Season 4, Episode 17 Assault on Affirmative Action

A look at a Supreme Court decision that backed a last-hired, first-fired layoff plan in Memphis, involving a firefighter who had fought for an Affirmative Action hiring and promotion decree. Judy Woodruff anchors.

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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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