Basic Black

Vietnam Vet Ervin L "Tootsie" Russell

Clip: Season 2017 | 3m

For the upcoming PBS Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary, “The Vietnam War,” Basic Black sat down with Ervin L. “Tootsie” Russell about his experience in the war and how it has shaped his life. This Emmy nominated interstitial was shown during the original broadcast of the documentary on WGBH.

Aired: 09/19/17

Rating: NR

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Basic Black is a local public television program presented by GBH.