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Since January 1983, Frontline has served as American public television’s flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as “the last best hope for broadcast documentaries,” Frontline’s stature over more than 25 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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Since January 1983, Frontline has served as American public television’s flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as “the last best hope for broadcast documentaries,” Frontline’s stature over more than 25 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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    Close to Home

    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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    • 54 Minutes

    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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    • 54 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Digital Nation

    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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    • 1 Hour 23 Minutes

    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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    • 1 Hour 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Flying Cheap

    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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    • 54 Minutes

    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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    • 54 Minutes
    • EPISODE 13

    The Vaccine War

    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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    • 54 Minutes

    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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    • 54 Minutes
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