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FRONTLINE; Close To Home


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Close To Home
Program Number

2803 HD001

Series Description

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

Producer Ofra Bikel chronicles how the middle class is faring in this recession through the stories of the people who she's come to know at the hair salon she's frequented for the past twenty years. The film reveals the struggles of a small business owner to stay afloat, her sister's risk of imminent foreclosure on her Florida home, and the various clients whose lives intersect at this New York City salon-from well-to-do bankers to struggling actors, each with a story to tell about how they're getting by in these turbulent times.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Close To Home,” 09/30/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4F3DBF4AFFDF4FBC8334D8F3BBF0FCFC.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Close To Home.” 09/30/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4F3DBF4AFFDF4FBC8334D8F3BBF0FCFC>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Close To Home. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4F3DBF4AFFDF4FBC8334D8F3BBF0FCFC
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