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FRONTLINE; Springfield Goes To War

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Springfield Goes To War
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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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Springfield, MA is bordered by Westover Air Force Base -- an embarkation point for troops to Saudi Arabia. There is still uncertainty among the 150,000 residents about why the US has sent hundreds of thousands of troops to the Gulf. Bill Moyers interviews soldiers, their families and neighbors -- and moderates a town meeting. What are Americans willing to fight for? What principles are at stake in the Middle East?

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