Frontline teams up with Univision for investigative doc debut

By Dru Sefton

For the first time, Frontline is sharing a film premiere with another American broadcaster, according to the New York Times. On June 25, PBS’s investigative news show will debut Rape in the Fields, and on the Spanish-language network Univision it will be titled  Violación de un Sueño (Violation of a Dream).

Raney Aaronson-Rath, Frontline deputy executive director, called the Univision arrangement an “experiment” designed to bring in new viewers. PBS and Frontline are “not reaching as much of the Hispanic audience as Univision is reaching,” she noted.

Each organization will stream the film online and cross-promote the documentary on the air.

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