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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's PBS documentary, "The Vietnam War," opens with what may be the one, indisputable truth about the war, uttered by Marine, Karl Marlantes.
"Coming home from Vietnam was close to as traumatic as the war itself," he says. "For years, nobody talked about Vietnam."
The 10-part, 18-hour documentary ends Thursday. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick joined us to talk about reception of the documentary so far and the conversations they hoped to provoke.
This segment aired on September 28, 2017.