American Experience

Two Days in October

Season 18 Episode 13 | 1h 17m 47s

In October 1967, history turned a corner. In a jungle in Vietnam, a Viet Cong ambush nearly wiped out an American battalion, prompting some in power to question whether the war might be unwinnable. On a campus in Wisconsin, a student protest against the war spiraled out of control, marking the first time that a campus anti-war demonstration had turned violent.

Aired: 09/08/17

Expires: 09/10/20

Rating: NR

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