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FRONTLINE; Kim's Nuclear Gamble

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Kim's Nuclear Gamble
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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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The world is running out of time to strike a peace-preserving deal with North Korea's strange and reclusive leader Kim Jong-il. For ten years, threats, deceptions, and diplomatic ploys have shaped U.S. relations with the Hermit Kingdom. Now, what happens next depends on the outcome of a raging debate within the Bush administration over how best to handle Chairman Kim. FRONTLINE traces the delicate maneuvers and clumsy turns that have brought the world to the brink of a nuclear showdown in Asia



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Politics and Government
Military Forces and Armaments
War and Global Conflict
Social Issues
Global Affairs
Smith, Martin (Writer)
Gaviria, Marcela (Producer)
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WGBH Educational Foundation
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