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Showdown With Iran
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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

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As Iraq descends into chaos and civil war, FRONTLINE examines the rise of its neighbor-Iran-as one of America's greatest threats and most puzzling foreign policy challenges. Through interviews with key players on both sides, FRONTLINE traces the tumultuous history of U.S.-Iran relations since 9/11-from unprecedented early cooperation in Afghanistan, to the growing crisis over Iran's nuclear ambitions and Tehran's open threats to drive America out of the Middle East.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Showdown With Iran,” 10/22/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20429E657E544C56B4FCE69E4455FB31.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Showdown With Iran.” 10/22/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 16, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20429E657E544C56B4FCE69E4455FB31>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Showdown With Iran. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20429E657E544C56B4FCE69E4455FB31
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