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The Vietnam War | Evening with WKAR

FREE – Thu. Oct. 5, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation on what we have learned about this divisive war and time. UPDATE: All seats have been reserved.

Standby seating may be available at the event tonight. Reserved seats often go unused when plans change at the last minute. In the event we have empty seats at showtime, we will do our best to seat those on the waiting list on a first-come, first-serve basis.

STREAMING on wkar.org at 8 p.m.
Those unable to attend in person can follow the conversation portion of the evening online. Beginning at 8pm, we will stream the conversation live from Studio A. Follow WKAR Public Media on Facebook or watch the LiveStream Thursday, October 5, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Vietnam War | Evening with WKAR

The public is invited to a special film screening of The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film.

The Evening with WKAR featuring The Vietnam War takes place Thursday, October 5 at 7 p.m.

What does the Vietnam War mean to you? What have we learned? Why is the war still so divisive? Join the conversation following this special screening of excerpts from the landmark documentary series.

On the Panel*

  • Sandie Wilson, Vietnam Army Nurse Corps
  • Sen. Mike Kowall, Michigan state senator
  • Dr. Charles Keith, MSU history professor
  • Earl "Gunny" Christensen, Vietnam veteran
  • Reginald Hardwick, WKAR Radio news director
  • Moderated by Dr. Sue Carter, MSU journalism professor


This event is free, but registration is required. |
UPDATE: All seats have been reserved.


Evening with WKAR  takes place in WKAR Studio A in the Communication Arts & Sciences building, 404 Wilson Road on the campus of Michigan State University.


Parking is free after 6 p.m. in the adjacent Trowbridge Road parking ramp.

Parking ramp Address: 1149 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

More About 'The Vietnam War'

THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 80 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.

Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. The series features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from many of the greatest artists of the era, and original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

On the Air
The Vietnam War
airs Sept. 17-28, Sunday through Thursday at 8pm and 9:30pm on WKAR.

The full series repeats for weekly viewing Tuesdays at 9pm Oct. 3 through Nov. 28 on WKAR.

*Panel participants are subject to change.

This event is supported in part by
Capital Region International Airport

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