In the summer of 2003, violence against the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq spiked alarmingly. Traveling across Iraq, FRONTLINE reporters went to see how the U.S. plan to turn the country into a showcase for democracy in the Middle East was faring. (Aired 2004)
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In the 2004 documentary, “Beyond Baghdad'', veteran investigative team Martin Smith, Marcela Gaviria and Scott Anger continued their reporting on Iraq, setting out on a five-week journey across the country, from the Kurdish north, through the Sunni Triangle, to the Shiite south, taking a hard look at the social and political reality beyond the political corridors of Baghdad.
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