Iowans Remember Vietnam examines one of the most turbulent times in American history from the perspective of those who were there. This IPTV-produced documentary also chronicles the simultaneous battle at home, where thousands of young people took to the streets to demonstrate their strident opposition to the war. Iowans Remember Vietnam explores the causes -- and outcomes -- of both conflicts. From the first U.S. advisors in Vietnam; through the deployment of combat troops; to the fall of Saigon; Iowans Remember Vietnam counts the cost of an often misunderstood conflict, in which 115,000 Iowans served their country and 859 made the ultimate sacrifice.

Major funding for Iowans Remember Vietnam was provided by Casey’s General Stores; additional funding provided by Prairie Meadows.


The Draft

The Draft | Full Episode

April 27, 2015 | 55 min

Race, class, culture — the draft in the 1960s and 1970s was a lightning rod that lit up every schism in American society.

Dick Cavett's Vietnam - Split America

Dick Cavett's Vietnam - Split America

April 27, 2015 | 1 min

The interviews featured on the Dick Cavett Show captured the split in America's views on the commitment in Southeast Asia, and how to get out.

Dick Cavett on Hosting a Talk Show During Vietnam

Dick Cavett on Hosting a Talk Show During Vietnam

April 27, 2015 | 2 min

There had never been anything in history to parallel the war in Vietnam and its coverage on television in America.