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FRONTLINE; Behind the Badge

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Behind the Badge
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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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A great deal of recent national attention has focused on police brutality trials in cities like Los Angeles, Detroit and Miami. This program crosses "The Blue Line" to examine police culture and to ask what do cops think of us? Longtime police beat reporter Jack Newfield offers a close-up look into the world of cops--their frustrations and their fears--through the different experiences of cops in the New York City Police Department. Key figures in NYC's recent police corruption hearings are interviewed as well as police commissioner Raymond Kelly and members of the rank and file.

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