FRONTLINE; Investigating the October Surprise
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- Investigating the October Surprise
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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 is Frontline's second look at allegations that the Reagan-Bush presidential campaign interfered with President Carter's negotiations to free American hostages in Iran prior to election day 1980. Frontline's first broadcast about these allegations was "The Election Held Hostage." In this second report, reporter Robert Parry travels to the Middle East unearthing further details concerning claims that Republicans met with Iranians. The central question of this report is whether or not William Casey, Reagan's campaign director, could have met with Iranians in Paris and Madrid in the summer of 1980.
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