Hosted in Oct. 2016 in partnership with former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the symposium explored the impact of the war from a variety of perspectives.
Now, in tandem with the release of Ken Burns' new 10 part, 18-hour documentary film series on the Vietnam War, NET World and TKN will feature panels from UNO's symposium for viewers who want to further explore the lessons and legacies of the war.
While videos of the entire panel have been available online since early 2017, this is the first time they will be broadcast to a statewide audience. Read on for a list of air dates and share them with interested family and friends.
The Fall of Saigon and its Aftermath
The end of the war and the refugee experience, including how Vietnamese refugees came to settle in Nebraska.
- Sept. 2 at 7 P.M. (NET World)
- Sept. 6 at 5 P.M. (TKN)
- Sept. 8 at 11 A.M. (TKN)
- Sept. 11 at 8 P.M. (NET World)
Making Sense of the War: Protest and Patriotism
Panelists discuss how the Vietnam War acted as one of the catalysts of social and political turmoil taking place on the American home front during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
- Sept. 4 at 7 P.M. (NET World)
- Sept. 13 at 5 P.M. (TKN)
- Sept. 15 at 11 A.M. (TKN)
- Sept. 16 at 7 P.M. (NET World)
The U.S. Military After Vietnam
Military experts discuss how the war affected and changed military training and doctrine.
- Sept. 6 at 7 P.M. (NET World)
- Sept. 16 at 8 P.M. (NET World)
- Sept. 20 at 5 P.M. (TKN)
- Sept. 22 at 11 A.M. (TKN)
Lessons and Legacies: The Last 50 Years
Military and media leaders discuss the Vietnam War's effect on America, reflecting on how decisions made 50 years ago affect military and political policy today.
- Sept. 3 at 7 P.M. (NET World)
- Sept. 13 at 7:30 P.M. (NET World)
- Sept. 27 at 5 P.M. (TKN)
- Sept. 29 at 10:30 A.M. (TKN)
Videos of the entire symposium are available at vietnam.unomaha.edu. These NET World and TKN broadcasts follow a sold-out, sneak peek preview of Ken Burns' new documentary series held at Mammel Hall on Aug. 15. Ken Burns' "The Vietnam War" premieres Sept. 17 at 7 P.M. on NET. The first five episodes will air nightly from Sunday, Sept. 17, through Thursday, Sept. 21, and the final five episodes will air nightly from Sunday, Sept. 24, through Thursday, Sept. 28. Each episode will premiere at 6 P.M.