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Secrets of An Independent Counsel
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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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Kenneth W. Starr is the best known of them -- and now the most criticized. But all-powerful independent counsels have launched wide- ranging investigations of the Clinton Cabinet almost from the beginning. FRONTLINE steps behind the current "Starr Chamber" controversy to find out what these special prosecutors really want and how far they'll go to get it.

"Secrets of an Independent Counsel" --In the first in-depth television interview ever given by a sitting independent counsel, Donald Smaltz takes FRONTLINE inside his investigation of former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy. FRONTLINE correspondent Peter Boyer steps behind the current controversy about Kenneth Starr to find out what these independent counsels really want, how far they'll go to get it, and why they cost so much money.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Secrets of An Independent Counsel,” 05/18/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DF2B7E4912884A97B97D2217F213C388.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Secrets of An Independent Counsel.” 05/18/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DF2B7E4912884A97B97D2217F213C388>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Secrets of An Independent Counsel. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DF2B7E4912884A97B97D2217F213C388
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