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FRONTLINE; So You Want to Buy a President

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So You Want to Buy a President
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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FRONTLINE investigates the expected $300 million flowing into the 1996 presidential campaign. The 90-minute report explores what big financial donors want for their campaign contributions and documents how the process works. This program is part of PBS' Democracy Project, a special initiative to develop innovative coverage of current events and political issues with particular emphasis on the 1996 presidential election.

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