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NOVA / FRONTLINE Special Report
Visions of Star Wars
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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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The special contains the most comprehensive information ever produced on the most expensive weapons system ever designed; the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) or "star wars". FRONTLINE and NOVA combine resources for the first time, correspondent Bill Kurtis interviews Russian and American scientists, arms-control experts, and politicians to reveal the scientific and political implications of what could become the world's most sophisticated military technology.

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