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Frontline, A Class Divided
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directed by William Peters, fl. 1985; produced by William Peters, fl. 1985, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1986), 55 mins
On the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in April 1968, Jane Elliott's third graders from the small, all-white town of Riceville, Iowa, came to class confused and upset. They recently had made King their "Hero of the Month," and they couldn't understand why someone would kill him. So Elliott decided to...
directed by William Peters, fl. 1985; produced by William Peters, fl. 1985, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1986), 55 mins
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Frontline, The Merchants of Cool
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 56 mins
Today's teenagers have money and independence, their lives the object of obsessive focus by corporate America. FRONTLINE explores the culture of today's teenagers and how they view themselves and their parents. Teenage tastes, attitudes, and aspirations are endlessly sampled by marketers to determine exactly what...
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 56 mins
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Frontline, Failure to Protect, Part 2: The Caseworker Files
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produced by Rachel Dretzin, fl. 2010, Muriel Soenens, fl. 1995-2015 and Barak Goodman, fl. 1996, 10/20 Productions, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2003), 1 hour 55 mins
Frontline follows caseworkers in Maine's Department of Human Services as they confront the heartwrenching decision of whether or not to remove children from their homes. Here are three of their stories: Twenty-three-year-old Shaleigh Anthony puts her training to the test as she faces her first case involving alleg...
produced by Rachel Dretzin, fl. 2010, Muriel Soenens, fl. 1995-2015 and Barak Goodman, fl. 1996, 10/20 Productions, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2003), 1 hour 55 mins
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Frontline, Ghosts of Rwanda
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directed by Darren Kemp, fl. 2004-2015 and Greg Barker, fl. 1996-2016; produced by Darren Kemp, fl. 2004-2015 and Greg Barker, fl. 1996-2016, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004), 1 hour 57 mins

Rwanda was supposed to be easy.

Ten years ago, when the United Nations sent peacekeepers to this small, Central African nation -- with the full support of the U.S. government -- most of the policy-makers involved believed it would be a straightforward mission that would help restore the U.N.'s battered reputation...

directed by Darren Kemp, fl. 2004-2015 and Greg Barker, fl. 1996-2016; produced by Darren Kemp, fl. 2004-2015 and Greg Barker, fl. 1996-2016, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004), 1 hour 57 mins
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Frontline, Secret History of the Credit Card
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004), 58 mins
The average American family today carries 10 credit cards. Credit card debt and personal bankruptcies are now at an all time high. With no legal limit on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged, credit cards have become the most profitable sector of the American banking industry: more than $30 billion i...
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004), 58 mins
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Frontline, Tax Me If You Can
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004), 57 mins
Tax shelters, one of corporate America's biggest hidden profit centers in recent year, have become so lucrative over the past 50 years that the effective corporate tax rate has fallen to half its average, costing $180 billion a year. FRONTLINE provides an inside look at how big corporations and wealthy individuals...
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004), 57 mins
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Frontline, The Plea
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004), 1 hour 29 mins
It is the centerpiece of America's judicial process: the trial by jury system that places a defendant's fate in the hands of a jury of one's peers. But just how many citizens are aware that nearly 95 percent of all criminal cases never reach a jury, but instead are settled through plea bargains? FRONTLINE explores...
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004), 1 hour 29 mins
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Frontline, A Crime of Insanity
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produced by David Murdock, fl. 1997-2012, Miri Navasky, fl. 1992-2015 and Karen O'Connor, fl. 1990-2015, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 55 mins
In 1994, Ralph Tortorici, a 26-year-old New York psychology student, took a college class hostage. A paranoid schizophrenic convinced the government had planted tracking devices in his body, he was charged with assault, kidnapping, and attempted murder. His mental illness was apparent, but not how the courts shoul...
produced by David Murdock, fl. 1997-2012, Miri Navasky, fl. 1992-2015 and Karen O'Connor, fl. 1990-2015, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 55 mins
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Frontline, Juvenile Justice
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directed by Laura Rabhan Bar-On, fl. 2006 and Janet Tobias, fl. 2006; produced by Laura Rabhan Bar-On, fl. 2006 and Janet Tobias, fl. 2006, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 1 hour 27 mins
FRONTLINE explores whether children who commit serious crimes should be tried as juveniles or adults. The program shows what can happen to young offenders who reach the "end of the line" in the juvenile court system and how these children can be rehabilitated to prevent future criminal behavior.
directed by Laura Rabhan Bar-On, fl. 2006 and Janet Tobias, fl. 2006; produced by Laura Rabhan Bar-On, fl. 2006 and Janet Tobias, fl. 2006, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 1 hour 27 mins
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Frontline, The Medicated Child
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2008), 56 mins
With over four million children now on behavior modifying medications, some starting as young as two years old, FRONTLINE continues its investigation into the controversial practice of medicating kids. Are the drugs safe? How young can you detect mental illness in a child? Is medication really the answer? As the d...
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2008), 56 mins
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