Articles tagged frontline

‘Frontline: Escaping ISIS’ Explores the Terrorist Group’s Genocidal Aims

As Frontline: Escaping ISIS reveals in images that are at once effectively impressionistic and grim, ISIS is embarked on a genocidal, "forced conversion" crusade against the Yazidi.

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‘Frontline: Ebola Outbreak and Hunting Boko Haram’: Resistance and Devastation in West Africa

Images of devastation unite Ebola Outbreak and Hunting Boko Haram, two harrowing PBS documentaries.

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‘Frontline: Top Secret America: 9/11 to the Boston Bombings’

As Washington Post reporter William Arkin puts it, "You never know who's watching you."

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‘Frontline: The Man Behind the Mosque’ Airs on PBS 27 September

“I’m a New Yorker from Brooklyn. I’m not a community activist, I’m not an Islamic academic. This isn’t something I’ve

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12 May 2009 // 3:26 AM

Frontline: The Madoff Affair

The Madoff Affair submits that Bernie Madoff's deceptions -- in rationales and in business models -- are not his invention.

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28 Apr 2009 // 2:02 AM

Frontline: The Released

Heartbreaking and clear-eyed, The Released submits that this system of incarcerating and releasing severely mentally ill offenders is obviously unsustainable.

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21 Apr 2009 // 3:40 AM

Frontline: Poisoned Waters

Poisoned Waters makes the case that loss of clean water results from lagging efforts by government agencies, corporations, and individuals.

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21 Apr 2009 // 2:24 AM

In the half-dozen times or so I’ve interviewed journalist Hedrick Smith about his “Frontline” specials for PBS, I’ve never heard him this emotional. “

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7 Apr 2009 // 4:15 AM

Frontline: Black Money

As Frontline producer Lowell Bergman describes it, those who give and receive bribes function without worry that the rule of law, so-called, will ever quite apply to them.

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Frontline: Sick Around America

Sick Around America outlines the health care system, and its many contradictions.

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Frontline: Inside the Meltdown

Part investigation, part damn scary story, Frontline: Inside the Meltdown suggests that events unfolded as they did largely because of the personalities involved.

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Frontline: My Father, My Brother, and Me

My Father, My Brother, and Me leaves the ethical and religious debates over Parkinson's disease mostly untouched, focusing instead on immediate issues, specifically, how to "live with" the disease.

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20 Jan 2009 // 4:18 AM

Frontline: Dreams of Obama

The "dreams of Obama" are partly his and partly his admirers', functions of his much-repeated story, his political ambitions and achievements, as well as the desires of his many and diverse supporters.

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Frontline: The Old Man and the Storm

Incisive, heartrending, and beautifully crafted, The Old Man and the Storm reflects on how the "crippled city [has struggled] to right itself," despite insurmountable odds.

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Frontline: The Hugo Chávez Show

The television show that propels, shapes, and delivers Hugo Chávez remains odd and provocative.

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14 Oct 2008 // 3:00 AM

Frontline: The Choice

As The Choice points out, differences between candidates are useful selling points.

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Frontline: Young & Restless in China

Young & Restless in China has a wide-ranging and mostly superficial structure -- cutting quickly between participants, narrating cursorily to set contexts, and offering brief "confessional" comments by each subject.

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12 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

Frontline: Storm Over Everest

As Storm Over Everest shows, it's impossible to know any single story of the disaster in 1996, to know exactly how it was for the 15 climbers who perished or even for those who survived.

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Return to Everest: In PBS documentary, storm survivor reflects on his decision to turn back

Lou Kasischke has a gentle voice and a kind face. When he talks about surviving the Mt. Everest tragedy of May 10, 1996, it’s with the

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14 May 2007 // 7:40 AM

At first glance it may not seem like anything bad happened to Stephen Sprouse and Kristin Douglas, Kansas Citians who ran off to Las Vegas

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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