FRONTLINE explores how the spiritual lives of both believers and nonbelievers have been challenged since September 11th by difficult questions of good and evil and the potential for darkness within religion itself. Through interviews with a cross section of Americans impacted by the attacks, FRONTINE explores and illuminates the many spiritual questions that have come out of the terror, pain, and destruction at Ground Zero.
FRONTLINE delivers a stunning look at the plight of women and children who are Yazidis, a religious minority that have been targeted by ISIS for particularly brutal treatment. With ISIS continuing to seize and hold territory in Iraq and Syria, Escaping ISIS reveals the gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the groups capture and enslavement with help from courageous rescuers and underground networks.
In recent decades, more than 10,000 children reportedly were sexually abused by Catholic priests in the US. From behind the headlines, filmmaker Joe Cultrera tells the very personal story of how the crisis affected his family. It is the intimate story of how his brother, Paul, was molested in the 1960s by a priest who also reportedly abused nearly 100 other children. In an emotional film, the Cultrera family tells their story of faith betrayed.
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With poignant and revealing intimacy, Two American Families chronicles the struggles of the Neumanns and the Stanleys as they try to hold onto their homes, their jobs, their health insurance, and a future for their children. A remarkable portrait of perseverance, the 90-minute film raises unsettling questions about the changing nature of the U.S. economy and the fate of a declining middle class.
Nearly 750,000 elderly Americans are spending their later years in for-profit assisted living facilities. This loosely regulated, multibillion-dollar industry is dominated by one company: Emeritus Senior Living. In a year-long investigation, FRONTLINE and ProPublica raise questions about fatal lapses in care, understaffing, and a quest for profits.
FRONTLINE correspondent Douglas Rushkoff explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media, and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. The film is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.
It is the centerpiece of America's judicial process: the trial by jury system that places a defendant's fate in the hands of a jury of one's peers. But just how many citizens are aware that nearly 95 percent of all criminal cases never reach a jury, but instead are settled through plea bargains? FRONTLINE explores the moral, judicial and constitutional implications of relying on plea bargains to expedite justice.
ABC News Primetime Ethical Dilemmas: What Would You Do?
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What would you do if you saw bullies ganging up on an innocent kid or a couple fighting in the park -- the boyfriend on the verge of physically harming the woman? "Primetime" conducts a hidden camera tests to see what people do when confronted with ethical dilemmas that force them to act or not. Whether walking right by or getting involved in these scenarios, the reactions people have are fascinating. "Primetime" also takes the experiment further, looking at whether perception influences people's reactions. Will dressing the bullies tougher or changing the race of the fighting couple affect how people respond? John Quinones reports.Then: How will passengers handle a taxi driver who goes on an extensive racist rant filled with hateful ethnic slurs... will they tell him to stop, keep quiet, or maybe even join in? What some people think and openly say about race in America is surprising, including a woman who says all Arabs should be sent back to Ali Baba and a man who talks about using Mexicans and Puerto Ricans for target practice. What's more intriguing is that many of the passengers agree to talk with John Quinones and be on camera. Over the four-day experiment, some people will challenge the cab driver's racism, but will any of them tell him to stop or get out of the car?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 takes viewers to an American killing ground known as Ruby Ridge. Randy Weaver, who saw his family torn apart there, retraces for the first time, the ground where his son, his wife and a federal marshal died. You will see the place from which the FBI stalked the Weavers. ABC News allows viewers to judge whether Randy Weaver, who was wanted on weapons charges, and his family deserved the treatment they received from two federal agencies most Americans think of as their protectors, but which the Weavers now think of as their executioners. This "Primetime" show contains the following additional stories: Are Health Foods Really Healthier?The State vs. OJ SimpsonWhen sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.