Synopsis by Sean Hurley
The Century: Events That Shaped the World is a 12-part ABC News production hosted by Peter Jennings that explores the many events and personalities that colored the 20th century. Few events in American history have been so polarizing (even to this day) as the Vietnam War. In No Man's Land: The Fall, Jennings begins the story of this conflict with the indelible image of people clinging to the runners of helicopters as they lift off the rooftop of the U.S. embassy in Saigon, hours away from falling to the North Vietnamese. This program explores the behind-the-scenes machinations that drew America deeper and deeper into this dubious war.