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FRONTLINE; Currents of Fear

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Currents of Fear
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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

This program questions the possible health risks from electromagnetic fields (EMF's) associated with power lines. The program talks to people on both sides of the power line debate including concerned citizens and parents, journalists, physicist, biologists and epidemiologists. The program also examines the scientific data and explores the role politics plays in what information gains public attention and in funding studies on this issue.



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Broadcast program

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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Currents of Fear,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C57625E49FB8499A90A317082DF2FEF4.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Currents of Fear.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C57625E49FB8499A90A317082DF2FEF4>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Currents of Fear. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C57625E49FB8499A90A317082DF2FEF4
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