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FRONTLINE; Who Cares About Children

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Who Cares About Children
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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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There are presently 410,000 children in foster care in this country - a sixty percent increase in five years - and over a half million expected by 1995, and, according to child advocates, nearly every state is in or approaching a crisis. This program focuses on the child-welfare crisis in Arkansas and its struggle to reform the system, a political battle that focused on Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton just as he launched his presidential campaign.

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