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FRONTLINE; Seven Days in Bensonhurst

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Seven Days in Bensonhurst
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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 1989 murder of Yusef Hawkins by white youths in the Bensonhurst section of New York City set off a racial and political fire storm. Writer Shelby Steele returns to talk to the participants and tries to unravel the bitter accusations and denials of racial crisis on the eve of the first verdicts in the murder case.

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