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FRONTLINE; From China with Love; FRONTLINE; From China with Love

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From China with Love
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FRONTLINE; From China with Love

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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.

Program Description

Her code name was "Parlor Maid." She was a spy whose information about China found its way to four American presidents. For 20 years Katrina Leung's handler was a freewheeling FBI agent named J.J. Smith. But "Parlor Maid" and J.J. were more than agent and asset: they were lovers. Last April, the government claimed "Parlor Maid" was a double agent-spying for China with the help of her lover J.J. - and the two were arrested. FRONTLINE investigates a story of sex, secrets, risk, patriotism and power, and explores how U.S. intelligence about China has been seriously compromised.



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Politics and Government
Legal System - Criminal Justice
War and Global Conflict
Global Affairs
Social Issues
Kirk, Michael (Director)
Fanning, David (Executive Producer)
Lyman, Will (Narrator)
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WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; From China with Love; FRONTLINE; From China with Love,” GBH Archives, accessed March 3, 2024,
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