EXPOSÉ: America's Investigative Reports

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    • Crisis Mismanagement
      Crisis Mismanagement
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/1/06
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      A chronicle of the 15-month investigation, by four reporters working at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which revealed how much of a disaster the Federal Emergency Management Agency had itself become.
    • Sustained Outrage
      Sustained Outrage
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      11/2/07
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      After 12 miners died in the 2006 Sago mine disaster, reporter Ken Ward Jr. and The Charleston Gazette dig deep into the history and tragedy of the coal mining industry.
    • Security Theater
      Security Theater
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      10/26/07
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      Some local television stations do actually engage in hard-hitting investigative journalism. This program looks at KNXV in Phoenix, KUSA in Denver, and KHOU in Houston as their investigative teams go that extra mile to reveal surprising failures in U.S. airport security.
    • Quid Pro Quo
      Quid Pro Quo
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      10/19/07
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      A look at the corruption scandal involving Congressman Randall "Duke" Cunningham.
    • Question 7 (updated)
      Question 7 (updated)
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      10/12/07
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      This is a rebroadcast of an episode from the previous season which includes a new epilogue detailing the latest events of the story.

      When the U.S. military lowered recruitment standards in 2005, two journalists, Lisa Chedekel and Matt Kauffman from the Hartford Courant, investigated a hunch. They discovered seriously ineffective responses to the psychological well being of soldiers.moreless
    • In a Small Town (Part 2)
      In a Small Town (Part 2)
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      10/5/07
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    • In a Small Town (Part 1)
      In a Small Town (Part 1)
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      9/28/07
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    • Blame Somebody Else (updated)
      Blame Somebody Else (updated)
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      9/21/07
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      This is a rebroadcast of an episode from the previous season which includes a new epilogue detailing the latest events of the story.

      Cam Simpson and Aamer Madhani, investigative reporters for the Chicago Tribune, discovered how Halliburton KBR funneled U.S. tax dollars through human trafficking networks to buy unwitting foreign workers who were then led to their deaths on the frontlines in Iraq.moreless
    • Eyes on the Road
      Eyes on the Road
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      9/14/07
      0.0
    • Death is Different
      Death is Different
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      9/7/07
      0.0
    • Mr. Heath Goes to Washington
      Mr. Heath Goes to Washington
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      2/22/08
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      Seattle Times reporter David Heath investigates defense bill earmarks by members of Congress.
    • Cash Cows and Cowboy Starter Kits
      Cash Cows and Cowboy Starter Kits
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      4/11/08
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      Reporters from The Washington Post track farm subsidies from 2001 to 2006 totaling more than $95 billion.
    • As Likely As Not
      As Likely As Not
      Season 3 - Episode 0401
      4/1/09
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      Charlie Wolf spent most of his adult life as a chemical engineer in nuclear defense, working on top secret government projects, quietly, he says, fighting America's fight in the Cold War. But after being diagnosed with multiple brain tumors, Charlie found himself in the fight of his life - not only against his illness, but against the government he believed would always stand beside him.moreless
    • Chemistry War Zone, Updated
      Chemistry War Zone, Updated
      Season 3 - Episode 0209
      2/10/09
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      This week on Exposé: a new web-exclusive update. In November 2007, reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a series entitled "Chemical Fallout," which took a hard look at the debate over the safety of Bisphenol A (BPA) -- a chemical found in many everyday products that has been shown to cause health problems in lab animals. The investigation would reveal that the federal government's assurances that BPA is safe were "based on outdated, incomplete government studies and research heavily funded by the chemical industry." But the scrutiny didn't end there.moreless
    • A Private War
      A Private War
      Season 3 - Episode 1218
      12/18/08
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      This week on Exposé: a new Episode online and on Bill Moyers Journal. A private company hired to build military family homes never finishes the job. An employee tries to do something about it but his bosses - and the U.S. Navy.
    • Beneath the North Texas Dirt
      Beneath the North Texas Dirt
      Season 3 - Episode 1121
      11/21/08
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      An investigative reporter with a Dallas television station figures out what's behind a series of deadly house explosions.
    • No Justice Out Here
      No Justice Out Here
      Season 3 - Episode 1114
      11/14/08
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      An investigation by The Denver Post reveals that many Native Americans living on reservations are subject to a "systemic failure" of the very justice system that is supposed to protect them.
    • Amistades Influyentes (Friends in High Places)
      11/3/08
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      Vanity Fair pulls back the curtain on SAIC, the largest government contractor you've never heard of.
    • Promises, Promises
      Promises, Promises
      Season 3 - Episode 0109
      1/9/09
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      The Seattle Times is on the trail again, following the money to see if Congress has kept its promise to come clean on earmarks.
    • Poverty, Inc.
      Poverty, Inc.
      Season 3 - Episode 0807
      8/7/08
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      Is the cost of being poor on the rise? Lower-income families have long paid more for food, housing and other basic necessities. But corner bodegas, pawn shops, and rent-to-own furniture stores, often staples of poor neighborhoods, have been joined by some newer, bigger competition in recent years. The finance industry that brought the nation subprime mortgages has now come to town seeking riches in the form of high-interest, high-fee loans. Holding out the promise of credit for everything from cars to computers to medical bills, these new businesses - backed by some well-known financial industry players - have moved in, leading low-income consumers into a potentially unending cycle of debt.moreless
    • 20,000 Cuts a Day
      20,000 Cuts a Day
      Season 3 - Episode 0716
      7/16/08
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      The Charlotte Observer investigates the human costs of feeding America's appetite for poultry.
    • A Sea of Trouble (updated)
      A Sea of Trouble (updated)
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      8/31/07
      0.0
      This is a rebroadcast of an episode from the previous season which includes a new epilogue detailing the latest events of the story.

