The Tet Offensive

Sunday, October 29 at 8 & 11 p.m. ET

Hosted by Oliver North

The year 1968 would prove to be one of the most tumultuous years in American history. Assassinations, riots, and war dominated the headlines. There were 500,0000 soldiers, airmen and marines fighting and dying in Vietnam. The year began with a massive series of surprise attacks by the North Vietnamese during their New Year celebration called Tet. More than 100 cities and towns were assaulted, catching the Americans and South Vietnamese troops off guard.

The "Tet offensive" shifted the fighting from the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam to the streets of cities like Saigon and the imperial city of Hue. The terrible images of dead and wounded seen back home had the effect on America that the North Vietnamese had wanted — despite their own terrible losses.

The North Vietnamese had launched the offensive that would eventually win them the war — and permanently tarnish president Lyndon Baines Johnson’s legacy.

In this exciting episode of “War Stories with Oliver North,” you’ll meet a military policeman who helped take back the u.s. embassy after it was attacked. You’ll also hear from an Army interrogator whose job was to get information out of captured Vietcong, and from three brave Marines who helped pry the city of Hue out of enemy hands.

Staff for this episode:

Executive Producer: Pamela K. Browne

Produced and Written by: Cyd Upson and Steven Tierney

Editor: Chris Scolaro

Senior Producers: Martin Hinton and Cyd Upson

Designer: Yong Kim

Senior Vice President of Production: Bill Shine

Chairman and CEO of FOX News: Roger Ailes

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