Emmy-winning documentarian Ken Burns and co-director Lynn Novick will sit down with LA Times columnist Patt Morrison to provide fascinating insights into the making of their 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series, which airs in September on PBS SoCal. Excerpts will be premiered, and you will hear from two very special guests who will give firsthand accounts of surviving the war.
Fighter pilot Merrill McPeak flew 269 missions in Vietnam between 1968 and 1970, eventually becoming Air Force Chief of Staff. He retired after 37 years of service. Duong Van Mai grew up in Hanoi. Her family was divided by the war when her older sister joined the Viet Minh, while Mai and the rest of her family fled to Saigon. She married an American political scientist, David Elliott, and now lives in Southern California.