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FRONTLINE; Betrayal of Democracy, The

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Betrayal of Democracy, The
Program Number

1017

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

Journalist William Greider examines what he calls "the deepening divide between the governed and the governing" in this Election '92 report. Greider examines the institutions of democracy - among them the two political parties and the press - and how they are failing the public. The program combines political investigations in Washington, historical analyses, interviews and the insights and experiences of ordinary citizens across the country. A number of citizens are profiled who are still working for change, but many of the most conscientious and active citizens are alienated from voting since they no longer view elections as useful tools for change.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Betrayal of Democracy, The,” GBH Archives, accessed September 21, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BCFE81F71E9D43FC8FE46A5C41A30D75.
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APA: FRONTLINE; Betrayal of Democracy, The. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BCFE81F71E9D43FC8FE46A5C41A30D75
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