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A still image from “The Vietnam War” series from documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

On Sunday, “The Vietnam War,” a new 10-part documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, premiered on WTTW. Burns and Novick were in Chicago last week and sat down with “Chicago Tonight” to talk about the epic work.

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A still image from “The Vietnam War” series from documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick speak with us about their new 10-part documentary series, “The Vietnam War.”

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The newest film by PBS documentarian Ken Burns chronicles one of America's most influential families.

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As stocks tumbled during the Great Depression, farmers in the Great Plains were dealing with the Dust Bowl -- a plague of dust storms that lasted a decade resulting in the greatest man-made ecological disaster in U.S. history.

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Detroit citizens heeding "last call" in final days before Prohibition, 1920.

Chicago has a unique role in the sobering story of the 18th and 21st amendments to the U.S. Constitution. We have a conversation with legendary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, ahead of this Sunday’s premiere of the highly anticipated film series: PROHIBITION