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FRONTLINE; Inside the Tobacco Deal

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Inside the Tobacco Deal
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Premiered January 1983 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

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FRONTLINE goes inside the tobacco deal, telling the tale of how a group of small-town lawyers from the nation's poorest state brought Big Tobacco to the bargaining table. The film follows the trail of confidential Brown & Williamson documents that were leaked, examines the role of former presidential advisor Dick Morris in shaping Clinton's stance on tobacco and reveals new information about the government's criminal case against the tobacco industry.



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Public Affairs
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