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FRONTLINE; Retreat from Beirut

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Retreat from Beirut
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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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One year after the pullout of American Marines in Beirut the question remains: where should Americans die and what should they die for? They went to keep the peace. But 241 died, caught in a military and political cross fire. Correspondent William Greider examines the profound decision.

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