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FRONTLINE; Marshall High Fights Back


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Marshall High Fights Back
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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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An inner-city high school once declared "out of control" makes a crucial turnaround in this story of how a school, a community, and its children find the power within themselves to make changes for the better under a new principal and his successor. Marshall High School is one of the poorest in Chicago, both academically and economically. But it is fighting back, trying desperately to upgrade academic standards and to make a difference in the lives of its students.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Marshall High Fights Back,” 11/28/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BD61A2AE87E1425AB85A5DA455B04D10.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Marshall High Fights Back.” 11/28/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BD61A2AE87E1425AB85A5DA455B04D10>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Marshall High Fights Back. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BD61A2AE87E1425AB85A5DA455B04D10
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