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Things Fall Apart (January-June 1968) 

Shaken by the violence of the Tet Offensive, assassinations of leaders and domestic unrest, Americans begin to doubt President Lyndon B. Johnson's promise that victory in Vietnam is near and he ultimately decides not to seek reelection.

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Ken Burns, Lynn Novick
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Peter Coyote ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Brady Philip Brady ... Himself - Marine Advisor
Ellsworth Bunker Ellsworth Bunker ... Himself - U.S. Ambassador (archive footage)
Stokely Carmichael ... Himself - Blackpower (archive footage)
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host of The Tonight Show (archive footage)
Carol Crocker Carol Crocker ... Herself
Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Anchorman CBS (archive footage)
Cao Xuan Dai Cao Xuan Dai ... Himself - N. Vietnamese Army
Le Duan Le Duan ... Himself - New Leader of N. Vietnam (archive footage)
Huy Duc Huy Duc ... Himself - N. Vietnam
Bill Ehrhart Bill Ehrhart ... Himself - Marines
Duong Van Mai Elliott Duong Van Mai Elliott ... Herself - Saigon
Ron Ferrizzi Ron Ferrizzi ... Himself - Army
Leslie Gelb Leslie Gelb ... Himself - Pentagon
Phil Gioia Phil Gioia ... Himself - Army
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Shaken by the violence of the Tet Offensive, assassinations of leaders and domestic unrest, Americans begin to doubt President Lyndon B. Johnson's promise that victory in Vietnam is near and he ultimately decides not to seek reelection.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

24 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Florentine Films See more »
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16:9 HD
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Goofs

Closeup video of TEAC tape recorder while President Johnson is speaking is reversed (mirror image). Reel-to-reel tape recorders, when played, rotate reels counterclockwise, not clockwise. You can also see that the AMPEX brand name on the plastic reel is backward. See more »

Soundtracks

13 Ghosts II
Written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Performed by Nine Inch Nails
Courtesy of The Null Corporation
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Why use God save the queen in your documentary?

A very short review from my side, more some sort of comment. I think this was yet another great episode of the documentary which shows a lot of the real emotions, pride and humiliation, from both sides. Absolutely great editing with every section ending with an image or statement that gives you something to think about. And a really good chronological buildup of events to show the viewer what was going on and what was the decision making at that time. There's only one thing I really don't understand, and I would like to ask Ken Burns personally. Why did you use an acoustic piano version of "God save the queen" ( the English national anthem) in this episode (and an earlier episode also but I can't recall which one.). The music is especially striking since it is in the scene in which Captain (army surgeon) Hal Kushner tell about the "celebtration" of the fourth of july in a POW camp. It's kind of odd to choose that music, isn't it?

I'm not an native English speaker (I'm dutch) so please excuse me for my language errors.


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