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FRONTLINE; Storm Over Everest


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Storm Over Everest
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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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As darkness fell on May 10, 1996, a fast moving storm of unimaginable ferocity trapped three climbing teams high on the slopes of Mount Everest. The climbers, exhausted from their summit climb, were soon lost in darkness, in a fierce blizzard, far from the safety of High Camp at 26,000 feet. World-renowned climber and filmmaker David Breashears returns to Everest to tell the story of the climbers who perished in that storm, marking the worst climbing tragedy in Mount Everest's history. But more remarkably, it is the story of 11 climbers caught in the storm and the eyewitness accounts of their astonishing survival in the world's most unforgiving environment.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Storm Over Everest,” 05/09/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EFF4635EFDC24ECFB6DD1952C4B26477.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Storm Over Everest.” 05/09/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EFF4635EFDC24ECFB6DD1952C4B26477>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Storm Over Everest. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EFF4635EFDC24ECFB6DD1952C4B26477
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