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World; Sweden: Waiting for Spring

01/17/1981


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Series
World
Program
Sweden: Waiting for Spring
Program Number

302

Series Description

Documentary series with international stories. Predecessor to FRONTLINE, executive producer David Fanning. Five seasons from 1978-1981. "WORLD has presented a series of international documentaries. One of our concerns has been to show the world as others see it, and we are committed to the idea that we should include those who normally don't have a chance to have their voices heard." -- quote from opening to Blacks Britannica (1978) Series release date: 1978

Program Description

Until this century, Sweden was an underdeveloped country in a distant corner of the world. Eighty percent of its people lived on agriculture and craft. It was a country of mass unemployment, slums, and class differences. When the industrial revolution came - it was swift and dazzling. Within a few decades Sweden has become a highly industrialized land and has achieved the highest per capita GNP in the world. This program studies the society and its political system which combines free enterprise with socialism.

Duration

00:64:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Global Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “World; Sweden: Waiting for Spring,” 01/17/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_509774F36B3F4E239FA2031E5188FDE0.
MLA: “World; Sweden: Waiting for Spring.” 01/17/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_509774F36B3F4E239FA2031E5188FDE0>.
APA: World; Sweden: Waiting for Spring. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_509774F36B3F4E239FA2031E5188FDE0
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