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World; Holy Growth


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Holy Growth
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Series Description

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

The transformation of Japan with the young leaving rural areas for the cities and the social changes this accelerated pace of life has wrought. No accounting procedure has been established for measuring the human cost of Japan's growth. This program details some of those costs.



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Broadcast program

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Global Affairs
Chicago: “World; Holy Growth,” 01/18/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 29, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9DE7A8224048401F95332B63CBBBC6FC.
MLA: “World; Holy Growth.” 01/18/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 29, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9DE7A8224048401F95332B63CBBBC6FC>.
APA: World; Holy Growth. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9DE7A8224048401F95332B63CBBBC6FC
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