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FRONTLINE; Sacred Ground


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Sacred Ground
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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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Within days of the September 11 attacks, the questions began: What should be built on the site of Ground Zero? Who should build it? And should anything be built there at all? In "Sacred Ground," FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the first stormy year in the plans to rebuild on the site of the World Trade Center. With exclusive access to architect Daniel Libeskind, the one-hour documentary follows the process to build Libeskind's proposed Freedom Tower and reveals how the desire to build the world's most meaningful architectural tribute descended into a billion-dollar battle for the soul of Ground Zero.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Sacred Ground,” 09/07/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_129ED7029CA04BF98CA1B5162F970E76.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Sacred Ground.” 09/07/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_129ED7029CA04BF98CA1B5162F970E76>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Sacred Ground. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_129ED7029CA04BF98CA1B5162F970E76
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