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FRONTLINE; What Jennifer Saw

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
What Jennifer Saw
Program Number

1508

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

Identified by the victim, Ronald Cotton spent eleven years in prison for rape. But in 1995, DNA evidence proved that Cotton could not have been the attacker. With unprecedented access to the central figures in the investigation, confidential police reports and legal files, FRONTLINE delves into the Cotton case, examining the reliability of eyewitness identification and the implications of DNA evidence for the American justice system. In an exclusive interview, Jennifer Thompson tells the story of her brutal rape and how, twelve years later, she must confront the consequences of her mistaken identification.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; What Jennifer Saw,” GBH Archives, accessed September 21, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B94FAD0B201444449889A782D352A7B3.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; What Jennifer Saw.” GBH Archives. Web. September 21, 2021. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B94FAD0B201444449889A782D352A7B3>.
APA: FRONTLINE; What Jennifer Saw. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B94FAD0B201444449889A782D352A7B3
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