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  • Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

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    S 2013 : Ep 10.22.13 - 10/22/13

    From PBS and Frontline: “Nightmare bacteria.” That’s how the CDC describes a frightening new threat spreading quickly in hospitals, communities and across the globe. FRONTLINE reporter David Hoffman investigates the alarming rise of untreatable infections: from a young girl thrust onto life support in an Arizona hospital, to a young American infected in India who comes home to Seattle, and an uncontrollable outbreak at the nation’s most prestigious hospital, where 18 patients were mysteriously infected and six died, despite frantic efforts to contain the killer bacteria. Fueled by decades of antibiotic overuse, the crisis has deepened as major drug companies, squeezed by Wall Street expectations, have abandoned the development of new antibiotics. Without swift action, the miracle age of antibiotics could be coming to an end.moreless
  • Egypt in Crisis

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    S 2013 : Ep 09.17.13 - 9/17/13

    From PBS and FRONTLINE: It took 80 years to rise to power, but now, after only 12 months, the Muslim Brotherhood has been ousted by its longtime foe - the Egyptian military. In a special FRONTLINE report, Middle East Correspondents Martin Smith and Charles Sennott examine the rise and rapid fall of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. With unique access to the Brotherhood's leadership, FRONTLINE follows the Islamist movement as it plots its next move.moreless
  • Life and Death in Assisted Living

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    S 2013 : Ep 07.30.13 - 7/30/13

    From PBS and FRONTLINE: More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, which have sprung up as an alternative to nursing homes. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a major investigation with ProPublica, FRONTLINE examines the operations of the nation's largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.moreless
  • Two American Families

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    S 2013 : Ep 07.09.13 - 7/9/13

    From PBS and FRONTLINE: With poignant and revealing intimacy, Two American Families chronicles the struggles of the Neumanns and the Stanleys as they try to hold onto their homes, their jobs, their health insurance, and a future for their children. A remarkable portrait of perseverance, the 90-minute film raises unsettling questions about the changing nature of the U.S. economy and the fate of a declining middle class.moreless
  • Rape in the Fields

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    S 2013 : Ep 06.25.13 - 6/25/13

    From PBS and FRONTLINE: For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Here is the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families.moreless
  • Outlawed in Pakistan

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    S 2013 : Ep 05.21.13 - 5/28/13

    When Pakistani teenager Kainat Soomro accused four men of gang rape, the courageous young woman did not put her suffering behind her. For this unforgettable documentary, which premiered at Sundance, filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann spent five years tracing both Kainat's odyssey through Pakistan's broken justice system-and her alleged rapists' quest to clear their names. The result is a powerful and nuanced profile of courage in a society where rape victims and their families are often considered dishonorable and subjected to humiliation, poverty, and mortal danger.moreless
  • Never Forget to Lie

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    S 2013 : Ep 05.01.13 - 5/1/13

    In his latest film, Marian Marzynski (Return to Poland, Shtetl) returns to the Warsaw ghetto of his childhood. In Never Forget to Lie, Marzynski tells the extraordinary story of how he as a Jewish boy escaped the Holocaust, hiding from the Nazis, and surviving the war as an altar boy in a Catholic monastery. In a deeply moving and personal film he shares the poignant, painful recollections of other child survivors, many of whom are visiting scenes of their childhood for the last time.moreless
  • Top Secret America - 9/11 to the Boston Bombings

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    S 2013 : Ep 04.30.13 - 4/30/13

    In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the threat of terrorism again confronts Americans. More than a decade after 9/11 and hundreds of billions of dollars later, there are pressing questions about whether America’s investment in its “terrorism industrial complex” has made us safer. In FRONTLINE’s "Top Secret America - 9/11 to the Boston Bombings," Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dana Priest traces the journey from 9/11 to the Marathon bombings and investigates the secret history of the 12-year battle against terrorism..moreless
  • The Retirement Gamble

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    S 2013 : Ep 04.23.13 - 4/23/13

    Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking special Money, Power and Wall Street, FRONTLINE raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect our savings. The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer's best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.moreless
  • Syria Behind the Lines

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    S 2013 : Ep 04.09.13 - 4/9/13

    In the rural heartland of Syria's countryside, the bloody uprising against President Bashar Al Assad has taken a terrifying turn. In this highly charged documentary, award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert lives on both sides of Syria's sectarian frontline, witnessing the devastating effect of a religious feud that, regardless of the outcome of the war, is shaping Syria's future. For generations, the many religions that live in Syria's Orontes River Valley have lived together peacefully. But as the conflict spirals into a contagious and sectarian blood feud, friends and neighbors of different faiths are taking up arms against each other, as Syrian society begins to collapse. And as each side seeks more and more revenge, shells, mortars, and air attacks only escalate the hatred and violence on both sides.moreless
  • Raising Adam Lanza

