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FRONTLINE; Apartheid's Last Stand


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Apartheid's Last Stand
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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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The South African government of F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela's African National Congress show signs of reaching an agreement that will end apartheid and achieve a democratic election in South Africa. This program examines how de Klerk and Mandela have pushed through the peace process, detailing their maneuvers and strategy and what has led both leaders to major compromises. The program includes in-depth interviews with Mandela, de Klerk and , leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party. Reported by National Public Radio correspondent John Matisonn.



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Public Affairs
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