AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Two Days in October On-Demand to 11/30/17

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Two Days in October On-Demand to 11/30/17


In October 1967, in a jungle in Vietnam, a Viet Cong ambush nearly wiped out an American battalion, prompting some in power to question whether the war might be unwinnable. On a campus in Wisconsin, a student protest against the war spiraled out of control, marking the first time that a campus anti-war demonstration had turned violent. Watch On-Demand

From Robert Kenner, director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., Two Days in October tells the emotionally wrenching parallel stories. The film features firsthand accounts from the people whose lives were irrevocably changed by what happened — American and Viet Cong soldiers, relatives of men killed in battle, protesting students, police officers, and university faculty and administrators. Collectively, their words speak to the heartbreak caused by the war and the stark division it wrought on the home front. Two Days in October is based on the book They Marched Into Sunlight, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss.

Some stayed. Some went. All fought.

Winner of the 2005 Peabody Award and the 2006 Primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Non-Fiction Filmmaking

 AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Two Days in October has made this program available as part of the American Experience Vietnam War Collection.

Full Episode: (Available Through 11/30/2017)

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