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FRONTLINE; Warning from Gangland


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Warning from Gangland
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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

Program Description

Gangs and gang-related crime in Los Angeles. In 1984, Los Angeles had the worst gang problem in the nation, and more than 1,000 people were killed in gang violence during the previous three years. More than half of those killed were not gang members but residents who were murdered or were caught in the crossfire of gang warfare. (Follow-up program #303: Shootout on Imperial Highway.)

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Broadcast program

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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Warning from Gangland,” 05/21/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0523C37E953545B890494333907EA043.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Warning from Gangland.” 05/21/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0523C37E953545B890494333907EA043>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Warning from Gangland. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0523C37E953545B890494333907EA043
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