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FRONTLINE; Betting on the Lottery

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Betting on the Lottery
Program Number

904

Series Description

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.

Program Description

Lottery fever is spreading -- 29 states and $20 billion a year in revenues. Goes behind the scenes of state lotteries to look at promoters and people buying the tickets, and to ask the question, "Who really wins and who really loses?" Looks at state lotteries in Illinois, Mississippi, Minnesota. Reported by James Reston, Jr.

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Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Betting on the Lottery,” GBH Archives, accessed September 20, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0AD40FF4750D421FADA78F31A55C9036.
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