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FRONTLINE; Spy Who Broke the Code, The

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Spy Who Broke the Code, The
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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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This program is an investigation of the damage to US national security created by the Walker spy ring which sold secrets about military codes to the Soviets. The program includes an exclusive interview with the convicted ring leader, Johnny Walker, and his principal partner, Jerry Whitworth.

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