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FRONTLINE; Hand of God

01/10/2007

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Hand of God
Program Number

2507

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

In recent decades, more than 10,000 children reportedly were sexually abused by Catholic priests in the United States. From behind the headlines, filmmaker Joe Cultrera tells the very personal story of how the crisis affected his own family in Salem, Mass. It is the intimate story of how his brother, Paul, was molested in the 1960s by Father Joseph Birmingham, who also reportedly abused nearly 100 other children. Paul Cultrera would keep his secret for 30 years until he decided to finally confront the church and launched his own investigation into how the Archdiocese of Boston had covered up allegations against Father Birmingham and moved the priest from parish to parish, placing more and more children in danger. In a sometimes raw and emotional film, the Cultrera family tells their story of faith betrayed by the scandal that has engulfed the Catholic Church.

Duration

01:26:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Hand of God,” 01/10/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AAAEF695964D4E3A857F3A43425F719B.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Hand of God.” 01/10/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AAAEF695964D4E3A857F3A43425F719B>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Hand of God. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AAAEF695964D4E3A857F3A43425F719B
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