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FRONTLINE; Secret File, The

02/24/1987


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Secret File, The
Program Number

508

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

How could an ordinary citizen be considered a national security risk? Penn Kimball, a university professor, former New York Times editor, Rhodes scholar, and Eagle Scout, was stunned to discover that for thirty years, government files existed declaring him as a disloyal American. As he tries to clear his name, FRONTLINE examines the government decision to gather information on American citizens.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Secret File, The,” 02/24/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_011CFA102CD2405DA88C8BE101553F7C.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Secret File, The.” 02/24/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_011CFA102CD2405DA88C8BE101553F7C>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Secret File, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_011CFA102CD2405DA88C8BE101553F7C
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