The Vietnam War, by award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Timing is everything, and with the United States finding reasons to reach into its arsenal more often these days, perhaps it's time for another conversation about exactly what happened in Vietnam, what went wrong and if there are any lessons to be learned. Six years in the making, the doc includes archival footage, photographs, home movies, audio tapes from the oval office and some of the most iconic music hits from the era. Houstonians get a sneak peek this Wednesday in "An Evening with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick," hosted by Houston Public Media, with selected previews, moderated discussion and a question-and-answer period.
7 to 9 p.m. April 26. Cullen Performance Hall, 4800 Calhoun. For information, visit houstonpublicmedia.org/vietnam/ken-in-houston. $75.
Binge-watchers take note. This fall Houston Public Media TV 8 will be airing an epic documentary (we're talking 18 hours), titled