Tour Operators Tauck partners with Ken Burns on Vietnam itineraries By Michelle Baran / July 24, 2017 Share 1 -- Filmmaker Ken Burns and Tauck have collaborated on a pair of Southeast Asia itineraries in the lead-up to the premiere of Burns' latest documentary series, "The Vietnam War," scheduled to air on PBS in September. The itineraries will mark the first time that the partnership, which dates to 2010, will involve destinations outside of the United States.The Tauck itineraries are "Indochina: Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos" and "Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Both are 16 days in length and beginning in 2018, both journeys will feature enhancements, including a series of exclusive-to-Tauck documentary film shorts about Vietnam that guests will watch during the Vietnam portion of their itineraries. They will feature insights and perspectives provided by Burns, co-director Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein (producer of "The Vietnam War") as well as Vietnam War-era footage and archival still photos.Among other topics, the vignettes will explore cultural and political divides exposed by the Vietnam War, how the media shaped the course of the conflict, and mythologies surrounding the war. There will be between eight and 10 vignettes produced for use on Tauck's Southeast Asia tours. Tauck and Burns began working together seven years ago to develop itineraries that tackled the places and themes of many of Burns' well-known documentary series, such as "Frank Lloyd Wright," "Prohibition," "Jazz" and "Baseball."