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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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    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 Card Game

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Obama's Deal

    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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    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 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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    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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    Law and Disorder

    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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    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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