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FRONTLINE; Crisis in Central America: Revolution in Nicaragua

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Crisis in Central America: Revolution in Nicaragua
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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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In 1979 the Sandinistas led a revolution that overthrew the Somoza dynasty which had ruled Nicaragua for almost 50 years. It was a revolution the US first tried to prevent, then tried to court, and later tried to undermine. Part III traces the evolution of U. S. involvement in Nicaragua and the struggle for control of the revolution.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Crisis in Central America: Revolution in Nicaragua,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3E0321B8366C477D93ADB22E79B3857A.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Crisis in Central America: Revolution in Nicaragua.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3E0321B8366C477D93ADB22E79B3857A>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Crisis in Central America: Revolution in Nicaragua. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3E0321B8366C477D93ADB22E79B3857A
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