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FRONTLINE; Trail Of A Terrorist

10/25/2001


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Trail Of A Terrorist
Program Number

2004 K1

Series Description

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

Program Description

On December 14, 1999, Ahmed Ressam was detained at the U.S./Canadian border when an alert customs agent became suspicious of Ressam’s hesitant answers to her questions. When the trunk of his car was opened, agents discovered a powerful bomb and a plot for a millennium attack on America. Ressam said nothing at his trial but, facing 130 years in prison, decided to testify against an accomplice. His chilling testimony reveals his motives, his methods, and his connection to an Algerian terrorist group that had already carried out bombings in Europe. Ressam described his training at the Osama bin Laden camps in Afghanistan, where he became skilled in urban warfare, sabotage, and covert operations. With access to Ressam’s testimony, police files, and officials in the U.S., Canada, and France, correspondent Terence McKenna follows the trail of a terrorist.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Trail Of A Terrorist,” 10/25/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D38F7D8C8837417A8EBFCACDE52933D9.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Trail Of A Terrorist.” 10/25/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D38F7D8C8837417A8EBFCACDE52933D9>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Trail Of A Terrorist. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D38F7D8C8837417A8EBFCACDE52933D9
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