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FRONTLINE; Why America Hates the Press

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Why America Hates the Press
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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" offers an insider's examination of the culture and tactics of the national press corps. With public respect for the press at an all-time low -- on par with public regard for politicians -- journalists have begun to break ranks to probe what has gone wrong. "Frontline" follows the nation's top political journalists along the 1996 presidential campaign trail and behind the scenes of the weekly talk shows where reporters are transformed into celebrity pundits. Through the eyes of a few key journalists, this report explores the dynamics of the news business and its troubling impact on American politics.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Why America Hates the Press,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_172E386EDCC84E21B39EB78FFF3C276A.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Why America Hates the Press.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_172E386EDCC84E21B39EB78FFF3C276A>.
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