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FRONTLINE; Smoke in the Eye

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Smoke in the Eye
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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 wake of the $10 billion libel suit against ABC and the controversial decision by CBS not to allow "60 Minutes" to air an explosive interview with a tobacco company whistle-blower.... As media companies increasingly come under the control of large corporations, will their newsrooms continue to aggressively report on corporate America?



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Public Affairs
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