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FRONTLINE; Anatomy of An Oil Spill

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Anatomy of An Oil Spill
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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Examines the larger history of big oil's involvement in Alaska, focusing on Alyeska (the consortium of five oil companies) and its twenty year pattern of broken promises on the environment in the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Jon Tuttle investigates.

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