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The Vietnam War on PBS and Other Things to Check Out on the Web

This is excerpted from the October Eagle Peak Quarterly.  In each issue the Quarterly suggests items it thinks are worth checking out on the web. In October 2017, first and foremost is the one below, on the recently aired film about the Vietnam War and its effects on both America and that country.

Here’s what PBS says about it on their site.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and 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 secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

On a less politically and emotionally charged topic, you can also check out two beautiful photo montages on Nat Geo. Fall foliage and a trip to Norway.

Sunset over Senja Island, Norway. PHOTOGRAPH BY TOMÁŠ HAVEL, YOUR SHOT
View of Heart Lake and the Algonquin and Wright peaks in Adirondack Park, New York. PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL MELFORD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE