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FRONTLINE; Poland - the Morning After


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Poland - the Morning After
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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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As Communism crumbles in Poland, explores the hope and promise of the new solidarity government and examines the deep economic troubles that threaten Poland's young democracy. In the summer of 1989, Poland astonished the world by starting the revolution which has swept Eastern Europe. Solidarity, the once-banned independent trade union, took power in a coalition government ending forty-five years of Communist repression. In this report,examines a society attempting something which has never been done, changing overnight from Communism to capitalism.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Poland - the Morning After,” 03/26/1990, GBH Archives, accessed May 21, 2024,
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