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PBS explores America's dangerous love affair with NFL

The trailer for Frontline’s documentary “League of Denial,’’ premiering Tuesday night on PBS, features a lyric from the song “Run This Town” in which Rihanna sings, “I’m addicted to the thrill. It’s a dangerous love affair.’’

That sums up America and football, an increasingly complicated relationship given ongoing revelations about how physically ruinous the sport often is to those who play...

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