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FRONTLINE; Waco: The Inside Story

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Waco: The Inside Story
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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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This documentary investigates the April 1993 FBI siege of the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas. With access to secret government documents, audio and videotapes, correspondent Peter Boyer of "The New Yorker" magazine probes the untold story of the fierce political infighting inside the FBI's Waco command center and the corridors of power at the justice department in Washington.

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