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American Experience: "Last Days in Vietnam"

Premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 9pm on WGBH 2

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With a communist victory inevitable and the U.S. readying to withdraw, many Americans on the ground worried their South Vietnamese allies and friends faced imprisonment or death at the hands of the approaching North Vietnamese. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese as possible.

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Schedule

Tuesday
4/21/15 9:00 PM
WGBH 2
Wednesday
4/22/15 2:00 AM
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Wednesday
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Thursday
4/23/15 4:00 AM
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