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FRONTLINE; My Doctor, My Lover

11/12/1991


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
My Doctor, My Lover
Program Number

1005

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

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.

Duration

01:27:34

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; My Doctor, My Lover,” 11/12/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E696DA2A881444F797E6FC0446AC0615.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; My Doctor, My Lover.” 11/12/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <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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