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FRONTLINE; From China With Love


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From China With Love
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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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Her code name was "Parlor Maid." She was a spy whose information about China found its way to four American presidents. For 20 years Katrina Leung's handler was a freewheeling FBI agent named J.J. Smith. But "Parlor Maid" and J.J. were more than agent and asset: they were lovers. Last April, the government claimed "Parlor Maid" was a double agent-spying for China with the help of her lover J.J. - and the two were arrested. FRONTLINE investigates a story of sex, secrets, risk, patriotism and power, and explores how U.S. intelligence about China has been seriously compromised.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; From China With Love,” 01/15/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_850C79C0022F4E888C131876B30B1D33.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; From China With Love.” 01/15/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_850C79C0022F4E888C131876B30B1D33>.
APA: FRONTLINE; From China With Love. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_850C79C0022F4E888C131876B30B1D33
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