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Navy Blues
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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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FRONTLINE examines the Navy after Tailhook, an investigation of the seismic shock caused by the sex scandal involving naval aviators five years ago and its continuing impact on the Navy. "The Navy Blues" explores the controversy over the post- Tailhook mandate to introduce women into combat roles and positions of greater authority. The program also looks at how these pressures weighed on Admiral Mike Boorda, the Navy's chief of naval operations, who committed suicide this past spring.

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