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FRONTLINE; Enemy Within, The


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Enemy Within, The
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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Five years after 9/11 and a massive reorganization of government agencies costing billions of dollars, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Lowell Bergman investigates the domestic counterterrorism effort and asks whether we are better prepared to prevent another catastrophic attack. Through interviews with high-level sources from the FBI, Department of Defense, and Homeland Security, and relying on previously undisclosed documents, Bergman reveals continued inter-agency rivalry, as well as troubling flaws in intelligence operations, that not only raise questions about what we actually know about the "enemy," but also whether we have heightened our vulnerability to other threats. Episode Description



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