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FRONTLINE; News War: Secrets, Sources and Spin, Part I


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News War: Secrets, Sources and Spin, Part I
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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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In part one of News War: Secrets, Sources & Spin, FRONTLINE examines the political and legal forces challenging the mainstream news media today and how the press has reacted in turn. Correspondent Lowell Bergman talks to the major players in the debates over the role of journalism in 2007, examining the relationship between the Bush administration and the press; the controversies surrounding the use of anonymous sources in reporting from Watergate to the present; and the unintended consequences of the Valerie Plame investigation—a confusing and at times ugly affair that ultimately damaged both reporters’ reputations and the legal protections they thought they enjoyed under the First Amendment.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; News War: Secrets, Sources and Spin, Part I,” 02/09/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CA7CD37EEFFC4C049DBACDDA686C3E49.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; News War: Secrets, Sources and Spin, Part I.” 02/09/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CA7CD37EEFFC4C049DBACDDA686C3E49>.
APA: FRONTLINE; News War: Secrets, Sources and Spin, Part I. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CA7CD37EEFFC4C049DBACDDA686C3E49
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