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FRONTLINE; WikiSecrets

05/24/2011

WikiSecrets


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
WikiSecrets
Program Number

2915 HD 001

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

It's the biggest intelligence breach in U.S. history -- the leaking of more than half-a-million classified documents on the Wikileaks website in the Spring of 2010. Behind it all, stand two very different men: Julian Assange, the Internet activist and hacker who published the documents, and an Army intelligence analyst named Bradley E. Manning, who's currently charged with handing them over. Private Manning allegedly leaked the secret cables -- along with a controversial video -- in the hope of inciting "worldwide discussion, debates and reforms." Assange's stated mission has been to force the U.S. and other governments into maximum transparency through his whistle-blowing website. Through in-depth interviews with Manning's father, Assange and others close to the case, veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith tells the full story behind the leaks. He also reports on the U.S. government's struggle to protect national security information in a post 9/11 world.

A FRONTLINE production with RAIN Media, Inc.

Duration

00:56:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; WikiSecrets,” 05/24/2011, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E0A38ED757764E62AD5F2297CC65CD8A.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; WikiSecrets.” 05/24/2011. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E0A38ED757764E62AD5F2297CC65CD8A>.
APA: FRONTLINE; WikiSecrets. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E0A38ED757764E62AD5F2297CC65CD8A
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