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THE DRAFT | Up in Flames | PBS


Watch the full-length episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365472163/?Utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=draf_covefullprogram (US Only) Premieres Monday, April 27 at 9/8c.
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In the tumult of the Vietnam War protests, Congress declared destroying draft cards a federal crime. Tom Cornell and David McReynolds took their chances with civil disobedience, and were among the organizers of a legendary draft card burning in Union Square. Protestors and counter-protestors clashed as draft cards went up in flames.

THE DRAFT airs as part of a special programming block commemorating the Vietnam War.