FRONTLINE; What Happened to the Drug War
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- What Happened to the Drug War
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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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THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S MULTI BILLION DOLLAR "WAR" ON DRUGS IS AN ISSUE THAT BILL CLINTON LARGELY IGNORED DURING HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN BUT WILL NOW HAVE TO CONFRONT. COCAINE IS FLOODING ACROSS THE U.S. BORDER WITH MEXICO IN A TORRENT UNDIMINISHED BY THE BUILDUP OF FEDERAL COUNTER-NARCOTICS FORCES. AN EIGHT-MONTH-LONG INVESTIGATION BY "FRONTLINE" SHOWS HOW SMUGGLERS IN TEXAS ARE DEFEATING THE NATION'S DRUG-WAR DEFENSES AND REVEALS FLAWS IN THE SYSTEMS SET UP BY THE CUSTOMS SERVICE, THE BORDER PATROL, AND THE MILITARY TO DETECT SMUGGLERS.
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