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Old Man and the Gun, 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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Looks at the conflict in Northern Ireland through the eyes of Irish Americans who support the Irish Republican Army and its strategy of violence. Cameras follow Michael Flannery through his day as Grand Marshal of New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade and then back to Ireland to the spot where Flannery participated in an ambush on British troops some fifty years ago.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Old Man and the Gun, The,” 12/22/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_44374E4A7ADC4EA496D5B29E18D9FFA9.
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APA: FRONTLINE; Old Man and the Gun, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_44374E4A7ADC4EA496D5B29E18D9FFA9
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