Season 14, Episode 15 The Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson

A profile of civil-rights leader Jesse Jackson follows his path from his childhood in the segregationist South to his runs for the Presidency in 1984 and '88. Included: his work with Martin Luther King Jr.; comments from Jackson's wife; the "Hymietown" controversy. Correspondent: Marshall Frady.

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  • Premise: 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)

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