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FRONTLINE; To a Safer Place

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To a Safer Place
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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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When Shirley Turcotte was a child she was sexually abused by her father. After years of therapy, she takes a remarkable journey back into her past: confronting her mother and other adults who failed to protect her, reuniting with her brothers and sister who were also brutally abused, and trying to make peace with the horror that was her childhood.



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Public Affairs
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