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Top Secret America – 9/11 to the Boston Bombings 1x53

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Americans are asking why the country’s intelligence agencies failed to prevent the devastating attack. Now, reports indicate that even though the CIA and FBI had been warned about one of the bombing suspects, he still managed to elude America’s security net. Have the hundreds of billions of dollars spent since Sept. 11 on counter terrorism efforts in America made us safer?

FRONTLINE will take a definitive look at that timely, urgent question in Top Secret America – 9/11 to the Boston Bombings, an updated version of Top Secret America, in which Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dana Priest traces the journey from 9/11 to the Marathon bombings, examines efforts to improve information sharing among federal agencies tasked with keeping us safe, and investigates the secret history of the 12-year battle against terrorism. The updated program will include a new prologue that incorporates the bombings in Boston, and the body of the film will include reporting on three major domestic terrorist attacks since 9/11 (including the Boston bombings).