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PBS's primary public-affairs documentary series, `Frontline' focuses on one (usually timely) topic each program. Overseen since its inception by executive producer David Fanning, it has been honored regularly over the years, winning 34 DuPont-Columbia awar (more…)

Premiered: January 1, 1983

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Season 21, Episode 11 Failure to Protect: The Caseworker Files

First Aired: February 6, 2003

Following staffers in the Bangor office of Maine's Department of Human Services as they decide to move children from their homes into foster care. They must find “the proper balance between saving a child and destroying a family,” says narrator Will Lyman. More often in recent years (and in this hour), the emphasis has been on child safety, which means uncomfortable sessions with parents---and a shortage of foster parents.

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Season 21, Episode 10

January 30, 2003

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China in the Red

Season 21, Episode 12

February 13, 2003