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'Frontline' Doc Explores How Sept. 11 Created Today's NSA

PBS looks at the origins of the agency's surveillance program and the extraordinary steps top government officials took to give it legal cover and keep it hidden.

President George Bush examines the devastation at the Pentagon with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Sept. 12, 2001, a day after a hijacked airliner slammed into the building. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

'Frontline' Doc Explores How Sept. 11 Created Today's NSA

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