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FRONTLINE; Secrets of the Sat


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Secrets of the Sat
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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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FRONTLINE examines the debate over fairness in college admissions in a program that looks at how the rise of the American meritocracy has created a national obsession with test scores and a multimillion dollar test-prep industry. With legal challenges to affirmative action spreading across the country, FRONTLINE investigates the impact of standardized tests on racial diversity on college campuses. A diverse set of students and their families are followed through the stressful college admissions cycle, sharing their dreams of attending some of the country's most prestigious universities.

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