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Confronting Violence

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Confronting Violence
Program Description

Host David Boeri, a Boston journalist, leads viewers through a profile of individuals coping with violence in their lives, both as victims and as perpetrators. This program demonstrates that violence is not just an inner-city problem, but that it affects every person regardless of where they live. Segments include a profile of Michael Skinner of Natick, Massachusetts, a model student and star athlete who is now serving a life sentence for murdering a co-worker. Skinner counsels troubled youth in a prison program about the results of making bad choices. Other segments include young people involved in a mentoring program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in which older teens help younger children deal with the violence in their lives by providing support and positive role models; and, a Seattle, Washington woman who led a movement to reform her state's law on sexual assault.

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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Chicago: “Confronting Violence,” GBH Archives, accessed June 18, 2024,
MLA: “Confronting Violence.” GBH Archives. Web. June 18, 2024. <>.
APA: Confronting Violence. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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