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FRONTLINE; Sick Around The World


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Sick Around The World
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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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Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs "fundamental" change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand the health-care systems of other advanced capitalist democracies-UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Taiwan-to see what tried and tested ideas might help us reform our broken health-care system.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Sick Around The World,” 04/09/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 13, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE881016C0EC4FC2AC88B9D5B25CC171.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Sick Around The World.” 04/09/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 13, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE881016C0EC4FC2AC88B9D5B25CC171>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Sick Around The World. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE881016C0EC4FC2AC88B9D5B25CC171
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