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American Experience

This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time.

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Tue., April 21, 2015
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

My Lai  

The incisive "My Lai" recalls the massacre of some 500 unarmed men, women and children by U.S. troops in 1968 Vietnam, detailing the events that led to the tragedy and the barbarity of the slaughter itself. "Once the first civilian was killed it was too late, period," reflects radio operator Fred Widmer, one of the soldiers involved. Also related is the story of chopper pilot Hugh Thompson, who helped some villagers escape and reported the incident to a superior, who promptly covered it up.

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Tue., April 21, 2015
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

My Lai  

The incisive "My Lai" recalls the massacre of some 500 unarmed men, women and children by U.S. troops in 1968 Vietnam, detailing the events that led to the tragedy and the barbarity of the slaughter itself. "Once the first civilian was killed it was too late, period," reflects radio operator Fred Widmer, one of the soldiers involved. Also related is the story of chopper pilot Hugh Thompson, who helped some villagers escape and reported the incident to a superior, who promptly covered it up.

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Wed., April 22, 2015
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

My Lai  

The incisive "My Lai" recalls the massacre of some 500 unarmed men, women and children by U.S. troops in 1968 Vietnam, detailing the events that led to the tragedy and the barbarity of the slaughter itself. "Once the first civilian was killed it was too late, period," reflects radio operator Fred Widmer, one of the soldiers involved. Also related is the story of chopper pilot Hugh Thompson, who helped some villagers escape and reported the incident to a superior, who promptly covered it up.

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Wed., April 22, 2015
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

My Lai  

The incisive "My Lai" recalls the massacre of some 500 unarmed men, women and children by U.S. troops in 1968 Vietnam, detailing the events that led to the tragedy and the barbarity of the slaughter itself. "Once the first civilian was killed it was too late, period," reflects radio operator Fred Widmer, one of the soldiers involved. Also related is the story of chopper pilot Hugh Thompson, who helped some villagers escape and reported the incident to a superior, who promptly covered it up.

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Wed., April 22, 2015
3:00 pm
(60 minutes)

My Lai  

The incisive "My Lai" recalls the massacre of some 500 unarmed men, women and children by U.S. troops in 1968 Vietnam, detailing the events that led to the tragedy and the barbarity of the slaughter itself. "Once the first civilian was killed it was too late, period," reflects radio operator Fred Widmer, one of the soldiers involved. Also related is the story of chopper pilot Hugh Thompson, who helped some villagers escape and reported the incident to a superior, who promptly covered it up.

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Wed., April 22, 2015
3:00 pm
(60 minutes)

My Lai  

The incisive "My Lai" recalls the massacre of some 500 unarmed men, women and children by U.S. troops in 1968 Vietnam, detailing the events that led to the tragedy and the barbarity of the slaughter itself. "Once the first civilian was killed it was too late, period," reflects radio operator Fred Widmer, one of the soldiers involved. Also related is the story of chopper pilot Hugh Thompson, who helped some villagers escape and reported the incident to a superior, who promptly covered it up.

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Thu., April 23, 2015
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

My Lai  

The incisive "My Lai" recalls the massacre of some 500 unarmed men, women and children by U.S. troops in 1968 Vietnam, detailing the events that led to the tragedy and the barbarity of the slaughter itself. "Once the first civilian was killed it was too late, period," reflects radio operator Fred Widmer, one of the soldiers involved. Also related is the story of chopper pilot Hugh Thompson, who helped some villagers escape and reported the incident to a superior, who promptly covered it up.

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Thu., April 23, 2015
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

My Lai  

The incisive "My Lai" recalls the massacre of some 500 unarmed men, women and children by U.S. troops in 1968 Vietnam, detailing the events that led to the tragedy and the barbarity of the slaughter itself. "Once the first civilian was killed it was too late, period," reflects radio operator Fred Widmer, one of the soldiers involved. Also related is the story of chopper pilot Hugh Thompson, who helped some villagers escape and reported the incident to a superior, who promptly covered it up.

