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FRONTLINE; Operation Urgent Fury

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Operation Urgent Fury
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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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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh investigates one of Reagan's greatest triumphs -- the rescue of American students during the 1983 invasion of Grenada. The report reveals an inept U.S. military operation and severely questions whether the students needed rescuing at all.

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