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In Syria, the ongoing uprisings have claimed the lives of over 3,500  people since the uprising began eight months ago.
FRONTLINE PBS reporter  Ramita Navai went undercover to report from inside Syria, embedded with  some of the country’s most wanted dissidents and activists.
She talked about her experience, at NewsHour here. 
Watch the full feature at FRONTLINE , replay a live chat from FRONTLINE and check out this interactive map.

In Syria, the ongoing uprisings have claimed the lives of over 3,500 people since the uprising began eight months ago.

FRONTLINE PBS reporter Ramita Navai went undercover to report from inside Syria, embedded with some of the country’s most wanted dissidents and activists.

She talked about her experience, at NewsHour here.

Watch the full feature at FRONTLINE , replay a live chat from FRONTLINE and check out this interactive map.

Licensed California medical marijuana growers are finding themselves under increasing threat of federal raids. 

(Marijuana plants sit on a rack at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images))

Licensed California medical marijuana growers are finding themselves under increasing threat of federal raids.

(Marijuana plants sit on a rack at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images))


After months of investigation, review of more than 27,000 pages of documents, and interviews with central figures in the case—including the head of the FBI’s anthrax task force and the top assistant U.S. Attorney on the case—”The Anthrax Files” reveals new information that challenges some of the FBI findings and examines how the government attempted to solve the case.


via FRONTLINE PBS. Watch tonight on PBS or watch online now.

After months of investigation, review of more than 27,000 pages of documents, and interviews with central figures in the case—including the head of the FBI’s anthrax task force and the top assistant U.S. Attorney on the case—”The Anthrax Files” reveals new information that challenges some of the FBI findings and examines how the government attempted to solve the case.

via FRONTLINE PBS. Watch tonight on PBS or watch online now.

40 Years Later, Pentagon Papers Declassified

On Monday the National Archives officially declassified the full and unredacted Pentagon Papers, the classified study of the Vietnam War leaked four decades ago. In 1971, defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg leaked the documents to The New York Times by taking them volume by volume from his office and painstakingly copying them.

According to The Associated Press:

The 7,000-page report was the WikiLeaks disclosure of its time, a sensational breach of government confidentiality that shook Richard Nixon’s presidency and prompted a Supreme Court fight that advanced press freedom. Prepared near the end of Lyndon Johnson’s term by Defense Department and private foreign policy analysts, the report was leaked primarily by one of them, Daniel Ellsberg, in a brash act of defiance that stands as one of the most dramatic episodes of whistleblowing in U.S. history.

Daniel Ellsberg speaks at a news conference, circa 1970s. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Though some portions were blotted out, most of what is contained in the reports has been available for years.

Read the full Pentagon Papers from the National Archives’ website.

The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe talked to Alex J. Daverede III, chief of the production division at the Archives’ National Declassification Center, about the process behind releasing the documents.

The New York Times has provided a navigator pointing to audio archives and a timeline of the Pentagon Papers.

To learn more about Daniel Ellsberg, PBS’ POV has posted its documentary, “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers,” here. Frontline examines the battles surrounding the release of the Pentagon Papers.

We’ll have more about what the release means on Monday’s NewsHour broadcast.

(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

(Source: newshour.pbs.org)

Tuesday May 25’s edition of Frontline told the compelling story of Bradley Manning and Internet activist Julian Assange- exploring everything from Bradley Manning’s Facebook page to an exclusive interview with his father.
Join in a live chat about the “Wikisecrets” investigation at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, watch an interview Hari Sreenivasan did with Martin Smith about the experience investigating  or just watch the full program here. 

Tuesday May 25’s edition of Frontline told the compelling story of Bradley Manning and Internet activist Julian Assange- exploring everything from Bradley Manning’s Facebook page to an exclusive interview with his father.

Join in a live chat about the “Wikisecrets” investigation at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, watch an interview Hari Sreenivasan did with Martin Smith about the experience investigating  or just watch the full program here.