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Frontline

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PBS's primary public-affairs documentary series, `Frontline' focuses on one (usually timely) topic each program. Overseen since its inception by executive producer David Fanning, it has been honored regularly over the years, winning 34 DuPont-Columbia awar (more…)

Premiered: January 1, 1983

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Season 25, Episode 8 News War: Secrets, Sources & Spin

First Aired: February 20, 2007

Part 2 of 3. Lowell Bergman examines the news media, including what some see as a disturbing trend: the jailing of journalists who refuse to reveal their sources. Included: comments from the San Francisco Chronicle's Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, who were subpoenaed after reporting on the BALCO investigation, targeting steroids and athletes; ex-Whitewater prosecutor Stephen Bates; the Washington Post's Bob Woodward; blogger Josh Wolf; and former New York Times columnist William Safire.