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War We Left Behind, 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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Investigates the hidden strategies of the air war against Iraq and the devastating impact of the bombing campaign on Iraqi civilians. During a three-week journey through Iraq, producers Andrew and Leslie Cockburn reveal how the war destroyed Iraq's industrial base, leaving most Iraqis without electricity, sewage lines or purified water, vulnerable to disease and hunger and part of the "slow motion disaster" that is Iraq today.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; War We Left Behind, The,” 10/29/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_64F25683E09B4332A016AB0C9530F4E4.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; War We Left Behind, The.” 10/29/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_64F25683E09B4332A016AB0C9530F4E4>.
APA: FRONTLINE; War We Left Behind, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_64F25683E09B4332A016AB0C9530F4E4
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