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FRONTLINE Special Report; Apartheid: 1978-1986


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FRONTLINE Special Report
Apartheid: 1978-1986
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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

Program Description

When PW Botha became prime minister of South Africa two years after the Soweto uprising in 1976, he realized that apartheid must 'adapt or die.' Part 4 explores the reforms undertaken by Botha to maintain white supremacy, changes that have deeply divided Afrikaners and have provoked explosive reactions from many blacks.



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Broadcast program

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Public Affairs
Fanning, David (Series Producer)
Chicago: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Apartheid: 1978-1986,” 07/08/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 14, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_39C755A032504E5DA93571EBDF7F8C9A.
MLA: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Apartheid: 1978-1986.” 07/08/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 14, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_39C755A032504E5DA93571EBDF7F8C9A>.
APA: FRONTLINE Special Report; Apartheid: 1978-1986. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_39C755A032504E5DA93571EBDF7F8C9A
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