Synopsis by Betsy Boyd
Part of the History's Turning Points II video series, which explores pivotal moments in world history, History's Turning Points II: Battle for Vietnam focuses on the dark finale of the Vietnam War. Live on CBS News, anchorman Walter Kronkite boldly questioned America's involvement in the war, sending waves of alarm through an already resentful American public. Meanwhile, a deadly Vietcong surprise attack ensured that the battle would not end in victory for the United States or South Vietnam. The program features on-location dramatizations and rare historical footage.