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FRONTLINE; Is This Any Way to Run a Government

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Is This Any Way to Run a Government
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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

Program Description

This program investigates the one federal agency that is arguably the most resistant to reform - the Department of Agriculture. Focusing on excesses, abuse and mismanagement in the USDA's massive crop subsidy programs, the program examines how Congressional power has stymied a generation of agriculture secretaries, Republicans and Democrats alike, who have tried to reform the agency's bloated and outdated bureaucracy.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Is This Any Way to Run a Government,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E2D40AB21694738861710CF2B79DC43.
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APA: FRONTLINE; Is This Any Way to Run a Government. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E2D40AB21694738861710CF2B79DC43
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