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Looking For Answers
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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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The attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was not only the most devastating terrorist attack in history, it was also the biggest failure of U.S. intelligence since Pearl Harbor. In "Looking for Answers," FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman and the New York Times investigate why the CIA and FBI failed to uncover the hijackers' dramatic plot to strike at the heart of the U.S. government and its economy. The film also examines the United States failure to understand fully the hatred for America among Muslim fundamentalists and its roots in the U.S. governments support for Israel and for authoritarian regimes in the oil-rich Middle East. The program, a FRONTLINE co-production with The New York Times, is anchored by Bill Moyers.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Looking For Answers,” 10/11/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5DBD6B6C0665439690062B29001C3FBF.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Looking For Answers.” 10/11/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5DBD6B6C0665439690062B29001C3FBF>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Looking For Answers. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5DBD6B6C0665439690062B29001C3FBF
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