KERA to show war film on TR

The Vietnam War
The screening for The Vietnam War will be held Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Energy Auditorium on TR Campus.

By Raegan Scharfetter/managing editor

Students, faculty and staff can join KERA and TCC for a one-hour screening of the Ken Burns documentary The Vietnam War on TR Campus Sept. 14.

The Vietnam War tells the story of one of the most consequential and controversial events in American history.

The 10-part series explores the human dimensions of the war through the testimonies of roughly 80 witnesses from Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

KERA community management manager Denita Malvern said the public television station decided to show the screening of The Vietnam War on a TCC campus due to the number of veteran centers available.

“It was a natural partner since TCC counselors see the importance and value of veterans and their service,” Malvern said.

Recently, Burns said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that American youth will find The Vietnam War relevant because it is a story about mass demonstrations all across the country against the current administration.

“About a White House obsessed with leaks and in disarray because of those leaks, about a president railing against you, the news media, for making up news,” Burns said.

A reception is 6-6:45 p.m., and the screening begins at 7 p.m. in the Energy Auditorium.

For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-1206.