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FRONTLINE; Who's Afraid of Rupert Murdoch



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Who's Afraid of Rupert Murdoch
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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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In the last forty years, Rupert Murdoch has gone from publisher of a marginal newspaper in Adelaide, Australia, to chairman of one of the world's largest and wealthiest media empires. His business acumen combined with gambling spirit has made him an enormously successful player in the communications industry. Ken Auletta probes Murdoch's drive to establish the first global telecommunications network and examines how Murdoch's success has been dogged by controversy over journalistic standards and the use of political influence.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Who's Afraid of Rupert Murdoch,” 11/07/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 24, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5619AEC3DC874DE5A65D2543A999010B.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Who's Afraid of Rupert Murdoch.” 11/07/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 24, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5619AEC3DC874DE5A65D2543A999010B>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Who's Afraid of Rupert Murdoch. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5619AEC3DC874DE5A65D2543A999010B
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