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FRONTLINE; Betting on the Lottery

10/17/1990


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Betting on the Lottery
Program Number

904

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

Lottery fever is spreading -- 29 states and $20 billion a year in revenues. Goes behind the scenes of state lotteries to look at promoters and people buying the tickets, and to ask the question, "Who really wins and who really loses?" Looks at state lotteries in Illinois, Mississippi, Minnesota. Reported by James Reston, Jr.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Betting on the Lottery,” 10/17/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_55653219988B48238886571E9D957115.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Betting on the Lottery.” 10/17/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_55653219988B48238886571E9D957115>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Betting on the Lottery. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_55653219988B48238886571E9D957115
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