  • Saturday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m.Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m.MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock.
  • Saturday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m.Collins Theater, 120 W. Emerson St., Paragould.
  • Sunday, Sept. 3, at 2:10 p.m.Arkansas Travelers Operation: Military Appreciation Sunday, Dickey-Stephens Park, 400 W. Broadway St., North Little Rock.
  • Sunday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m.Jacksonville Museum of Military History, 100 Veteran’s Circle.
  • Monday, Sept. 11, at 1:30 p.m. – UA Rich Mountain Ouachita Center, 1100 College Dr., Mena
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m.Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. – Hendrix College Mills A, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway
  • Saturday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m.Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. Library of Congress Veterans History Project Director Col. Karen Lloyd will be keynote speaker.
  • Saturday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m.Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue, Little Rock.
  • Ten years in the making, “The Vietnam War” series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. It includes rarely seen, digitally remastered archival footage, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home moves and audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon Administrations. The full 10-part, 18-hour documentary series will premiere on AETN Sunday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. The first five episodes will air Sept. 17 through Thursday, Sept. 21, and the final five episodes will air Sunday, Sept. 24, through Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 each night.

    AETN Salutes Vietnam Veterans Logo

    Additional information about the AETN Salutes Vietnam Veterans initiative, including complete information about how to get involved, is available at

    JOIN US:

    Find a preview screening of “The Vietnam War”  near you — with eight options to choose from — between Saturday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Sept. 16.


    Find ways to get involved with the AETN Salutes Vietnam Veterans initiative at

    Funding for “The Vietnam War” is provided by Bank of America; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; David H. Koch; The 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.