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. FRONTLINE and Univision partner to tell 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. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, and the Center for Investigative Reporting.
The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America’s indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault: thousands of former players have claimed the league tried to cover up how football inflicted long-term brain injuries on many players. What did the NFL know, and when did it know it? In a special two-hour investigation, FRONTLINE reveals the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries.
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.
Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation. In his wake he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. FRONTLINE goes inside the Vatican to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world. FRONTLINE gives a first-hand account of the final days of Benedict's papacy and the current battle to set the Church on a new path under Francis.
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FRONTLINE and GlobalPost's Charles M. Sennott go inside the Egyptian revolution, tracing how what began as a youth movement to topple a dictator evolved into an opportunity for the Muslim Brotherhood to seemingly find the political foothold it had sought for decades--and then why it all fell apart. With Egypt's hopes for democracy in tatters, what will happen next?
This year, hundreds of thousands of prisoners with serious mental illnesses will be released into communities across America, the largest exodus in the nation's history. Typically, mentally ill offenders leave prison with a bus ticket, $75 and two weeks worth of medication. Within 18 months, nearly two-thirds are re-arrested. FRONTLINE examines what happens to the mentally ill when they leave prison and why they return at such alarming rates. The intimate stories of THE RELEASED - along with interviews with parole officers, social workers and psychiatrists - provide a rare look at the lives of the mentally ill as they struggle to stay out of prison and reintegrate into society.
Higher education is a $400 billion industry fueled by taxpayer money. One of the fastest-growing and most controversial sectors of the industry is the for-profit colleges and universities. Unlike traditional colleges that raise money from wealthy alumni and other donors, many for-profit schools sell shares to investors on Wall Street. But what are students getting out of the deal? Critics say a worthless degree and a mountain of debt. Proponents insist they're innovators, widening access to education. FRONTLINE follows the money to uncover how for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America.
More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, two iconic waterways-the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay-are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to the food chain and drinking water for millions of people. A growing list of endangered species also is threatened in both estuaries. POISONED WATERS examines the rising hazards to human health and the ecosystem and why it's so hard to keep our waters clean.
From criminal justice to politics to global issues, the reporting of PBS' flagship public affairs series takes you inside the controversial, complex stories shaping our times.
What s the price of inside information on Wall Street? For one expert consultant, it s live lobsters and $500 Cheesecake Factory gift cards, as shown in this clip from FRONTLINE s To Catch a Trader. Premiering Tuesday, January 7, the documentary goes inside the government s ongoing, seven-year crackdown on insider trading.
Under investigation for insider trading, hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen tells an attorney in a never before seen deposition that, 'The way I understand the rules, they're very vague.'
Hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen's strategy for trumping the market? Chasing 'edge': secret information that can help to formulate a winning trade. This clip is an excerpt from FRONTLINE's To Catch a Trader, which premieres Tuesday, January 7 and goes inside the government s ongoing crackdown on insider trading.
Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster's favorite weapon was his head and the hits kept on coming, for 17 years. In this excerpt from FRONTLINE's 'League of Denial,' Webster's peers describe what it was like to square off with 'Iron Mike.' Webster was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after his death at age 50 in 2002.
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