Vietnam in HD Doc Begins Tonight on the History Channel

November 8, 2011

Vietnam in HD   is the name of a three-part, six-hour documentary that begins tonight, Tuesday, November 8, at 9:00 Eastern time on the History Channel. Much of the in-country Vietnam War footage in the…

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My Vietnam, Your Iraq on PBS

May 6, 2011

The excellent documentary, My Vietnam, Your Iraq , which we reviewed a year ago , will be aired on many PBS stations around the nation around Memorial Day weekend, from May 28 to June 2.…

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Operation Babylift on "Searching For…" TV

April 18, 2011

Jennifer Nguyen Noone's personal story of Operation Babylift will be  featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network TV show, "Searching For..." tonight, Monday, April 18, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Jennie Noone (above ) came to…

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Shakey's Hill on the Military Channel

November 15, 2010

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The Cav goes into Cambodia"] [/caption] Norman Lloyd's Shakey's Hill, an award-winning documentary that combines his 1970 CBS News footage of the American incursion into Cambodia with interviews of participants 35…

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HBO's Wartorn

November 10, 2010

The actor James Gandolfini (above), best known for his portrayal of Tony Soprano on the acclaimed HBO series, has been a strong supporter of America's veterans. With little fanfare, Gandolfini has for years made regular…

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Philosopher Kings Doc on Doc Channel Sept. 6

August 18, 2010

The excellent documentary The Philosopher Kings looks at the lives of a eight custodians who work at several universities. The group includes Cornell University custodians, Jim Evener and Gary Napieracz, who are close friends and…

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Kunstler Doc on PBS Tonight

June 22, 2010

The pretty darn good documentary, William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, written and produced by the two daughters of the flamboyant, radical lawyer who made his name defending the Chicago Seven, will be broadcast tonight on…

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The Vietnam (War) Digital Collection

May 16, 2010

Way back in 1983 WGBH, the Boston PBS station, produced the ambitious, acclaimed 13-hour documentry, Vietnam: A Television History , an in-depth look at Vietnam's wars based on Stanley Karnow's best-selling book, Vietnam: A History…

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Tonight on PBS: A Top Doc on My Lai

April 26, 2010

My first thought when I learned there was a new documentary about the My Lai massacre was: Haven't we heard enough about My Lai? Second thought: Could there by anything new on My Lai that…

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Get Ready for HBO's The Pacific

March 4, 2010

You read it here first: if you have even the slightest interest in World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps, American history, or--even more importantly--top quality TV drama, you will be glued to your TV…

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