      Following an oil spill in Seattle's Puget Sound for which no company claimed responsibility, investigative reporter Eric Nalder, from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, discovers negligence and cover-ups in the oil transport industry.moreless
    • An Inside Job (updated)
      An Inside Job (updated)
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      8/24/07
      0.0
      This is a rebroadcast of an episode from the previous season which includes a new epilogue detailing the latest events of the story.

      Daniel Zwerdling, a reporter for National Public Radio, spent a year and a half investigating the abuse of prisoners in the U.S. on a scale identical to that of Abu Ghraib.moreless
    • Becoming the Story
      Becoming the Story
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      11/3/06
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      Mark Fainaru-Wada, a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, was covering the raid on a local lab owned by the Bay Area Lab Cooperative (BALCO) when he received a tip that steroids and prominent athletes were involved. With fellow journalist Lance Williams, the two investigated further and finally received revealing transcripts of grand jury testimony from a confidential source. This prompted a federal investigation into the leak of grand jury statements. The two reporters were subpoenaed and ordered to identify their sources, but refused citing First Amendment protection. Held in contempt of court, they faced a prison sentence longer than the convicted drug suppliers in the BALCO case.moreless
    • Nice Work If You Can Get It
      Nice Work If You Can Get It
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      10/27/06
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      Starting with a tip from the well known Post reporter Bob Woodward, two veteran Washington Post reporters, Scott Higham and Robert O'Harrow Jr., uncovered rampant mismanagement of taxpayers' money on privately contracted homeland security systems.
    • Question 7
      Question 7
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      10/20/06
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      When the U.S. military lowered recruitment standards in 2005, two journalists, Lisa Chedekel and Matt Kauffman from the Hartford Courant, investigated a hunch. They discovered seriously ineffective responses to the psychological well being of soldiers.
    • Policing the Force
      Policing the Force
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      10/13/06
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      Los Angeles Times reporters Scott Glover and Matt Lait uncover patterns of corruption at the Los Angeles Police Department involving beatings, framings and cover-ups.
    • Shooting the War
      Shooting the War
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/6/06
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      A profile of two unembedded photographers covering the war in Iraq. Kael Alford photographed from within Iraq living among Iraqi civilians, and Paul Fusco stayed in the U.S. covering funerals of service people killed in Iraq.
    • Blame Somebody Else
      Blame Somebody Else
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      9/29/06
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      Cam Simpson and Aamer Madhani, investigative reporters for the Chicago Tribune, discovered how Halliburton KBR funneled U.S. tax dollars through human trafficking networks to buy unwitting foreign workers who were then led to their deaths on the frontlines in Iraq.
    • A Sea of Trouble
      A Sea of Trouble
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      9/22/06
      0.0
      Following an oil spill in Seattle's Puget Sound for which no company claimed responsibility, investigative reporter Eric Nalder, from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, discovers negligence and cover-ups in the oil transport industry.
    • An Inside Job
      An Inside Job
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      9/15/06
      0.0
      Daniel Zwerdling, a reporter for National Public Radio, spent a year and a half investigating the abuse of prisoners in the U.S. on a scale identical to that of Abu Ghraib.
    • A Bitter Pill
      A Bitter Pill
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/8/06
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      After a yearlong investigation, reporters from Bloomberg Markets magazine revealed the seedy underside of for-profit clinical drug trials in an award-winning report called "Big Pharma's Shameful Secret".
    • Science Fiction
      Science Fiction
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      11/10/06
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      Paul Thacker was a general science news reporter for a small industry trade publication when he began investigating seemingly grassroots organizations that actually had hidden ties to Big Business. He discovered a whole industry designed around spinning science to confuse the public for the benefit of large corporate interests.
    • Charity Begins at Home
      Charity Begins at Home
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      11/17/06
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      Reporters from The Oregonian look into a federal program, known as JWOD, intended to provide jobs to people with severe disabilities, and uncover fraud by one of its biggest contractors.
    • Charity Begins at Home (updated)
      Charity Begins at Home (updated)
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      8/17/07
      0.0
      This is a rebroadcast of an episode from the previous season which includes a new epilogue detailing the latest events of the story.

