Frontline, Season 28Closed Captioning
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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.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoObama's War||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.||54:36||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Warning||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.||54:41||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoClose 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.||54:38||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoA Death In Tehran||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.||41:09||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoThe 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?||54:45||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoDigital 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.||1:23:39||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoFlying 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.||54:54||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoBehind Taliban Lines||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.||54:11||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Suicide Tourist||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.||54:20||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Quake||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?||54:53||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoObama'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.||54:51||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Dancing Boys of Afghanistan||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.||51:57||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoThe 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.||54:39||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoCollege, Inc.||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.||55:24||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Wounded Platoon||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.||1:25:53||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|16||Closed CaptioningVideoLaw 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.||54:59||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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Perserverence pays off. I had been writing to Frontline in the hopes that they would consider offering more of this outstanding series for purchase on itunes. That day has arrived!!! This is by far one of the most important and fundamentally balanced programs on television. In addition, Will Lyman is a phenomenal narrator with a one of a kind voice. Thanks Frontline and thanks itunes. You have just made my week...
3 weeks late!
This is sooo frustrating: i bought the season pass and the the shows are no longer added the the store... I am now 3 shows (3 weeks behind....) and it is a show about current affairs.... wonderful :(
Investigative Journalism at its finest
The best investigative journalism I've ever had the pleasure of viewing. I'm able to take these shows to the gym with me and watch while I ride the stationary bike :p Really makes exercising less dull.