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Days of May
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Documentary series with international stories. Predecessor to FRONTLINE, executive producer David Fanning. Five seasons from 1978-1981. "WORLD has presented a series of international documentaries. One of our concerns has been to show the world as others see it, and we are committed to the idea that we should include those who normally don't have a chance to have their voices heard." -- quote from opening to Blacks Britannica (1978) Series release date: 1978

Program Description

In May 1968, towards the end of a worldwide decade of protest, the whirlwind of a Paris student revolt swept through the city, and set the streets and the late 60's on fire. With the capital in chaos, and 10 million on strike, France came shuddering to a stop. The President left the country to lay emergency plans for a military counter-revolution and for a few weeks everything seemed possible amid the apparent wreckage of the Fifth Republic.



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Broadcast program

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Global Affairs
Chicago: “World; Days of May,” 05/11/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_887CF761C4BF4F638B04F3CA5060497E.
MLA: “World; Days of May.” 05/11/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_887CF761C4BF4F638B04F3CA5060497E>.
APA: World; Days of May. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_887CF761C4BF4F638B04F3CA5060497E
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