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FRONTLINE; Captive in El Salvador

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Captive 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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Much of the debate over the role of the U.S. in Central America focuses on this tiny nation about which filmmaker Ofra Bikel says "we know so much, but we know so little." In this report, Bikel takes us into the heart of El Salvador to examine the politics and the people the U.S. government supports there.

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