Season 18, Episode 5 The Brooklyn Connection
First Aired: July 19, 2005
“The Brooklyn Connection” follows Albanian-American businessman Florin Krasniqi as he purchases arms in the U.S., then smuggles them to the Kosovo Liberation Army. Krasniqi, who says he has raised $30 million to “provide logistics for an entire army,” is also seen schmoozing with such political figures as Wesley Clark and Richard Holbrooke. He concedes that “it's a thin line between a thug and a freedom fighter,” but his mission is clear: “I have to see Kosovo independent,” he says.
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- Premiered: July 5, 1988
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- Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)
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