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    Bigger Than Enron (2002)

    Bigger Than Enron (2002) – On June 15, a Houston jury convicted Arthur Andersen — the 89-year-old accounting firm once known as the gold standard of integrity in auditing — for obstruction of justice in the government’s investigation of Enron, Andersen’s biggest client. With the demise of Andersen, the American business landscape was forever […]

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    Chasing Heroin (2016)

    FRONTLINE looks at America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light — telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic’s years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime. pbs IMDB (8.0) More from […]

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    Death By Fire (2010)

    Did Texas execute an innocent man? Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it’s the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham — convicted for the arson deaths of his three young children — that’s now at the center of the national debate. In Death by […]

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    Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty (2014)

    For Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty, director Angus MacQueen and his co-director/translator Guillermo Galdos embark on a gimmicky quest for someone between Roger Smith and Osama bin Laden on the achievability scale—but a lot more dangerous. Their target: El Chapo Guzmán, the billionaire head of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, the country’s top […]

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    Locked Up In America (2014)

    For decades, the United States has been fixated on incarceration, building prisons and locking up more and more people. But at what cost, and has it really made a difference? FRONTLINE goes to the epicenter of the raging debate about incarceration in America, focusing on the controversial practice of solitary confinement and on new […]

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    Losing Iraq (2014)

    U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq in 2011, ending America’s military commitment in the country. Now, chaos is once again engulfing Iraq. The team behind “The Lost Year in Iraq,” “The Torture Question” and “Bush’s War” takes a look at how we got here, what went wrong, and what happens next. pbs IMDB (8.3) More […]

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    Memory of the Camps (1985)

    Fifty years ago, film crews for the Allied Expeditionary Force entered Nazi concentration camps to find atrocities beyond their imagination. Kept in a vault at Londons Imperial War Museum since 1945, the film shows tragic images of the genocide including scenes of gas chambers, experimentation labs and the haunted, starving survivors. Some footage was […]

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    My Brother’s Bomber (2015)

    When filmmaker Ken Dornstein was 19 years old, his older brother David was one of 189 Americans killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. In this three-part series, Dornstein embarks on a quest for answers — diving deep into the case files, assembling a list of suspected plotters, and […]

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    Policing the Police (2016)

    How do you change a troubled police department? FRONTLINE goes inside the Newark Police Department — one of many forces in America ordered to reform. As the country’s debate over race, policing and civil rights continues to unfold, the New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb examines allegations of police abuses in Newark, N.J. and the challenge […]

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    Sex Slaves (2006)

    Sex Slaves is a gripping documentary expose inside the global sex trade in women from the former Soviet Bloc. The film takes viewers into the shadowy, multi-billion dollar world of sex trafficking. Part cinema verité, part investigation, Sex Slaves puts a human face on this most inhuman of contemporary issues. From the villages of […]

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    Syria’s Second Front (2014)

    Three years in to Syria’s civil war, rebel forces aren’t just fighting the Assad regime. They’re also vying for control against factions aligned with Al Qaeda. FRONTLINE correspondent Muhammad Ali — a Syrian native himself, and one of only a few reporters to make it safely into, and then out of, Syria’s northern front […]

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    Terror in Little Saigon (2015)

    By 1989, Doan Van Toai had become a prominent commentator on the political affairs of Vietnam, his home country. Toai had witnessed the corruption of South Vietnam’s political leaders, and later suffered first-hand the brutality of the Communist victors after the war. Now, in America, he’d found cause for cautious optimism. Toai wrote essays […]