Frontline - Season 8

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Episode Guide

  • Teacher, Teacher
    Teacher, Teacher
    Episode 18
    6/12/90
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    Frontline examines public school teachers in one midwestern town as they are facing the threat of funding cutbacks, the criticism of parents, and a growing number of troubled children.
  • Inside the Cartel
    Inside the Cartel
    Episode 17
    5/22/90
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    Frontline investigates the drug cartels in Medellin and Cali and demonstrates how they've affected the country's economy and politics.
  • Seven Days in Bensonhurst
    5/15/90
    0.0
    After the 1989 murder of Yusef Hawkins by white youths in the Bensonhurst section of New York City caused riots among the races, writer Shelby Steele returns and talks to some of the people involved to see what started this racial crisis.
  • Plunder!
    Plunder!
    Episode 15
    5/8/90
    0.0
    Frontline's Carl Nagin investigates the looting of pre-Columbian tombs in Latin America and the trafficking of stolen artifacts and how they end up in museums in the United States.
  • Other People's Money
    5/1/90
    0.0
    Frontline investigates Charles Keating, Jr., and the role politics played in the $2.5 billion failure of his Lincoln Savings and Loan.
  • Hilary in Hiding
    Hilary in Hiding
    Episode 13
    4/24/90
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    Frontline uncovers this astounding case and interviews both sides. In 1989, Dr. Elizabeth Morgan was freed from prison after serving the longest detention for civil contempt in American history-25 months for refusing to tell a court the whereabouts of her daughter, Hilary, who Morgan believed had been sexually assaulted by Hilary's father, Dr. Eric Foretich. In February 1990, Hilary was discovered living in New Zealand with her grandparents. .moreless
  • New Harvest, Old Shame
    4/17/90
    0.0
    It's been 30 years since Edward R. Murrow showed the world Harvest of Shame. Now, Frontline's David Marash looks at how not much has changed for migrant workers and show just how desperate their lives have become.
  • Born In Africa
    Born In Africa
    Episode 10
    4/3/90
    0.0
    Peter Jennings narrates this Frontline which follows the last year of Philly Bongoley Lutaaya, a celebrated singer/musician from Uganda who died of AIDS in December 1989.
  • Poland - The Morning After
    3/27/90
    0.0
    An examination of Poland's ending of ending 45 years of Communist repression in 1989. Frontline examines something never been done before, changing overnight from Communism to capitalism.
  • Anatomy of an Oil Spill
    3/20/90
    0.0
    Frontline correspondent Jon Tuttle investigates what lead to the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska's Prince William Sound in 1989.
  • The Faces of Arafat
    2/27/90
    0.0
    Frontline correspondent Marie Colvin profiles Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat after he announces that Israel does have a right to exist.
  • Throwaway People
    Throwaway People
    Episode 6
    2/13/90
    0.0
    Frontline correspondent Roger Wilkins investigates the economic and social aspects of the black underclass in one neighborhood in Washington, DC.
  • Miss USSR
    Miss USSR
    Episode 5
    2/6/90
    0.0
    Frontline goes behind the scenes at the Soviet Union's first national beauty pageant and the struggle of women in the USSR.
  • The Noriega Connection
    1/30/90
    0.0
    Frontline examines the rise and fall of General Manuel Noriega after the U.S. invasion of Panama.
  • The Bombing of Pan Am 103
    1/23/90
    0.0
    Frontline follows the surviving families of those on Pan Am Flight 203 which was bombed over Lockerbie, Scotland in December 1988, as they seek to find justice for their beloved ones.
  • The Right to Die?
    The Right to Die?
    Episode 2
    12/13/89
    0.0
    Frontline teamed with Fred Friendly's Media and Society series to show the legal and moral issues involved in the US Supreme Court's first right-to-die case, Cruzan vs. Harmon.
  • Tracking the Pan Am Bombers
    11/28/89
    8.7
    Frontline examines the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988.