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Big Sky, Big Money
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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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In a special investigation in collaboration with “Marketplace,” FRONTLINE travels to the remote epicenter of the campaign finance debate for a tale of money, politics and intrigue. How has the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision changed campaigns in America? Ask Montana, which has tried to challenge the ruling in court, is investigating alleged campaign abuses and is playing host to a bitter race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate. FRONTLINE correspondent and “Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal reports.

A FRONTLINE production in association with American University School of Communication’s Investigative Reporting Workshop

The Digital Campaign Also this hour: PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan, reporting for FRONTLINE, goes deep inside the Romney and Obama campaigns to uncover how data collected from millions of Americans is being used by both camps to target their messages, get out the vote, and shape the election.

A FRONTLINE production with Left/Right Docs



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