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FRONTLINE; Other Side of the Track, The


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Other Side of the Track, The
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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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A view of the racetrack from the gamblers' perspective. Horse racing is America's number one spectator sport. In 1982, more than 77 million people wagered almost $12 billion at the nation's racetracks. An insider's look at the "sport of kings," focusing on tracks at Belmont in New York, where the rich indulge their interest in racing, and at Great Barrington in Massachusetts, where infirm horses run for purses that can barely pay the feed bill.

NOTE: Repeated under the title King Of The World, 11/6/1984



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Public Affairs
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