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Execution, 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 explores capital punishment through the story of Clifford Boggess, a 30-year-old who spent almost a decade on death row. In the United States, executions have become routine, especially in Texas, where Boggess, a pianist, artist, class valedictorian and convicted murderer, awaited the execution chamber. And while he prayed, the tormented families of his two victims -- brutally murdered in convenience store robberies -- impatiently awaited his death in June 1998. The film follows all of the players in the case: the killer, his judges, his executioners and the families of his victims.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Execution, The,” 02/03/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FD88CD6C048441E1ACC3B6F4FA38CBEA.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Execution, The.” 02/03/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FD88CD6C048441E1ACC3B6F4FA38CBEA>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Execution, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FD88CD6C048441E1ACC3B6F4FA38CBEA
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