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Moyers: The Secret Government — THE Constitution in Crisis is a television account, written and hosted by journalist Bill Moyers, of the events that led to the Iran-Contra Affair. Arthur Unger of the Christian Science Monitor called it, "A landmark program in the glorious tradition of Edward R. Murrow's famous 'See it Now' on the late Senator Joseph McCarthy." The program received an Emmy Award for Oustanding Analysis of a Current story.
MOYERS: The Secret Government — A Constitution in Crisis was produced by Public Affairs Television and Alvin H. Perlmutter, Inc. in 1987.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Public Television Stations
Emmy Award – Outstanding Background / Analysis on a Single Issue (1987)
National Academy of Television News and Documentary
Golden Apple Award — National Educational Film and Video Festival (1988)
Blue Ribbon Award — American Film and Video Festival (1988)
A masterpiece. — Newsday
I cannot recall a sharper, more pointed retrospective on the roots of Iran/Contra on any of the major networks. — Philadelphia Daily News
It is brilliant television ... If you watch no other public affairs programs this year, watch this one. — Dallas Times Herald