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FRONTLINE; What About Mom and Dad


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What About Mom and Dad
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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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Americans over the age of seventy-five are the fastest growing segment of the nation's population. Many have spent all their lives planning carefully for retirement. But they find their savings destroyed by nursing home care and federal programs for medical costs covering much less than they ever thought. When they turn to their families for help, difficult emotional and financial choices must be made.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; What About Mom and Dad,” 04/15/1985, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_27C67F86E1D74461B7A545EE701E5522.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; What About Mom and Dad.” 04/15/1985. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_27C67F86E1D74461B7A545EE701E5522>.
APA: FRONTLINE; What About Mom and Dad. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_27C67F86E1D74461B7A545EE701E5522
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