American Experience

Last Days in Vietnam

Season 27 Episode 12 | 1h 52m 8s

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.

Aired: 04/28/15

Expired: 02/28/17

Rating: NR

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For Season 27 of American Experience, exclusive corporate funding is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, major funding by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations. Additional funding for Last Days in Vietnam provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Documentary Investment Group: Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation, Roxanne E. & Michael J. Zak; and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.