Fifty years ago the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War was nearing its peak. Some 485,000 American troops were in South Vietnam. U.S. involvement in the war would go on for another six years.
In less than two weeks, Maine Public Television will begin airing Ken Burns’ documentary about the Vietnam War. But beginning Tuesday, on Maine Public Radio, we’re going to air a series of what we’re calling “Courageous Conversations” about the Vietnam War and its impact.
Maine Public President Mark Vogelzang discussed the project with Morning Edition Host Irwin Gratz.