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This episode of The American Experience: Vietnam, introduces viewers to the other side of the war. Interviews with Vietcong guerillas and sympathizers, North Vietnamese leaders and people all give a different view than one usually considered. Interviews with American prisoners once held in Hanoi are also included. Broad in scope and responsible in detail, this video makes good use of the huge amount of archival film available on the war. Its serious tone and responsible history makes this episode entirely appropriate for use in the college classroom.