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FRONTLINE; Cry, Ethiopia, Cry

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Cry, Ethiopia, Cry
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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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Drought and famine and Ethiopia - why the early warning signals were virtually ignored. In desert camps described as "the closest thing to hell on earth," nearly 100 children, old people, and the infirm were dying every day. They were dying while the U.S. and the Soviet Union argued over how to feed them and what to do about Ethiopia.



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Public Affairs
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