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FRONTLINE; Long Walk of Nelson Mandela, The


TAPE #1 Airdate: 5/25/99, Duration Tape 1: 59:13:20, TRT: 1:56:46, Ch1&2 Stereo Mix, AVID AVR77 OUTPUT GREEN LABEL MASTER

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Long Walk of Nelson Mandela, 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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FRONTLINE profiles the most widely known and revered political leader in the world -- Nelson Mandela. Credited with the reversal of apartheid in a South Africa controlled by two generations of stern Afrikaner leaders who enforced the ideology of racial separation, Mandela stands as an all-embracing giant who brought about his nation's extraordinary peaceful transformation to democracy. In this in-depth film biography of Mandela, the broadcast tells the story of his life through interviews with intimates from his most trusted associates to his jailers on Robben Island, the prison where he was held for 27 years. The two-hour film offers an insider's account of his extraordinary will to lead and of the great risk and personal sacrifice he endured to achieve democracy and equality for the people of his nation.

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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Long Walk of Nelson Mandela, The,” 05/21/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DE5F27590ECC45C082DEF1BD39357A21.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Long Walk of Nelson Mandela, The.” 05/21/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DE5F27590ECC45C082DEF1BD39357A21>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Long Walk of Nelson Mandela, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DE5F27590ECC45C082DEF1BD39357A21
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