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FRONTLINE; Loose Nukes

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Loose Nukes
Program Number

1504

Series Description

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.

Program Description

FRONTLINE investigates the new nuclear nightmare of the post-Cold War era. While the fear of nuclear annihilation has faded, the stockpile of 1,400 tons of weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium -- enough nuclear material to make roughly 100,000 weapons -- is vulnerable to theft in the former Soviet Union. Top American officials call its potential diversion to rogue states or terrorist groups a major threat to U.S. national security. FRONTLINE examines the most serious case of nuclear smuggling in Russia to date and explores the perilous state of nuclear security in a country already rife with chaos and corruption.

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Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Loose Nukes,” GBH Archives, accessed August 12, 2022, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D744B82489D64C9596537E3C9C21DB22.
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