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FRONTLINE; Other Side of the Track, The

04/16/1984


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Other Side of the Track, The
Program Number

211

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

A view of the racetrack from the gamblers' perspective. Horse racing is America's number one spectator sport. In 1982, more than 77 million people wagered almost $12 billion at the nation's racetracks. An insider's look at the "sport of kings," focusing on tracks at Belmont in New York, where the rich indulge their interest in racing, and at Great Barrington in Massachusetts, where infirm horses run for purses that can barely pay the feed bill.

NOTE: Repeated under the title King Of The World, 11/6/1984

Duration

00:61:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Other Side of the Track, The,” 04/16/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed February 27, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_79418B22C799462AA08768E699B1F724.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Other Side of the Track, The.” 04/16/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. February 27, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_79418B22C799462AA08768E699B1F724>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Other Side of the Track, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_79418B22C799462AA08768E699B1F724
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