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World; Soviet TV: Heroes, Workers and the Party Line


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Soviet TV: Heroes, Workers and the Party Line
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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

Moscow is a city of eight million inhabitants, with one million visitors every day. To western eyes, it is a city difficult to penetrate. One way to find out about the country is to turn to their television broadcasts. Program samples various Soviet programs: the news program Vremya, educational and cultural programs.



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Global Affairs
Chicago: “World; Soviet TV: Heroes, Workers and the Party Line,” 09/15/1979, GBH Archives, accessed January 24, 2022,
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