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Place for Madness, a
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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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Frontline examines the troubling conflict between protecting the rights of the mentally ill to live free beyond the walls of the mental hospital and safeguarding society from those who are dangerous to themselves and to others. This program focuses on the community of Northampton, Massachusetts, and the personal stories of one family, several mentally ill residents, and the lawyers, psychiatrists, and care givers who deal with the mentally ill on a daily basis.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Place for Madness, a,” 12/01/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0C2CF085062641CFBFCAADC7ABC7863B.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Place for Madness, a.” 12/01/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0C2CF085062641CFBFCAADC7ABC7863B>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Place for Madness, a. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0C2CF085062641CFBFCAADC7ABC7863B
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