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Bannon’s War

On Sept. 23, 2021, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was subpoenaed by the U.S. House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Revisit FRONTLINE’s examination of Bannon’s worldview and his role in Donald Trump's campaign and administration.A bombastic figure on the far right who rose to prominence as a policy adviser and speechwriter, Steven Bannon entered the White Hous

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The Deadly Blast of Beirut

At 6:08 pm on August 4th, 2020, in Beirut, Lebanon, it is a sweltering hot day in this ancient Mediterranean city which is home to 2.2 million people. The nation is suffering its worst crisis since the end of the civil war which lasted from 1975 to 1990. Without any economic reform by the new government, the Lebanese pound is collapsing and fresh groceries are hard to come by and the Covid-19 pan

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The Killings of the Three Scottish Soldiers

For two years the BBC Spotlight team worked on the series The Troubles a Secret History revisiting some of the systemic moments of the troubles in Northern Ireland. Investigating some of the more pivotal events that were enormously significant at the time but hardly scrutinised since, like the killings of three young Scottish soldiers found shot dead, their bodies dumped in north Belfast.They

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How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol

They came from all 50 states out of some sense of patriotic duty to protest an election they believed was stolen. Their day of action was January 6th, 2021, a day when Congress would count electoral ballots and ratify the 2020 results. For some, it was just a rally for their president, but for others that attended it was a call to arms.In the weeks leading up to the rally, there were over a

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Killing Gaza

Killing Gaza is a film created by two independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen, it is a detailed account of Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza, a conflict that lasted 7 weeks (8 July – 26 August 2014) and was one of the deadliest seen between the Palestinians and Israel in decades. This film reveals the terrible events that took place throughout the war and its horrific aftermath. As the t

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North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator

Kim Jong-un, ruler of North Korea, he is just 36 years old but he commands the world's fourth-largest military, he has access to nuclear weapons and his family has ruled over their people using violence and terror for over 70 years. Kim however, is a man torn between two worlds, the traditions of his brutal Communist past and the need to become a legitimate modern leader.Herein lies Kim's dil

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The Coming War on China

The threat of China is becoming big news, the media is beating the drums of war as the world is being primed to regard China as a new enemy. China is building airstrips in the South China Sea on disputed islands condemned by an international tribunal, this is now a flashpoint for war between China and America. What is not making the news though is that China itself is under threat from American b

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Lebanon in Freefall

Stay or go, give up or fight? The question is can Lebanon still be saved? The political and economic crisis in Lebanon started long before the devastating explosion on August 4, 2020, it was more the result of an accumulation of corruption through the decades that blew up that day. Ever since then, Lebanon has been in freefall. Young people in particular are asking whether or not they have a futu

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Being Frank: The Frank Gardner Story

Frank Gardner was the BBC's first-ever security correspondent, he travelled the world unhindered until June 2004 when Frank was shot six times by al-Qaeda gunmen whilst he was reporting on the growing terrorist activity seen in Saudi Arabia. At the age of just 43, Frank was left paralysed as the bullets which hit him damaged his spinal nerves, he has relied on a wheelchair ever since.In 2020

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