CBC Television Network

Ten Thousand Day War, The

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1981 to 1982

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Wednesday nights from October 22, 1980 to February 11, 1981.
Repeated Sunday afternoons from April 25 to August 1, 1982.

This hour-long program was dedicated to the history of the Vietnam War.
It was written and produced by Michael Maclear, a CBC correspondent who
was the first western journalist admitted to North Vietnam.

The series covered the years 1945 to 1975. It featured archival
televsion and film footage backed by contemporary interviews with many
of the participants, including Henry Kissinger and Alexander Haig. The
series was narrated by Richard Basehart, with scripts written by Peter
Arnett. The producer of the series was Ian McLeod.

In 2005, to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, Maclear
went back to the country to retrace some of his steps during the war.
CTV produced a two hour documentary about his return visit. It was called Vietnam: Ghosts of War.

Written by John Corcelli – November, 2005