Jerry--the Burns series can be streamed, 24/7, on the PBS web site. You can watch all you want, whenever you want! I'm trying not to binge-watch; it's not like a mystery--we know how it ends.
Vets in my group were fascinated by the intro show. Like most Americans, they have little idea of the history of Vietnam, their attempts to petition for autonomy/independence after WWI, and to get support for independence from the US after WWII. The footage of the Viet Minh hand-hauling artillery up the mountains above Dien Bien Phu demonstrates their will to victory, which is how they repeatedly defeated the Chinese, then the French, then us.
I think another teaching point in the series is the duplicity of multiple American presidents and their administrations in their secret belief in the futility of the war while driving us further and further into it for political purposes. Lessons to be drawn concerning our current wars?
An interesting article on the making of the series. I'm hoping for an entire book on the topic!
I wonder if Nora's nuclear engineer friend owns property and/or lives on the Texas, Louisiana, or southern east coast? We haven't heard anything from him recently.
Perhaps folks who reject the science behind global warming, sea level rise, increasing hurricane strength, should be advised to just disbelieve the water lapping at their windows, winds tearing at their rooves.