FRONTLINE; Confessions of Rosalee
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Confessions of Rosalee
- Program Number
- Series Description
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
In September 1994, "The Washington Post" ran a week-long series of front-page articles about one Washington, D.C. resident and her family. Reporter Leon Dash spent four years getting to know Rosa Lee Cunningham, a thief, former prostitute and drug addict and the mother of eight children. Dash observed firsthand the poverty, drug abuse and crime now cycling through a third generation of Rosa Lee's family. This program examines the reaction and controversy Dash's powerful report had among policy makers and the African American community and reveals what happens when the reporter-as- objective-observer erases the boundary between himself and his subject.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Public Affairs
- Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Confessions of Rosalee,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 25, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_06FAD694BF2544CC9BCD241C81711E40.
- MLA: “FRONTLINE; Confessions of Rosalee.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 25, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_06FAD694BF2544CC9BCD241C81711E40>.
- APA: FRONTLINE; Confessions of Rosalee. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_06FAD694BF2544CC9BCD241C81711E40