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FRONTLINE; So You Want to Buy a President


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So You Want to Buy a President
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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 investigates the expected $300 million flowing into the 1996 presidential campaign. The 90-minute report explores what big financial donors want for their campaign contributions and documents how the process works. This program is part of PBS' Democracy Project, a special initiative to develop innovative coverage of current events and political issues with particular emphasis on the 1996 presidential election.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; So You Want to Buy a President,” 01/30/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1CAA01CF20D74B69BD3E071559509015.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; So You Want to Buy a President.” 01/30/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1CAA01CF20D74B69BD3E071559509015>.
APA: FRONTLINE; So You Want to Buy a President. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1CAA01CF20D74B69BD3E071559509015
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