FRONTLINE

A Prisoner of War

Clip: Season 36 Episode 8 | 8m 28s

John McCain’s time as a prisoner of war during Vietnam became a defining experience in his life. It would also inform how he approached allegations that American soldiers tortured prisoners in Iraq.

Aired: 03/27/18

Rating: NR

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