FRONTLINE; Let’s Get Married
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- Let’s Get Married
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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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Marriage is in trouble. The past half-century has witnessed staggering changes in the make-up of the American family as the number of single-parent households and children born out of wedlock has skyrocketed. The traditional American family structure has undergone an extraordinary metamorphosis. Should we care? President Bush and a burgeoning marriage movement think so. They're pushing marriage, especially among the poor. Get people married, the thinking goes, and poverty will be reduced. But is it that simple? Should the government have a role in such an intimate, private institution? Does marriage, in fact, matter? FRONTLINE correspondent and author Alex Kotlowitz explores the biggest demographic mystery of the last half-century, and considers the marriage movement's attempts to put matrimony at the forefront of the national conversation.
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