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FRONTLINE; Crossfire in El Salvador

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Crossfire in El Salvador
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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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Salvadorans from both the left and the right discuss the conflict in their country. In 1983, El Salvador was a nation where murder and torture were an everyday occurrence, a place where loved ones disappear and truth remains elusive. FRONTLINE interviews government soldiers, rebels, and noncombatants to find out why the killing continues.

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