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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 19, Episode 9 Saving Elian

First Aired: February 7, 2001

“Saving Elian” reviews the passions and conflicts that surrounded the 6-year-old boy who became a symbol of South Florida's struggle with Cuban Communism. The hour traces the seven-month tug-of-war over Elian Gonzalez, which began on Thanksgiving Day 1999. But mostly it explores the character of Miami's Cuban community to see why the tugging was so tenacious. As for Elian himself, the report isn't really about him. Nor was the tug of war, the hour claims. “He became a pawn in a political game,” says businessman Carlos Saladrigas. “And in the end everything mattered but Elian.”

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