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 whose only friends are on-line, to those kids who are celebrities on YouTube. FRONTLINE explores the complicated new lines being drawn between the real and virtual worlds for todays children and for their parents.
On June 5, 1989, one day after Chinese troops expelled thousands of demonstrators from Tiananmen Square, a solitary, unarmed protester stood his ground before a column of tanks advancing down the Avenue of Eternal Peace. Captured by Western photographers, this extraordinary confrontation became an icon of the fight for freedom around the world. Filmmaker Antony Thomas investigates the identity, fate, and significance of the tank man.
FRONTLINE producers Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria unravel the story behind the worlds first truly global Ponzi scheme - a deception that lasted longer, reached wider, and cut deeper than any other business scandal in history.
FRONTLINE presents the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership and lifes method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years, transforming himself in prison from an impetuous, risk-taking radical into a mature leader and statesman.
Winner of a 2007 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for broadcast journalism, after more than two decades of stigma, research, and education, FRONTLINE presents the definitive chronicle of one of the worst pandemics ever known. Through interviews with researchers, activists, and patients, FRONTLINE investigates the science, politics and human cost of this disease, and asks: what has been learned, and what must be done to stop AIDS?
With Islamic extremists gaining ground in Iraq, and the Obama administration being pulled back into the conflict, FRONTLINE presents Losing Iraq, a timely and late-breaking report on the crisis in Iraq.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the gap between the upper and lower classes of black America and probes why it has happened. Reviewing the thirty years that have passed since the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., Gates shows that while many blacks reaped the reward of the civil rights movement, just as many were left behind in an expanding underclass of poverty. Featuring interviews with Cornel West, Eldridge Cleaver, Angela Davis and more.
Everyone knows that adolescence is tough, but with the advance of technology, teenagers today - especially girls - are redefining what's -fair in love and war on the social battlefield. Diane Sawyer reports on how cell phones, digital cameras and personal websites combine in new ways that seems to encourage and amplify the meanness of teenage behavior. From invading privacy and spreading gossip to humiliating one another, some teens have reached new heights of ruthlessness.
How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes, and youre confronted with the prospect of pulling the plug, do you know how youll respond? FRONTLINE examines the complicated reality of todays modern, medicalized death, and offers an unusually intimate portrait of patients facing the prospect of dying in ways that they might never have wanted or imagined.
FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families struggles against financial ruin. The result is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as its rarely seen, through the eyes of children. Poor Kids is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the countrys future.