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FRONTLINE; Begging Game, The

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Begging Game, The
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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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Each day, thousands of panhandlers work the streets and subways of cities across America. Correspondent Deborah Amos explores the hidden world of panhandlers in New York City, gaining access to the intimate details of their lives, investigating the real story of why they beg, and examining the impact of New York mayor Rudolph Guiliani's crackdown of panhandlers.

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