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School Colors
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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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This documentary focuses on a turbulent year at a large, urban high school in Berkeley, California, where principal Jim Henderson instituted a racial harmony plan that requires mandatory freshman classes in "ethnic conflict and cooperation," staff training in sensitivity and prejudice reduction, the elimination of tracking in freshman English and history classes and the hiring of a diverse staff. The program follows Henderson's struggles and progress.



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Public Affairs
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