DIRECTORPBS
TITLEKim’s Nuclear Gamble
DISTRIBUTORPBS Video
ISBNn/a
DATE PUBLISHED2003
RUNNING TIME60 minutes


Produced for the PBS television show, Frontline, this film documents the history of attempts by the United States to dissuade the government of North Korea (DPRK) from building nuclear weapons. It begins by giving background information about the creation of the North Korean state and its impoverished conditions. It emphasizes negotiations by the U.S. presidential administration of Bill Clinton with Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il, the attitude of the administration of George W. Bush toward the communist country, and the breaking off of bilateral negotiations. The film includes interviews with important U.S. government officials, including former Secretary of State Madeline Albright.



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