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FRONTLINE; My Doctor, My Lover


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My Doctor, My Lover
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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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Dr. Jason Richter, a psychiatrist, had a sexual affair with his patient Melissa Roberts-Henry. She later sued him for sexual abuse. Examines the history of this patient-therapist relationship, the legal battle that followed, and how the psychiatric establishment dealt with the case. The program details case history drawing from videotaped portions of the trial, interviews with Roberts-Henry, Richter, attorneys and experts, and reveals that more than on million North American women may have been victims of these often damaging relationships.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; My Doctor, My Lover,” 11/12/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E696DA2A881444F797E6FC0446AC0615.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; My Doctor, My Lover.” 11/12/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E696DA2A881444F797E6FC0446AC0615>.
APA: FRONTLINE; My Doctor, My Lover. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E696DA2A881444F797E6FC0446AC0615
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