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FRONTLINE; Rush Limbaugh's America

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Rush Limbaugh's America
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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This program explores the phenomenon of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Three hours each day, five days a week, Limbaugh is heard on more than 600 radio stations, in addition to hosting a daily half-hour television program. Tracing his Risetto fame and fortune, the program also takes an in-depth look at Limbaugh's audience and asks what impact he had on the Republican landslide in November 1994. Reported by Peter Boyer



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Rush Limbaugh's America,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_04EC15199F5D40EF8728F4553F187589.
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APA: FRONTLINE; Rush Limbaugh's America. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_04EC15199F5D40EF8728F4553F187589
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