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Real Justice
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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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Homicides, drug arrests, car theft, assault and battery _ it's all in a day's work for the prosecutors of Boston's Suffolk County district attorney's office. In a special two-hour report, FRONTLINE goes inside the real-life workings of America's criminal justice system to reveal the offers, counteroffers, deals and compromises that keep cases moving through our crowded courts. From district court, where mundane cases are handled swiftly, to the superior court, where prosecutors tackle the most difficult murder cases, the program follows the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and defendants as they make their way through a court system that handles 50,000 criminal cases each year.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Real Justice,” 11/03/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_52D502AEAB374BE08D2AF25F3840C79D.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Real Justice.” 11/03/2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_52D502AEAB374BE08D2AF25F3840C79D>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Real Justice. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_52D502AEAB374BE08D2AF25F3840C79D
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