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PBS's primary public-affairs documentary series, `Frontline' focuses on one (usually timely) topic each program. Overseen since its inception by executive producer David Fanning, it has been honored regularly over the years, winning 34 DuPont-Columbia awar (more…)

Premiered: January 1, 1983

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Season 20, Episode 13 Rollover: The Hidden History of the SUV

First Aired: February 21, 2002

Tracing the 20-year-history of SUVs to explore why they roll over and what Detroit and Washington have done about it. The answer: not much, according to the journalists, lawyers and technical experts advocating SUV-design modifications who are interviewed. The hour also chronicles the 2000 Ford-Firestone rollover battle; and focuses on former Ford CEO Jacques Nasser, who notes that Ford did make some of the called-for changes for its 2002 model---but not for safety reasons. Will Lyman narrates.