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FRONTLINE; Welcome to Happy Valley

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Welcome to Happy Valley
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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Prozac is the most prescribed antidepressant drug in America. This program travels to the Prozac capital of the world, Wenatchee, Washington, and talks to the "Pied Piper of Prozac," Dr. Jim Goodwin, a clinical psychologist who says Prozac is "probably less toxic than salt." Psychiatrist Peter Breggin and members of the Prozac Survivors Support Group, however, question the use of the drug.



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Public Affairs
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