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Resurrection of Reverend Moon, 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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The last time most Americans paid much attention to Sun Myung Moon was nearly a decade ago, conjuring up images of mass weddings, flower peddlers, and mind-controlled devotees. But times have changed and so has the Reverend Moon. Moon, after serving 13 months in prison in the early 1980's for conspiracy and false tax returns, has emerged as a major media, financial and political power in the new conservative environment, and owns The Washington Times newspaper. The program explores Moon's long involvement with U.S. political causes and politicians and the foreign sources of funding for Moon's Unification Church. Reported by Eric Nadler.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Resurrection of Reverend Moon, The,” 12/19/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 13, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B7D5EC1B6F6246069E79A193B0D776DD.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Resurrection of Reverend Moon, The.” 12/19/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 13, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B7D5EC1B6F6246069E79A193B0D776DD>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Resurrection of Reverend Moon, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B7D5EC1B6F6246069E79A193B0D776DD
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