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FRONTLINE; Crisis in Zimbabwe


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Crisis in Zimbabwe
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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

Program Description

Atrocities against supporters of Joshua Nkomo allegedly committed by Zimbabwe's President Mugabe are examined. Rhodesia, a symbol of white racism, has become Zimbabwe and white minority rule has given way to black majority rule. However, the end of the guerrilla war may not mean an end to fighting. Correspondent Charlie Cobb finds a rift between the nation's two black leaders that threatens to split the country along tribal lines.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Crisis in Zimbabwe,” 04/25/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 25, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3DFAA09EF38C48DEA0AF1ED046E1988A.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Crisis in Zimbabwe.” 04/25/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 25, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3DFAA09EF38C48DEA0AF1ED046E1988A>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Crisis in Zimbabwe. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3DFAA09EF38C48DEA0AF1ED046E1988A
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