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FRONTLINE; Innocence Lost: The Plea

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Innocence Lost: The Plea
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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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In 1989, seven people from the tiny community of Edenton, North Carolina, were charged with hundreds of counts of sexual abuse against local children. Seven years, two trials, and millions of dollars later, all of the defendants in the Little Rascals day care case are free--at least temporarily. In a case so vigorously pursued by the criminal justice system and so deeply divisive for the people of Edenton, how is this possible? What does this case tell us about the American system of justice?

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