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FRONTLINE; Confessions of Rosa Lee, The

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Confessions of Rosa Lee, The
Program Number

1317

Series Description

FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

Program Description

In September 1994, "The Washington Post" ran a week-long series of front-page articles about one Washington, D.C. resident and her family. Reporter Leon Dash spent four years getting to know Rosa Lee Cunningham, a thief, former prostitute and drug addict and the mother of eight children. Dash observed firsthand the poverty, drug abuse and crime now cycling through a third generation of Rosa Lee's family. This program examines the reaction and controversy Dash's powerful report had among policy makers and the African American community and reveals what happens when the reporter-as- objective-observer erases the boundary between himself and his subject.

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Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Confessions of Rosa Lee, The,” GBH Archives, accessed September 20, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7D2DD9E21D744B9E8074A219A4BE76C6.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Confessions of Rosa Lee, The.” GBH Archives. Web. September 20, 2021. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7D2DD9E21D744B9E8074A219A4BE76C6>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Confessions of Rosa Lee, The. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7D2DD9E21D744B9E8074A219A4BE76C6
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