American Experience - Season 10, Episode 10 - Rotten Tomatoes

Vietnam: A Television History - Cambodia and Laos


Episode Info

This video explores the effects of the war on Vietnam's neighbors, Cambodia and Laos. As the conflict escalated, inevitably it spilled across the borders of both nations, leading to the outright invasion of Cambodia by the U.S. and postwar nightmares for both nations as they found themselves beneath the glare of rival superpowers. 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.

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