First the Bad:
This individual who has reached into the history bind that has a trillion items on the Vietnam War and selected a few to convey his idea of what went on is a strong, enthusiastic, lifelong supporter of the Democratic Party, with almost $180,000 in political donations. The Democratic National Committee chose Burns to produce an introductory video for Senator Edward Kennedy's August 2008 speech to the Democratic National Convention, a video described by Politico as a "Burns-crafted tribute casting him [Kennedy] as the modern Ulysses bringing his party home to port. In August 2009, Kennedy died, and Burns produced a eulogy video for, and again at, his funeral for the Kennedy Estate. He strongly endorsed Barack Obama for the U.S. presidency in December 2007 comparing Obama on multiple occasions to Abraham Lincoln.
He will tell you he is a master film maker, but resolute in his political beliefs.
Hard to image that he can be objective on such a political issue as Vietnam.
Now the Good:
Zippo, who started this thread last week, recommends the following link:
It's Dr James Willbank talking. He is a former Infantryman who contributed to the Ken Burns series and feels Burns and his co-producer did a good job.
Zippo said that in all his past dealing, he found the good Dr. Willbank to be a creditable historian and went on to say, "I may not agree with him but neither do I think he can be bought."
Willbank said that Burns' series is objective.
Also another friend, Mike Haas, author and retired USAF Special Operations Colonel said that he has found much to like about the series, and the way it has answered some questions he has harbored for years.