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World; Bogota, One Day


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Bogota, One Day
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Documentary series with international stories. Predecessor to FRONTLINE, executive producer David Fanning. Five seasons from 1978-1981. "WORLD has presented a series of international documentaries. One of our concerns has been to show the world as others see it, and we are committed to the idea that we should include those who normally don't have a chance to have their voices heard." -- quote from opening to Blacks Britannica (1978) Series release date: 1978

Program Description

1978 was an election year in Columbia, one of the few remaining democracies in South America. It was an important election, for the first time in 20 years the government was up for grabs. In 1957, after violence had claimed 250,000 lives, leaders of the Conservative and Liberal parties formed a National Front. They agreed to take turns governing the country every four years. In 1978, the last stage of the agreement was reached and the election may hinge on the economic divisions in the country.



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Broadcast program

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Global Affairs
Chicago: “World; Bogota, One Day,” 06/15/1978, GBH Archives, accessed October 3, 2023,
MLA: “World; Bogota, One Day.” 06/15/1978. GBH Archives. Web. October 3, 2023. <>.
APA: World; Bogota, One Day. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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