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'Rape in the Fields': The Hidden Story of Rape on the Job in America

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Rape in the Fields (PBS Frontline trailer)

Hundreds of female agricultural workers have complained to the federal government about being raped and assaulted, verbally and physically harassed on the job, while law enforcement has done almost nothing to prosecute potential crimes.

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Anchor Carol Hills speaks with investigative reporter Lowell Bergman from our partner program PBS Frontline about his documentary film, "Rape in the Fields," which uncovers the ongoing sexual assaults endured by migrant women working in America's farm fields.

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