      Journalists from The Oregonian investigate a government program called JWOD and find rampant abuse and lack of oversight at the expense of the taxpayers as well as the disabled for whom the program is intended.moreless
    • Nice Work If You Can Get It (updated)
      8/10/07
      0.0
      This is a rebroadcast of an episode from the previous season which includes a new epilogue detailing the latest events of the story.

      Two veteran reporters from the Washington Post discover massive mismanagement of tax dollars by the Department of Homeland Security.
    • Crisis Mismanagement (updated)
      Crisis Mismanagement (updated)
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      8/3/07
      0.0
      This is a rebroadcast of an episode from the previous season which includes a new epilogue detailing the latest events of the story.

      Long before Hurricane Katrina, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel uncovers extensive waste and mismanagement at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
    • Money for Nothing
      Money for Nothing
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      7/27/07
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      Reporter Debbie Cenziper of The Miami Herald uncovers massive misspending and mismanagement at the Miami-Dade Housing Agency.
    • The Scientific Method
      The Scientific Method
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      7/20/07
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      The Houston Chronicle printed a series of investigative articles called "In Harm's Way" which detailed the high levels of industrial pollution in Southeast Texas due to lenient regulations.
    • Friends in High Places
      Friends in High Places
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      7/13/07
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      Investigators Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele wrote a report for Vanity Fair which reveals the numerous failures of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the largest private government contractor that always manages to get paid.
    • Becoming the Story (updated)
      Becoming the Story (updated)
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      7/6/07
      0.0
      This is a rebroadcast of an episode from the previous season which includes a new epilogue detailing the latest events of the story.

      Two reporters from the San Francisco Chronicle received sealed grand jury testimony while covering the BALCO raid. As they continued to report on the story with their new evidence, federal officials started their own investigation into the leak. After being subpoenaed and refusing to reveal their source, they were faced with possible jail time for being in contempt of court. This update brings closure to the federal case against the reporters and the attempts to find the source of the leak.moreless
    • Think Like a Terrorist (Pt. 2)
      Think Like a Terrorist (Pt. 2)
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      6/29/07
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      Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Carl Prine continues his tour of the U.S. to investigate chemical safety, focusing his latest efforts on the country's railroad transportation system. EXPOSÉ tags along with Prine as he demonstrates how easy it is to access rail cars filled with toxic and explosive chemicals.
    • Think Like a Terrorist (Pt. 1)
      Think Like a Terrorist (Pt. 1)
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      6/22/07
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      Reporter Carl Prine of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, uncovers surprisingly lax security at dozens of chemical plants and storage facilities in major cities around the U.S. All of his efforts are meant to demonstrate just how vulnerable these locations are to terrorist attack, hoping more effort will be made to secure them.moreless
    • The People's Sheriff
      The People's Sheriff
      Season 3 - Episode 0327
      3/27/09
      0.0
      This week on Exposé: Maricopa County, Arizona -- including Phoenix and beyond, it is one of the largest counties in America. It's known for its good living, warm desert climate, and media-savvy sheriff. For over 16 years, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been known for his tough approach to crime. But it is only recently that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has made a huge effort to combat illegal immigration, partnering with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under a law that grants local sheriff's deputies authority to enforce federal immigration law. And when reporters Ryan Gabrielson and Paul Giblin of the East Valley Tribune took a closer look at the immigration efforts of the Sheriff's Office, they discovered that other services were suffering as a result.moreless
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