Inside Top Secret America, From September 11 to Boston

On Tuesday, April 30 FRONTLINE will update its investigation program “Inside Top Secret America”.  In this updated episode Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dana Priest traces the journey from September 11 to the Boston Marathon bombings,  including the three major domestic terrorist attacks since September 11. She examines the ongoing efforts to improve information sharing among federal agencies tasked with keeping us safe, and investigates the secret history of the twelve-year battle against terrorism

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent actions by our various government agencies, Americans have to ask is everything possible being done to keep us safe?  Reports indicate that even though the CIA and FBI had been warned about one of the bombing suspects, they still managed to elude America’s security net.  Have the hundreds of billions of dollars spent since September 11th on counterterrorism efforts in America made us safer?  FRONTLINE will examine this timely, and very urgent question.

FRONTLINE: TOP SECRET AMERICA: 9/11 TO THE BOSTON BOMBINGS airs Tuesday, April 30 at 10pm on WOSU TV with an encore presentation Wednesday, May 1 at 10pm on WOSU PLUS.

 

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