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FRONTLINE Special Report
Gates Nomination, The
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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

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On July 15, the US Senate is scheduled to begin hearings on the nomination of Robert Gates as director of the CIA. Hodding Carter investigates Gates's career and the part he played in the Iran-contra scandal. The program also examines allegations of Gates's role in arms sales to Saddam Hussein to build Iraq's armed forces, including arranging exchange of Iraqi oil for South African arms shipments.



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Public Affairs
Fanning, David (Series Producer)
Chicago: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Gates Nomination, The,” 07/15/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0A261567D17243C189A268BE72432369.
MLA: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Gates Nomination, The.” 07/15/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0A261567D17243C189A268BE72432369>.
APA: FRONTLINE Special Report; Gates Nomination, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0A261567D17243C189A268BE72432369
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