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    S 2013 : Ep 02.19.13 - 2/19/13

    In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, FRONTLINE investigates a young man and the town he changed forever. Adam Lanza's motives, and his life, remain largely a mystery. With The Hartford Courant, FRONTLINE looks for answers to the central -- and so far elusive -- question: Who was Adam Lanza? Also this hour: In the aftermath of the tragedy, President Obama called for a national conversation about guns. Nowhere is that conversation more intense than in Newtown, where FRONTLINE finds a town divided and explores how those closest to the tragedy are wrestling with our nation's gun culture and laws.moreless
  • Cliffhanger

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    S 2013 : Ep 02.13.13 - 2/12/13

    This February, as the nation faces yet another round of fiscal crises, FRONTLINE investigates the inside story of Washington's failure to solve the country's debt and deficit problems. Drawing on interviews with key players in Congress and the White House, FRONTLINE goes behind the scenes to show how a clash of politics and personalities has taken the nation's economy to the edge of the "fiscal cliff," and now to a second round of standoffs over the debt ceiling and sequestration. The film explores the deep ideological divide inside the Republican Party and the struggle between House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Speaker John Boehner as they take on President Obama and the Democrats.moreless
  • The Untouchables

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    S 2013 : Ep 01.22.13 - 1/22/13

    Are the CEOs of mega-banks too big to jail? Though fraudulent practices at banks contributed to America's financial meltdown, to date no Wall Street titan has been convicted of a crime connected to the crisis. FRONTLINE investigates why Wall Street's leaders have escaped prosecution.moreless
  • Inside Obama's Presidency

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    S 2013 : Ep 01.15.13 - 1/15/13

    As Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term, FRONTLINE takes a probing look at the first four years of his presidency. With inside accounts from his battles with his Republican opponents over health care and the economy to his dramatic expansion of targeted killings of enemies, FRONTLINE examines the president’s key decisions and the experiences that will inform his second term.moreless
  • The Education of Michelle Rhee

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    S 2013 : Ep 01.08.13 - 1/8/13

    Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, DC, public schools, is one of the most admired and reviled school reformers in America. FRONTLINE was granted unprecedented access to Rhee during her tumultuous three-year tenure as she attempted to fix a broken school system. As Rhee returns to the national stage, FRONTLINE examines her legacy in Washington, DC, including her battles with the teachers’ union and her handling of a cheating scandal in the District.moreless
  • Poor Kids

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    S 2012 : Ep 11.20.12 - 11/20/12

    These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. Home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation's breadbasket, it's also an area deeply scarred by the recession. FRONTLINE follows three young girls growing up amidst their families' struggles against financial ruin. This an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children. With one in five American children living below the poverty line, "Poor Kids" is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children -- and to the country's future.moreless
  • The Suicide Plan

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    S 2012 : Ep 11.13.12 - 11/13/12

    WARNING: This program contains graphic footage - Viewer Discretion is advised. You have an incurable illness, you want to die and you want help dying — what can you do? The terminally ill who live in Oregon or Washington can openly ask a doctor for help, but in the rest of country, where physician-assisted suicide is illegal, people who are suffering turn in secret to friends, family and even activist organizations. FRONTLINE explores this shadow world of assisted suicide, where the lines between legality and criminality are blurred, taking viewers inside one of the most polarizing social issues of our time — told by the people choosing to die, and by their “assisters,” individuals and right-to-die organizations at risk of prosecution for their actions.moreless
  • Big Sky, Big Money

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    S 2012 : Ep 10.30.12 - 10/30/12

    In a special investigation in collaboration with Marketplace, FRONTLINE travels to the remote epicenter of the campaign finance debate for a tale of money, politics, and intrigue. How has the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision changed campaigns in America? Ask Montana, which has tried to challenge the ruling in court, is investigating alleged campaign abuses, and is playing host to a bitter race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate. FRONTLINE correspondent and Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal reports. Also this hour: PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan reporting for FRONTLINE goes deep inside the Romney and Obama campaigns to uncover how data collected from millions of Americans is being used by both camps to target their messages, get out the vote, and shape the election.moreless
  • Climate of Doubt

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    S 2012 : Ep 10.24.12 - 10/23/12

    Four years ago, climate change was a hot issue and politicians from both sides seemed poised to act. Today public opinion on the climate issue has cooled considerably. Politicians either ignore it or proclaim their skepticism. What'?s behind this massive reversal? FRONTLINE goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment to shift the direction of the climate debate.moreless
  • League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

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    S 2012 : Ep 10.09.12 - 10/9/12

