FRONTLINE; LAPD Blues
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- LAPD Blues
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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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All is not well inside the Los Angeles Police Department. The worst corruption scandal in the force's history has devastated a police department once epitomized by Dragnet's Joe Friday and the clean-cut crew of Adam-12. In "LAPD Blues," New Yorker writer and FRONTLINE correspondent Peter J. Boyer unravels the mysteries that swirl around recent reports of police brutality, departmental racism and corrupt cops who take part in everything from dope deals to bank robberies. With unprecedented access to evidence -- including documents, audio tapes and startling footage of murders and mayhem -- FRONTLINE explores the dark side of lawlessness that has crippled this once-proud force.
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- Chicago: “FRONTLINE; LAPD Blues,” 05/04/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D96F609ED0174827AEBC2F8040EBF834.
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- APA: FRONTLINE; LAPD Blues. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D96F609ED0174827AEBC2F8040EBF834