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FRONTLINE; Terrorist and the Superpower, The


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Terrorist and the Superpower, 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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On Friday, August 7, 1998, two car bombs exploded simultaneously at United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 268 people and injuring more than 5,000. In the days and weeks that followed, investigators from the CIA and the FBI rapidly closed in on a series of suspects. The accused mastermind of the bombings was named almost immediately - Osama bin Laden, an exiled Saudi millionaire. But was this the work of an individual terrorist or the symptom of more deeply rooted vendettas against the United States? FRONTLINE, in collaboration with the New York Times, investigates bin Laden, his followers, and the Africa bombings.

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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Terrorist and the Superpower, The,” 04/09/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_60232628BA314943A659B4801DC617B2.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Terrorist and the Superpower, The.” 04/09/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_60232628BA314943A659B4801DC617B2>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Terrorist and the Superpower, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_60232628BA314943A659B4801DC617B2
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