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FRONTLINE Special Report
Long Road To War, The
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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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America appears to be within days of attacking Iraq. Many observers believe President Bush may soon signal to weapons inspectors, diplomats and members of the press that Iraq will come under fire and they should leave the country. Once again, the U.S. finds itself about to battle Iraq, although this time it will likely not be part of a grand coalition. How did the nation come to the brink of another war with Saddam Hussein? In this two-hour special, FRONTLINE draws on its extensive archive of more than twelve years of reporting on Iraq to tell the history of the U.S. confrontation with Saddam. The special will examine how the West armed Iraq, the mind and methods of Saddam Hussein, the origins of the first Gulf War and its ragged end, the frustrating effort to disarm Iraq through U.N. inspections, how Saddam survived efforts to undermine his power, and the long-standing effort by Washington hawks to remove him.



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Public Affairs
Fanning, David (Series Producer)
Chicago: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Long Road To War, The,” 03/17/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F92C131E02A646B0A80BB2D6268A5EA4.
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APA: FRONTLINE Special Report; Long Road To War, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F92C131E02A646B0A80BB2D6268A5EA4
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