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How One Bloody Battle Turned Americans Against The Vietnam War

Posted on · In 1968, the capture of the Vietnamese city of Hue by communist forces -- and the bloody battle to take it back -- not only changed the course of the Vietnam War, it also changed how Americans back home viewed the conflict -- and their government. Author Mark Bowden tells the story in his latest book.

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Full Show: World Series Preview, And Author Mark Bowden (Oct. 23, 2017)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We preview the Astros-Dodgers World Series. Author Mark Bowden talks about how one battle changed the course of the Vietnam War -- and Americans' attitudes about the conflict back home. Plus Jeff Balke discusses all the other developments in Houston sports.

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Full Show: Harvey’s Impact On The Housing Market, And Saigon Stories (Sept. 18, 2017)

Posted on · On Monday's edition of Houston Matters: What will the destruction of so many homes during Harvey mean for the apartment and housing market? And former Houston news anchor Lily Jang returns to her native Vietnam for a special called Saigon Stories.

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Full Show: Extended Days At Some HISD Schools, And Previewing ‘The Vietnam War’ (Sept. 15, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday’s edition of Houston Matters: Students at a dozen HISD campuses will have longer school days to make up for lost time after Harvey. We examine the process of cleaning up storm debris in one neighborhood. And Ken Burns and Lynn Novick preview their new documentary series The Vietnam War.

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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Discuss Upcoming Series ‘The Vietnam War’

Posted on · (Above: Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with documentary filmmakers Lynn Novick and Ken Burns during their visit to Houston on April 26, 2017. Photo: Abner Fletcher | Houston Public Media) Ken Burns rose to fame in 1990 for his epic, sprawling documentary film series The Civil War. His partner in filmmaking Lynn Novick, who […]