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FRONTLINE / Ten O'Clock News Special Report
America Goes to War
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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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Ran Thursday, January 17 through Sunday, January 20, 1991. Nightly program hosted by Hodding Carter that tried to review and examine breaking news surrounding the outbreak of war in the Persian Gulf between Iraq and US lead forces. Program reviewed daily events and also offered in-studio discussions/taped reports, on the larger issues that brought about and would be affected by current events. Discussions included impact of war at home, linkage with the Palestinian issue, media coverage, censorship, Middle East reactions.

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