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Oscar-Nominated Documentary 'Last Days in Vietnam' Coming to 'American Experience' on KCTS 9

Oscar®-Nominated Documentary LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM | April 28 at 9 p.m.

About the documentary

In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. Approximately 5,000 Americans remained, with roughly 24 hours to get out. Their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers and friends faced certain imprisonment and possible death if they remained behind, yet there was no official evacuation plan in place. Still, over the last days in Vietnam, with the clock ticking and the city under fire, 135,000 South Vietnamese managed to escape. They were helped by a number of heroic Americans who took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many people as possible. Produced and directed by Rory Kennedy.

Nominated for an Academy Award®  for Documentary Feature. Last Days in Vietnam premieres on KCTS 9 television April 28, 2015 at 9 p.m.

Sailors push a helicopter off a landing platform of the U.S.S. Kirk to clear room for more helicopters dropping off refugees.



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I can watch KCTS here in Canada and also give KCTS an annual donation. However, I get very angry when I am told I cannot see a program such as Last Days in Viet Nam because of "right restrictions". I would strongly suggest that KCTS find a platform where its Canadian viewers can share in these programs without restrictions!

Please accept our apologies if you are not able to watch some content online. As a PBS member station with wide viewership and support in neighboring Lower Mainland BC, we have made it clear to PBS that we believe Canadian supporters of KCTS 9 deserve online access to the same programs they see on our air.

PBS is sympathetic, but as a distributor rather than producer, their rights are limited and generally confined to distribution within the United States. PBS is legally obligated to ensure each program does not exceed its granted rights, which eliminates international streaming ability for some PBS programs in Canada.

We have suggested to PBS that they look into password-protected online access for Canadian viewers, but that will ultimately depend on the agreement of program suppliers.

For Last Days in Vietnam, however, you will be able to catch it on KCTS 9, on April, 28 at 9pm. It really is a fascinating documentary, please tune in if you can. Meanwhile, we will continue to try and get online viewing rights for our Canadian supporters.