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FRONTLINE; Return of the Great White Fleet

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Return of the Great White Fleet
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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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Examines debate inside Navy establishment over the wisdom of current development of fleet. Profiles Navy Secretary John Lehman and the growing debate inside the navy establishment to build a multi billion dollar fleet which critics say may not be able to fight the kind of wars the nation would be most likely to encounter. NOTE: Repeated under the title "Battle For The Norwegian Sea", 1/1/1985.

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