The Vietnam War

This month, SOPTV features Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s 10-part, 18-hour documentary series: The Vietnam War. Ten years in the making, Vietnam tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. The series features 80 witnesses, from Americans who fought in the war, to those who opposed the war, and combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

As you know, for the last two years SOPTV has told the stories of southern Oregon heroes with two seasons of My Story of Service. We also produced six Local Focus specials about veterans issues, including an interview with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, which re-airs on Thursday, September 21 at 9:30 pm and Local Focus: A Conversation About the Vietnam War, which premieres on September 28 at 10 pm.

Concurrent with the television broadcast, Vietnam will be available on and PBS apps for IOS, Android, Roku, and Chromecast. The final five episodes will be available to stream beginning September 24th. All episodes will be accessible until the series begins rebroadcast on Tuesdays at 9 pm, October 3 through November 28.

If you have SOPTV Passport, you can view the entire series (ten programs) beginning September 17. The series will also be available in Spanish and Vietnamese on streaming.

Ellis Feinstein: A Life Well Lived

On August 13, over 75 people gathered to remember and celebrate the life of Ellis Feinstein. Ellis was very active in southern Oregon’s broadcast community from 1954