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Aug 23, 2017

First and second hours: Vietnam War conversations at The Little Theatre

During this special two-hour broadcast from The Little Theatre, we delve into the history of the Vietnam War with veterans, activists, and members of the Vietnamese community. It’s a preview of the forthcoming 10-episode documentary series called The Vietnam War on PBS. The series, produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, launches Sunday, September 17 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Our guests share their personal experiences of the war: stories of heroism, loss, and hope. Our guests:

Hour 1

  • John White, U.S. Marine Corps veteran
  • Alan Levin (“Brother Wease”), U.S. Army veteran
  • Henrietta and Max Levine, anti-war activists

Hour 2

  • Ginny Nguyen, Rochesterian, Blue Start Mother and vice president of the Vietnamese Community of Rochester, Inc.
  • Loan Nguyen, wife of Special Force Lieutenant Colonel Doi Nguyen of the South Vietnamese Army, and mother of Ginny Nguyen