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Bombing of Pan Am 103, The
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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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Profiles the efforts of the surviving families of the 270 people killed in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988, to seek justice for their loved ones. The families' crusade focuses attention on issues of airline and airport security, on the lack of coordination between international police and intelligence services, and on whether the U.S. government has the will and means to respond effectively against terrorists and the countries that support them.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Bombing of Pan Am 103, The,” 01/22/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3E09590C7D6E4D8AB3971B1BC4674FCB.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Bombing of Pan Am 103, The.” 01/22/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3E09590C7D6E4D8AB3971B1BC4674FCB>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Bombing of Pan Am 103, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3E09590C7D6E4D8AB3971B1BC4674FCB
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