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FRONTLINE; Lost American, The

Ch 1 &2 stereo SCREENING VERSION WILL LYMAN NARR. V8 9/23/97 83:00

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Lost American, 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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This program explores the extraordinary life and mysterious disappearance of Fred Cuny, a passionate humanitarian and global troubleshooter who traveled from Biafra to Bosnia, bringing hope to countless people in need. But after 25 years in the field, Cuny was tired of dealing with disasters instead of underlying causes. He wanted to be a deal broker, to take a seat at the table where major policy is made. Did that ambition kill him? The investigation traces Cuny's last days in Chechnya, unravels the story of his disappearance and explores the lessons of his life in an examination of America's responsibilities for the humanitarian disasters that plague the world.

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