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FRONTLINE; Secret Daughter

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Secret Daughter
Program Number

1505

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

FRONTLINE producer June Cross tells the intricate story of her own family through the prism of the changing face of race relations in America. Cross, born to a white mother and an African-American father in the early 1950s, was given away by her mother to live with a black family in Atlantic City when she was four. She only saw her mother and stepfather, TV star Larry Storch, on visits to Hollywood during school vacations. But Cross's mother was afraid that her husband's career would be destroyed if the truth about Cross were discovered, so she kept her a secret. This episode of FRONTLINE takes viewers on a journey across the racial divide, into the hidden world of Hollywood and deep into the complicated relationship between a daughter and the mother who gave her away.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Secret Daughter,” GBH Archives, accessed September 20, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EAA1F45C4A4B4896B072EEDB585C028E.
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APA: FRONTLINE; Secret Daughter. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EAA1F45C4A4B4896B072EEDB585C028E
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