His name is synonymous with great literature, but was William Shakespeare really the greatest writer who ever lived? FRONTLINE explores the controversy over whether literary masterpieces attributed to Shakespeare were written by his contemporary, Christopher Marlowe, reportedly killed in a brawl in 1593. But some still insist he lived and continued to write under Shakespeare's name, in the biggest cover-up in literary history.
The business of higher education is booming. Its 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 theyre 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.
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.
With over four million children now on behavior modifying medications, some starting as young as two years old, FRONTLINE continues its investigation into the controversial practice of medicating kids. Are the drugs safe? How young can you detect mental illness in a child? Is medication really the answer? As the debate grows more intense, FRONTLINE investigates the risks and benefits of prescription drugs for troubled children.
The bets were huge and risky, billions of dollars on the housing market. Superbanks reaped billions of dollars, and gobbled up competitors. Then the bottom dropped out, massive losses on Wall Street nearly broke the banks and many are on the brink of failure. As the federal government contemplates what could become a massive nationalization of the industry, watch as FRONTLINE tells the inside story.
In Afghanistan today an ancient tradition has re-emerged, its called Bacha Bazi, translated literally as, boy play. Boys, some as young as eleven, are dressed in womans clothes, taught to sing and dance for the entertainment of male audiences, and then sold to the highest bidder or traded among the men for sex. The Afghan authorities responsible for stopping these crimes are sometimes themselves complicit in the practice.
Just two years into the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Koreas Kim Jong-un is the worlds youngest dictator, ruling one of the worlds most isolated countries. Using new footage smuggled from inside and never-before-told stories from recent defectors living in South Korea, FRONTLINE goes inside the secret state to explore life under its new ruler and investigate the enigmatic Morning Star King as he tries to hold onto power.
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What does it take to be popular? John Stossel discovers why kids dish it out, why they take it and what schools can do to make it better. Guests include psychologist Michael Thompson, author of 'Best Friends, Worst Enemies'. Stossel also visits schools with successful anti-bullying programs.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.
All of the measures by the feds to stem the tide in the financial meltdown have added hundreds of billions of dollars to our national debt. FRONTLINE reports on how this debt will constrain and challenge the new administration, and on the growing chorus, that without fiscal reform the US government may face a debt crisis of its own in years to come that make the current financial problems look almost painless by comparison.