Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation. In his wake he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. FRONTLINE goes inside the Vatican to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world. FRONTLINE gives a first-hand account of the final days of Benedicts papacy and the current battle to set the Church on a new path under Francis.
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In the aftermath of the economic meltdown, FRONTLINE looks for clues about why it happened and examines moments when it might have gone much differently. Producer/director Michael Kirk discovers early warnings of the crash, reveals an intense battle among members of the Clinton administration, and uncovers a concerted effort not to regulate the lucrative derivatives markets, which would become the ticking time-bomb within the American economy.
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. Now, on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, the full saga will unfold in this special definitive documentary analysis of one of the most challenging periods in the nations history.
FRONTLINE investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. The film chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, Lehman Brothers collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. It also examines what Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn't see, couldn't stop and haven't been able to fix.
Four in five Americans say the healthcare system needs fundamental change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a healthcare system, or are these nations so culturally different that their solutions would not be acceptable? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines the healthcare systems of other advanced capitalist democracies to see what ideas might help the U.S. reform its broken healthcare system.
FRONTLINE offers two starkly contrasting images: one of empty storefronts in Circleville, Ohio; the other, a sea of high rises in the South China boomtown of Shenzhen. The connection between American job losses and soaring Chinese exports? Wal-Mart. For Wal-Mart, China has become the cheapest, most reliable production platform in the world, the source of up to $25 billion in annual imports that help the company deliver everyday low prices.
ABC News Classics Royal Wedding: Prince Charles and Lady Diana
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On July 29, 1981, an estimated 750 million people tuned in to see the heir to Britain's throne wed the 20-year-old former kindergarten teacher in St Paul's Cathedral. The fairy-tale courtship of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles sparked worldwide interest in the royal family. ABC News' Peter Jennings and Barbara Walters bring you back to the culmination of years of speculation and intrigue, when Diana walked down the aisle in front of 3,500 invitees, trailing a 25-foot train to become the people's princess.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
ABC News Primetime Family Secrets: Inside Addiction
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Drug addiction is a secret that can hide in plain sight. ABC News reports on an addict whose out of control behavior has always been just a camera click away -- Daniel Baldwin. How did he get that way, and can he stop? And what do his famous brothers think? ABC News is with him every step of the way through his ninth stint in rehab, this one could be his last chance. The hour delves into the mind of an addict, and the step-by-step, sometimes excruciating, process of ridding the mind of a drug that has taken hold of it. Baldwin gives ABC News unprecedented access over seven months, as he goes into one of the most luxurious celebrity rehabilitation centers in Malibu. He has struggled with addiction for 18 years and, with financial, health and legal problems looming, ABC News cameras track his ups and downs, his successes and failures at the $50,000 a month rehabilitation center. Correspondent: Cynthia McFadden Airdate: 7/17/2007When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. A...
FRONTLINE: League of Denial: The NFLâ€™s Concussion Crisis
The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over Americas indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players and a host of scientists claim the league has tried to cover up how football inflicted long-term brain injuries on many players.
FRONTLINE reveals the dramatic inside story of how the U.S. government came to monitor and collect the communications of millions of people around the world, and the lengths they went to as they tried to hide this massive surveillance program from the public. The series is gripping viewing for those who want to understand the context of the Snowden affairand what it means for all Americans.