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Latest Episode: Firestone and the Warlord

Nov 18, 2014 Season 33 Episode 3 watch on (Paid)

FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. Based on the inside accounts of Americans who ran the company's Liberia rubber plantation, and diplomatic cables and court documents, the investigation reveals how Firestone conducted business during the brutal Liberian civil war.

Law and Disorder

Aug 25, 2010 Season 28 Episode 17

Behind the enduring images of heroic rescues undertaken by the New Orleans Police Department in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, there is another story of law enforcement in crisis, even out of control. "Law & Disorder," a year-long, ongoing collaboration among FRONTLINE, ProPublica and the New Orleans Times-Picayune, investigates charges that NOPD officers inappropriately used lethal force against New Orleans citizens and then tried to cover up their actions. Airing days before the fifth anniversary of one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history and drawing from reports published in a real-time online investigation, FRONTLINE takes a fresh look at how the NOPD performed when the rules of civilized society collapsed.
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The Wounded Platoon

May 18, 2010 Season 28 Episode 16

FRONTLINE tells the dark tale of the men of Third Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st battalion of the 506th infantry; and how the war followed them home. It is a story of heroism, grief, vicious combat, depression, drugs, alcohol and brutal murder; an investigation into the Army’s mental health services; and a powerful portrait of what multiple tours and post-traumatic stress are doing to a generation of young American soldiers.
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College, Inc.

May 04, 2010 Season 28 Episode 15

The business of higher education is booming. It’s a $400 billion industry fueled by taxpayer money. But what are students getting out of the deal? Critics say a worthless degree and a mountain of debt. Investors insist they’re innovators, widening access to education. FRONTLINE follows the money to uncover how Wall Street and a new breed of for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America.
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The Vaccine War

Apr 27, 2010 Season 28 Episode 14

Controversy surrounds vaccines for many ordinary Americans. On one side sits scientific medicine, and the public health establishment; on the other a populist coalition of parents, celebrities, politicians and activists. It’s a war that increasingly takes place on the Internet with both sides using the latest social media tools, including Facebook and twitter, to win the hearts and minds of the public.
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The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

Apr 20, 2010 Season 28 Episode 13

In Afghanistan many hundreds of boys, often as young as ten, are being lured off the streets on the promise of a new life. They’re the Bacha Bereesh, literally beardless boys, trained to sing and dance for male audiences, and then traded for sexual favors among former warlords and powerful businessmen. The Afghan authorities responsible for stopping these crimes are sometimes themselves complicit in the practice.
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Obama's Deal

Apr 13, 2010 Season 28 Episode 12

Health care reform was the first big policy deal taken on by the Obama administration. Many say the young president has bet the mid-term elections, possibly his presidency, on the outcome. In a new investigation FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors at the White House, in Congress and the boardrooms of the giant health-care lobby to examine the political battles and costly compromises that defined Barack Obama’s endeavor.
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The Quake

Mar 30, 2010 Season 28 Episode 11

On January 12, 2010, Haiti was leveled by one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history. Those responsible for handling the catastrophe, were crippled by the magnitude of the disaster and struggled to respond, as survivors were left without food, water or shelter. Drawing on interviews with key officials and humanitarian experts from Port-au-Prince to New York, The Quake asks, can the world do better? And how?
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The Suicide Tourist

Mar 02, 2010 Season 28 Episode 10

Do we have the right to end our lives if life itself becomes unbearable, or we are terminally ill? With unique access to Dignitas, the Swiss non-profit that has helped over one thousand people die, filmmaker John Zaritsky offers a revealing look at two couples facing the most difficult decision of their lives—and lets us see as one Chicago native makes the trip to Switzerland for what will become the last day of his life.
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Behind Taliban Lines

Feb 23, 2010 Season 28 Episode 9

For close to two weeks, an Afghan video journalist gained access and traveled a region of Afghanistan that he found was now largely under control of the Taliban “shadow” government. As the new U.S. strategy focuses on the south and eastern parts of the country, this film opens up a window onto a potential new front in the north, and sheds an important light on who’s fighting the U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and why.
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Flying Cheap

Feb 09, 2010 Season 28 Episode 8

FRONTLINE investigates the crash of Continental 3407 in Buffalo, NY, and discovers a dramatically changed airline industry. The rise of the regionals and arrival of low-cost carriers have been a huge boon to consumers, and the industry insists that the skies remain safe. But many insiders are worried that now the aviation system is being stretched beyond its capacity to deliver service that is both cheap and safe.
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Digital Nation

Feb 02, 2010 Season 28 Episode 7

Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn, and connect, as well as what we may be learning about ourselves in the process. The film is the product of a unique collaboration with visitors to the Digital Nation Web site, who for the past year have been able to react to the work in progress and post their own stories online.
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The Card Game

Nov 24, 2009 Season 28 Episode 5

As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, FRONTLINE jointly with the New York Times examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. How are the credit, debit and pre-paid card industries repositioning themselves to maintain high profits under the new rules?
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A Death In Tehran

Nov 17, 2009 Season 28 Episode 4

Following Iran's presidential election this summer, Neda Soltani was shot and killed on the streets of Tehran. She became the face of a powerful movement that threatened the hardline government's hold on power. FRONTLINE investigates the life and death of this woman, and also explores a number of unanswered questions in the aftermath of the greatest upheaval in Iran since the 1979 revolution. This program contains graphic imagery. Viewer discretion is advised.
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Close to Home

Oct 27, 2009 Season 28 Episode 3

Producer Ofra Bikel chronicles how the middle class is faring in this recession through the stories of the people who she's come to know at the hair salon she's frequented for the past twenty years. The film reveals the struggles of a small business owner to stay afloat, her sister's risk of imminent foreclosure on her Florida home, and the various clients whose lives intersect at this New York City salon-from well-to-do bankers to struggling actors, each with a story to tell about how they're getting by in these turbulent times.
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The Warning

Oct 20, 2009 Season 28 Episode 2

In the devastating aftermath of the economic meltdown, FRONTLINE sifts the ashes for clues about why it happened and examines critical moments when it might have gone much differently. Looking back into the 1990s, producer/director Michael Kirk (Inside the Meltdown, Breaking the Bank) discovers early warnings of the crash, reveals an intense battle among high-ranking members of the Clinton administration, and uncovers a concerted effort not to regulate the emerging, highly complex, and lucrative derivatives markets, which would become the ticking time-bomb within the American economy.
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Obama's War

Oct 13, 2009 Season 28 Episode 1

Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander, and armed with a counter-insurgency plan that builds on the lessons of Iraq. But can U.S. forces succeed in a land long known as the "graveyard of empires?" FRONTLINE producers Martin Smith (Beyond Baghdad, Return of the Taliban) and Marcela Gaviria (In Search of Al Qaeda) once again make the dangerous journey to the frontlines of America's biggest fight. Through interviews with the top U.S. commanders on the ground, embeds with U.S. forces, and fresh reporting from Washington, Smith and Gaviria examine U.S. counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan-a fight that promises to be longer and more costly than most Americans understand. This program contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised.
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