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20 Years of Frontline ... Online
February 27, 2003 8:10 PM   Subscribe

20 Years of Frontline... Online The PBS documentary show Frontline has been discussed many times here on MetaFilter. This year, in September, it turns twenty years old, and to commemorate this event a number of popular and recent shows have been put online: The Merchants of Cool, A Class Divided, American Porn, Abortion Clinic, The Choice 2000, and more. Rewatch some of the episodes, then reread the comments. How's that for meta?
posted by tittergrrl (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
That is great news, thanks, tittergirl, even if I do have trouble writing your name. (I keep wanting to write britney for some reason...)

Frontline is the best documentary program on American televison. I only wish PBS were funded well enough to be able to attain BBC production standards and values.
posted by y2karl at 8:34 PM on February 27, 2003


FRONTLINE is great, but FRONTLINE/World is even better. Now producing web-only material.
posted by subpixel at 10:05 PM on February 27, 2003


Only takes one bone-headed program to completely toast your credibility.
posted by RavinDave at 11:02 PM on February 27, 2003


And only one bonehead comment to toast yours. Wait a minute, you're way over quota.
posted by y2karl at 11:14 PM on February 27, 2003


Wow. Cool. I was bummed to have missed the Iraq one last week. I love non-profit media outlets.
posted by boltman at 11:26 PM on February 27, 2003


Thanks for the heads up tittergrrl - I love Frontline too, but have not seen some of these shows, and never thought to see if they were available for online viewing. Cool!
posted by madamjujujive at 11:41 PM on February 27, 2003


y2k -- your chest pounding and silly personal attack notwithstanding, I point out that just because something is on PBS does not make it credible.
posted by RavinDave at 11:57 PM on February 27, 2003


y2k -- your chest pounding and silly personal attack notwithstanding, I point out that just because something is on PBS does not make it credible.

fight! fight! fight!

armchair shakspur scholars: let's get ready to rumble!
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 12:24 AM on February 28, 2003


I point out that just because something is on PBS does not make it credible.

alternate responses:

Oh, you've seen Wall Street Week too...
(of course I'm talking about Rukeyser's hair... and yes, I know he left the show some time ago, but that hair!)

Sounds like someone who tried to use a New Yankee Workshop measured drawring* to build something.
*not a typo; that's how Norm pronounces it.

I knew it... the second he passes away, the dirt comes out on Mister Rogers!

The last Peter Paul & Mary pledge drive special... all lip sync!

I know, I was very bitter when I first learned that Barney's not a real dinosaur...

You mean Yan Can't Cook?

And nobody even noticed when McLaughlin replaced all four members of his 'Group' with the Teletubbies.

My local station is still trying to convince me that "Are You Being Served?" is British comedy...

Yep, I've watched that Suze Orman special six times, and I not rich yet!
posted by wendell at 1:36 AM on February 28, 2003


God Save the PBS
posted by matteo at 2:16 AM on February 28, 2003


If anybody's interested in watching the high resolution streams, but don't have the bandwidth to watch, I have the complete shows (17.8 megs per chapter) of their archive. I don't have the bandwidth to handle everyone downloading the shows from me, but if someone wants to donate the space, I'd be happy to upload some of the more popular episodes.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:14 AM on March 2, 2003


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