Season 16, Episode 5 A Whale of a Business

Efforts to free the orca featured in the 1993 movie “Free Willy” are used as a springboard to examine the marine-park industry and how, as coproducer Neil Docherty puts it, “we got those whales into captivity in the first place.” Interviewees include officials from Sea World and the Free Willy Foundation.

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  • Premise: 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)

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