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Politics of Power, The
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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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This program examines the story of our nation's failed energy policy nineteen years after the first Arab oil embargo and thirteen years after the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant. Correspondent Nick Kotz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, investigates the role the Bush Administration and key congressional committees play in creating a national energy policy that remains guided by special interests, calls for the controversial revival of nuclear power and leaves America increasingly dependent on foreign oil supplies.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Politics of Power, The,” 10/20/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A3F9E07CEE484CA9BE38AF9DCF10EBBE.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Politics of Power, The.” 10/20/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A3F9E07CEE484CA9BE38AF9DCF10EBBE>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Politics of Power, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A3F9E07CEE484CA9BE38AF9DCF10EBBE
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