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FRONTLINE Special Report
Global Dumping Ground
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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

Program Description

This special report with Bill Moyers investigates America's shadowy new industry, the international export of toxic waste, revealing how shipping deadly wastes to third world countries has become an enormous business in the US. Report follows the trail of two brothers, Charles and Jack Colbert of Mount Vernon, NY, the most successful and notorious toxic waste exporters in the US.

NOTE: Shared 900 program number with Arming Of Iraq.



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Public Affairs
Fanning, David (Series Producer)
Chicago: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Global Dumping Ground,” 09/17/1990, GBH Archives, accessed December 6, 2023,
MLA: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Global Dumping Ground.” 09/17/1990. GBH Archives. Web. December 6, 2023. <>.
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