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FRONTLINE; Flying Cheap

02/03/2010

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Flying Cheap
Program Number

2810 HD 001

Series Description

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

One year after the deadliest domestic airline accident in seven years, FRONTLINE investigates the crash of Continental 3407 in Buffalo, NY, and discovers a dramatically changed airline industry, where regional carriers now account for half of the nation's daily departures. The rise of the regionals and arrival of low-cost carriers have been a huge boon to consumers, and the industry insists that the skies remain safe. But many insiders are worried that now, 30 years after airline deregulation, the aviation system is being stretched beyond its capacity to deliver service that is both cheap and safe.

Flying Cheap is a FRONTLINE co-production with the American University School of Communication’s Investigative Reporting Workshop. The writer, producer and director is Rick Young. The co-producer is Catherine Rentz. The correspondent is Miles O’Brien.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Flying Cheap,” 02/03/2010, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7833B253A33A446C93A9776E69A225BF.
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