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FRONTLINE; Six O'Clock News

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Six O'Clock News
Program Number

1507

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 showcases the latest work of filmmaker Ross McElwee, producer of the widely acclaimed "Sherman's March" and "Time Indefinite." In "Six O'Clock News," McElwee and his camera investigate the aftermath of the life-shattering events reported every day on the evening news. Moving beyond the graphic television images of violence and natural disasters, McElwee seeks out the individuals whose lives have been inexplicably altered by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, forest fires, and murder. The result is a thought-provoking journey across the tenuous line between order and chaos and an inquiry into how these events impact the victims' faith in God. In an introspective and sometimes humorous broadcast, McElwee explores the "nagging metaphysical questions" behind the "Six O'Clock News."

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Six O'Clock News,” GBH Archives, accessed September 21, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F2CD1EF3B71C4A1582F17800FA3F19AD.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Six O'Clock News.” GBH Archives. Web. September 21, 2021. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F2CD1EF3B71C4A1582F17800FA3F19AD>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Six O'Clock News. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F2CD1EF3B71C4A1582F17800FA3F19AD
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