Season 16, Episode 17 Secrets of an Independent Counsel

This report on the probe of former agriculture secretary Mike Espy features an interview with the case's prosecutor, Donald Smaltz. The hour offers “a textbook case of how to be an independent counsel,” producer Mike Kirk says. Correspondent: Peter Boyer.

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  • Premise: 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)

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