Vietnam TV shows
Here's what's on TV tonight: "Last Days in Vietnam: American Experience" (8 p.m., WYES) tells the Saigon-evacuation story.
"One of the striking things over the course of the last year, showing it at film festivals and at community screenings with PBS, is that people say, 'I can't believe we don't know this story, '" filmmaker Rory Kennedy said in this story. "Historians, politicians - people who have studied the Vietnam War - don't know what happened, don't know these events, and I was really struck by that. It's a dramatic story, and it's an important story, and it's hugely relevant.
"What can we learn from looking back 40 years ago at these final days in Vietnam that can apply today with what's happening in Iraq and Afghanistan? It's an enormously timely story, and there are a huge number of lessons that we can learn from these events."
Elsewhere: "New Girl" (8 p.m., WVUE), "NCIS: New Orleans" (8 p.m., WWL), "One Big Happy" (8:30 p.m., WDSU).
Late night: Michael Keaton guests on "Late Show With David Letterman" (10:35 p.m., WWL), Edie Falco guests on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" (10:34 p.m., WDSU), John Cleese guests on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" (11:36 p.m., WDSU).