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FRONTLINE; In the Game


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In the Game
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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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This program takes a behind-the-scenes look at the 1990 Stanford University's Women's Basketball team, its coach, and the season they set out to win the biggest dream in college sports--a national championship. Smith's six month record of the team's "miracle season" captures their spirit and determination, details coach Tara Vanderveer's strategy and tenaciousness and chronicles the grueling twists and turns on the road to the title. The program poses important questions about the obstacles facing women's athletics which continue to fight for equal opportunities, funding and media coverage.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; In the Game,” 02/27/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1516C258C60442CA492347C74E54DA0.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; In the Game.” 02/27/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1516C258C60442CA492347C74E54DA0>.
APA: FRONTLINE; In the Game. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1516C258C60442CA492347C74E54DA0
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