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FRONTLINE; Chasing the Sleeper Cell


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Chasing the Sleeper Cell
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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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What is the real story behind the group that U.S. intelligence called "the most dangerous terrorist cell in America?" FRONTLINE and The New York Times join forces to investigate the battle against terrorism here at home in "Chasing the Sleeper Cell." The documentary is the first in-depth examination of a major, ongoing domestic terrorism case involving Al Qaeda operatives and American citizens they trained. Questions are also raised about the effectiveness of the FBI and the CIA and whether or not the new tools they have are the right ones to contain the threat at home.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Chasing the Sleeper Cell,” 10/16/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C47CC8ADA5464421A335F9FE0677357C.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Chasing the Sleeper Cell.” 10/16/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C47CC8ADA5464421A335F9FE0677357C>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Chasing the Sleeper Cell. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C47CC8ADA5464421A335F9FE0677357C
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