    From PBS and Frontline: The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America's indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players and a host of scientists claim the league has covered up how football inflicted long-term brain injuries on many players. In this special investigation, FRONTLINE and prize-winning journalists Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada of ESPN reveal the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries, drawn from their forthcoming book League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth (Crown Archetype, October 2013). What did the NFL know and when did it know it? What's the truth about the risks to players? What can be done? The FRONTLINE investigation details how, for years, the league denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that the violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to an alarming incidence of early onset dementia, catastrophic brain damage, death, and other devastating consequences for some of football's all-time greats.moreless
  • The Choice 2012

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    S 2012 : Ep 10.10.12 - 10/9/12

    A journey into the places, people, and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency. Hundreds of hours of research and dozens of original interviews reveal new details and fresh insights about the two candidates '? and our choice this November.moreless
  • Dropout Nation

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    S 2012 : Ep 09.26.12 - 9/25/12

    Every year, hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the United States quit high school without diplomas - an epidemic so out of control that nobody knows the exact number. FRONTLINE takes you inside a former "dropout factory" in Houston, Texas, for an unforgettable portrait of four students in crisis and the teachers, counselors and principal waging a daily struggle to get them to graduation.moreless
  • The Battle for Syria

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    S 2012 : Ep 09.18.12 - 9/18/12

    "As fighting rages in the streets of Syria\'s largest city, FRONTLINE producer Jamie Doran and correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad journey to the heart of the insurgency, inside the rebel groups that are waging a full-scale assault on the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. Within "liberated zones" near the city of Aleppo, the rebels not only fight the Syrian Army, but struggle against each other in a bitter rivalry between secular and Islamist fighters. "The Battle for Syria" is an unprecedented portrait of Syria\'s rebel leaders, the toll of the war on civilians, and the outlines of a potential struggle for power in post-Assad Syria. Also this hour: a look inside the House of Assad.moreless
  • Alaska Gold

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    S 2012 : Ep 07.25.12 - 7/24/12

    Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska is home to the last great wild sockeye salmon fishery, and to mineral deposits estimated to be worth nearly $500 billion. FRONTLINE probes the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on this extraordinary fishery for a living, the mining companies pushing to extract the minerals and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.moreless
  • Fast Times at West Philly High

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    S 2012 : Ep 07.18.12 - 7/17/12

    July 17, 2012 magazine: Fast Times at West Philly High and Middle School Moment
  • ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America

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    S 2012 : Ep 07.11.12 - 7/10/12

    Every 10 minutes, someone in the U.S. contracts HIV. Half are black. A FRONTLINE special presentation, "ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America" is a groundbreaking two-hour exploration of one of the country's most urgent, preventable health crises. People on the front lines tell moving stories of the battle to contain the spread of the virus, and the opportunity to finally turn the tide of the epidemic.moreless
  • Dollars and Dentists

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    S 2012 : Ep 06.26.12 -

    Dental care can be a matter of life and death. Yet millions of Americans can't afford a visit to the dentist. An investigation by FRONTLINE and the Center for Public Integrity reveals the shocking consequences of a broken safety net. Poor children, entitled by law to dental care, often cannot find a dentist willing to see them. Others kids receive excessive care billed to Medicaid, or major surgery for preventable tooth infections. For adults with dental disease, the situation can be as dire - and bankrupting. While millions of Americans use emergency rooms for dental care, at a cost of more than half a billion dollars, corporate dental chains are filling the gaps in care, in some cases allegedly overcharging patients or loading them with high priced credit card debt. Correspondent Miles O'Brien investigates the flaws in our dental system and nascent proposals to fix them.moreless
  • Al Qaeda in Yemen

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    S 2012 : Ep 05.30.12 -

    In "Al Qaeda in Yemen," award-winning reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad travels deep into Yemen's radical heartland to investigate how Al Qaeda and affiliated militants have seized control of parts of southern Yemen '? and are winning some popular support.moreless
  • Al Qaeda in Yemen

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    S 2012 : Ep 05.29.12 -

    Since the death of Osama bin Laden, Yemen has become the hottest front in the war against Al Qaeda. Now, with headlines about a terrorist plot to bomb a U.S.-bound airliner, award-winning reporter and FRONTLINE correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad travels into the heart of Yemen's radical heartland. His first hand report shows how members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have taken advantage of turmoil in the country to impose their rule on areas of south Yemen. As the US expands its drone war to prevent terrorists from establishing a new safe haven, FRONTLINE shows how AQAP is taking control of towns and cities in an attempt to establish its own state. Also in this hour, the story of Al Qaeda operative Fahd al Quso -- killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen early this month - as told by former FBI agent Ali Soufan who first interrogated him before 9/11.moreless
  • Al Qaeda in Yemen and The Interrogator

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    S 2012 : Ep 05.30.12 -

    May 29 Magazine: Al Qaeda in Yemen and a rebroadcast of The Interrogator
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