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FRONTLINE; Dark Side, The


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Dark Side, 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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For nearly five years the United States has been fighting the war on terror. Much of that war has been fought by the CIA and other intelligence agencies on what Vice President Cheney called "the dark side." But from the beginning there was a bitter internal struggle for control of the dark side between Cheney and CIA Director George Tenet. FRONTLINE follows the trail of the war-behind-the-war with more than 40 interviews of key participants, thousands of pages of documents and a step-by-step examination of what happened behind the headlines and deeply inside the councils of war.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Dark Side, The,” 06/20/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B86B89160593455A9894F1F805C75AE8.
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