Vietnam: A Television History (Roots of War/America's Mandarin)
First Aired: October 13, 1997
A 10-part version of the 1983 series "Vietnam: A Television History" begins by tracing the "Roots of a War" to French colonialism. Then "America's Mandarin" looks at the beginning of the U.S. involvement in the 1950s and '60s.
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- Premiered: October 4, 1988
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)