Massacre in Vietnam: My Lai

About the Show

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The words My Lai are seared into American memories of the Vietnam War, but few know what really happened in the Vietnamese village in March 1968. Drawing on audio recordings and interviews with participants, survivors, eyewitnesses and investigators, Barak Goodman re-examines how an American infantry unit came to murder more than 300 unarmed Vietnamese civilians, how a handful of their fellow soldiers tried to stop them, and how US officials tried to keep the world from hearing about My Lai.