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Thu., April 23, 2015
5:00 am
(60 minutes)

My Lai  

The incisive "My Lai" recalls the massacre of some 500 unarmed men, women and children by U.S. troops in 1968 Vietnam, detailing the events that led to the tragedy and the barbarity of the slaughter itself. "Once the first civilian was killed it was too late, period," reflects radio operator Fred Widmer, one of the soldiers involved. Also related is the story of chopper pilot Hugh Thompson, who helped some villagers escape and reported the incident to a superior, who promptly covered it up.

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Tue., April 28, 2015
9:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Last Days in Vietnam  

A look at the chaotic final days of America's involvement in Vietnam, when U.S. diplomats and military operatives worked to evacuate as many South Vietnamese allies and friends as possible, and often through unsanctioned and makeshift means, while the North Vietnamese army closed in on Saigon.

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Tue., April 28, 2015
9:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Last Days in Vietnam  

A look at the chaotic final days of America's involvement in Vietnam, when U.S. diplomats and military operatives worked to evacuate as many South Vietnamese allies and friends as possible, and often through unsanctioned and makeshift means, while the North Vietnamese army closed in on Saigon.

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Wed., April 29, 2015
7:00 am
(120 minutes)

Last Days in Vietnam  

A look at the chaotic final days of America's involvement in Vietnam, when U.S. diplomats and military operatives worked to evacuate as many South Vietnamese allies and friends as possible, and often through unsanctioned and makeshift means, while the North Vietnamese army closed in on Saigon.

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Wed., April 29, 2015
10:00 am
(120 minutes)

Last Days in Vietnam  

A look at the chaotic final days of America's involvement in Vietnam, when U.S. diplomats and military operatives worked to evacuate as many South Vietnamese allies and friends as possible, and often through unsanctioned and makeshift means, while the North Vietnamese army closed in on Saigon.

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Wed., April 29, 2015
4:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Last Days in Vietnam  

A look at the chaotic final days of America's involvement in Vietnam, when U.S. diplomats and military operatives worked to evacuate as many South Vietnamese allies and friends as possible, and often through unsanctioned and makeshift means, while the North Vietnamese army closed in on Saigon.

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Wed., April 29, 2015
4:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Last Days in Vietnam  

A look at the chaotic final days of America's involvement in Vietnam, when U.S. diplomats and military operatives worked to evacuate as many South Vietnamese allies and friends as possible, and often through unsanctioned and makeshift means, while the North Vietnamese army closed in on Saigon.

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Thu., April 30, 2015
1:30 am
(120 minutes)

Last Days in Vietnam  

A look at the chaotic final days of America's involvement in Vietnam, when U.S. diplomats and military operatives worked to evacuate as many South Vietnamese allies and friends as possible, and often through unsanctioned and makeshift means, while the North Vietnamese army closed in on Saigon.

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Thu., April 30, 2015
1:30 am
(120 minutes)

Last Days in Vietnam  

A look at the chaotic final days of America's involvement in Vietnam, when U.S. diplomats and military operatives worked to evacuate as many South Vietnamese allies and friends as possible, and often through unsanctioned and makeshift means, while the North Vietnamese army closed in on Saigon.

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Thu., April 30, 2015
1:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Last Days in Vietnam  

A look at the chaotic final days of America's involvement in Vietnam, when U.S. diplomats and military operatives worked to evacuate as many South Vietnamese allies and friends as possible, and often through unsanctioned and makeshift means, while the North Vietnamese army closed in on Saigon.

WETA TV 26 Logo

Thu., April 30, 2015
1:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Last Days in Vietnam  

A look at the chaotic final days of America's involvement in Vietnam, when U.S. diplomats and military operatives worked to evacuate as many South Vietnamese allies and friends as possible, and often through unsanctioned and makeshift means, while the North Vietnamese army closed in on Saigon.