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FRONTLINE; Class Divided, A

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Class Divided, A
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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.

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The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, a teacher (Jane Elliot) in a small town in Iowa attempted a daring lesson: treating children with blue eyes as superior to children with brown eyes. What did those children learn about discrimination and how does it still effect them today. NOTE: The original program, dealing with just the third grade class experiment was called "Eye of the Storm." More recently, a program "Blue Eyed" (See video field, below) was released involving the same experiment by Dr. Elliot.

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