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FRONTLINE; Monsters Among Us


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Monsters Among Us
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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

Program Description

This program investigates the epidemic of sexual assault and examines Washington's desperate solution to the problem - to keep the offenders locked up until they are judged to be no longer a danger. Through interviews with Westley Allan Dodd (arrested for murder of three young boys in 1989,) other sexual offenders and their families, therapists, and treatment specialists, this program looks for answers to the questions: How did these men become this way? How do we stop them? And how will we know when they're safe?



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Monsters Among Us,” 11/10/1992, GBH Archives, accessed February 25, 2024,
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