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FRONTLINE; Lost Children of Rockdale County, The


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Lost Children of Rockdale County, 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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FRONTLINE examines the link between an outbreak of syphilis among a group of teenagers and the prosperous bedroom community in which they live. The film reveals a parent's worst nightmare -- children as young as 14 naming scores of sexual partners, and others telling of all-night orgies and sex parties. In a series of profiles, FRONTLINE uncovers the roots of the Conyers, Georgia, syphilis epidemic, advantages -- struggling with teenage drug use, sex, aimlessness and cynicism.

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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Lost Children of Rockdale County, The,” 05/22/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ABDC011EB195441C9EC666B7C30CFC00.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Lost Children of Rockdale County, The.” 05/22/2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ABDC011EB195441C9EC666B7C30CFC00>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Lost Children of Rockdale County, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ABDC011EB195441C9EC666B7C30CFC00
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