Frontline, Season 26Closed Captioning
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Since January 1983, Frontline has served as American public television's (PBS's) flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," Frontline's stature over 25 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoCheney's Law||For three decades, Vice President Dick Cheney has waged a secretive and often bitter battle to expand the power of the presidency. Now in a direct confrontation with Congress, as the administration asserts executive privilege to head off investigations into domestic wiretapping and the firing of U.S. attorneys, FRONTLINE meticulously traces the behind-closed-doors battle within the administration over the power of the presidency and the rule of law.||56:30||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoShowdown With Iran||As Iraq descends into chaos and civil war, Frontline examines the rise of its neighbor -- Iran -- as one of America's greatest threats and most puzzling foreign policy challenges. Through interviews with key players on both sides, Frontline traces the tumultuous history of U.S. -- Iran relations since 9/11 -- from unprecedented early cooperation in Afghanistan, to the growing crisis over Iran's nuclear ambitions and Tehran's open threats to drive America out of the Middle East.||56:35||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoOn Our Watch||The world said "Never Again!" after the Holocaust and yet Cambodia, Srebrenica, and Rwanda would follow. FRONTLINE asks why the genocide in Darfur was allowed to unfold. It has been meticulously chronicled, mapped by satellite, endlessly debated at the UN, and allowed to proceed unabated for four years. It is estimated that more than 200,000 have been killed, 2.5 million driven from their homes, and once again rape has been used as a weapon of war as the Sudanese government has prosecuted a "scorched earth" campaign against rebels and civilians in the Darfur region. As governments failed to act, it fell to private citizens and celebrities to raise awareness of the carnage. FRONTLINE profiles some the activists, including actress Mia Farrow, as she travels through the refugee camps to chronicle the human cost of the world's failure in the face of evil.||56:26||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Medicated Child||Ten years ago, stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall were the drugs of choice to treat behavioral issues in children. Today children as young as four years old are being prescribed more powerful anti-psychotic medications that are much less understood. The drugs can cause serious side effects, and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact. The increase in the use of anti-psychotics is directly tied to the rising incidence of one particular diagnosis -- bipolar disorder. Experts estimate that the number of kids with the diagnosis is now more than a million and rising. As the debate over medicating children continues to grow, Frontline producer Marcela Gaviria confronts psychiatrists, researchers and big pharma about the risks and benefits of prescription drugs for troubled children.||56:32||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoGrowing Up Online||FRONTLINE looks at the impact of the Internet on adolescence through the eyes of teens and their parents. The film takes viewers into the private worlds kids are creating online - from kids who are harassed and bullied, to kids who make social connections virtually when they have few friends at school, to those kids who attain instant celebrity on YouTube. FRONTLINE explores the complicated new lines being drawn between the real and virtual worlds for today's children and teens, and for their parents, who often find themselves on the other side of a new digital divide.||56:45||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoRules of Engagement||FRONTLINE cuts through the fog of war to reveal the untold story of what happened in Haditha, Iraq-where twenty-four of the town's residents were killed by U.S. forces in what many in the media branded "Iraq's My Lai." With accusations swirling that the Marines massacred Iraqi civilians "in cold blood," the Haditha incident has led to one of the largest criminal cases against U.S. troops in the Iraq war. But real questions have emerged about what really happened that day, and who is responsible. Through television interviews with Iraqi survivors and Marines accused of war crimes, FRONTLINE investigates this incident and what it can tell us about the harrowing moral and legal landscape the U.S. military faces in Iraq.||56:46||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoBush's War, Pt. 1||Part 1 of 2. 9/11 and Al Qaeda, Afghanistan and Iraq, WMD and the Insurgency, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, Fallujah, and the Surge. For six years FRONTLINE has been revealing those stories in meticulous detail, and the political dramas played out at the highest levels - George W. Bush and Tony Blair, Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, Osama Bin Laden.||2:26:07||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoBush's War, Pt. 2||Part 2 of 2. 9/11 and Al Qaeda, Afghanistan and Iraq, WMD and the Insurgency, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, Fallujah, and the Surge. For six years FRONTLINE has been revealing those stories in meticulous detail, and the political dramas played out at the highest levels - George W. Bush and Tony Blair, Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, Osama Bin Laden.||1:56:38||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoBad Voodoo's War||In June 2007, as the American military surge reached its peak, a band of National Guard infantrymen who call themselves "The Bad Voodoo Platoon" was deployed to Iraq. To capture a vivid, first-person account of the new realities of war in Iraq for FRONTLINE and ITVS, director Deborah Scranton (The War Tapes) created "a virtual embed" with the platoon, supplying cameras to the soldiers so they could record and tell the story of their war. The film intimately tracks the veteran soldiers of "Bad Voodoo" through the daily grind of their perilous mission, dodging deadly IEDs, grappling with the political complexities of dealing with Iraqi security forces, and battling their fatigue and their fears.||56:22||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoSick Around the World||Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs "fundamental" change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? Frontline correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand the health-care systems of other advanced capitalist democracies-UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Taiwan-to see what tried and tested ideas might help us reform our broken health-care system.||56:36||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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- Genre: Nonfiction
- Released: Oct 16, 2007
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