FRONTLINE tells the dark tale of the men of Third Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st battalion of the 506th infantry; and how the war followed them home. It is a story of heroism, grief, vicious combat, depression, drugs, alcohol and brutal murder; an investigation into the Armys mental health services; and a powerful portrait of what multiple tours and post-traumatic stress are doing to a generation of young American soldiers.
For close to two weeks, an Afghan video journalist gained access and traveled a region of Afghanistan that he found was now largely under control of the Taliban shadow government. As the new U.S. strategy focuses on the south and eastern parts of the country, this film opens up a window onto a potential new front in the north, and sheds an important light on whos fighting the U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and why.
Why would four innocent men confess to the rape and murder in 1997 of a woman in Norfolk, Virginia? The case raises disturbing questions about the actions of the police and prosecutors, who relied on often contradictory confessions for their convictions, and disregarded DNA evidence that pointed to a lone assailant who would later confess to the crime himself while serving prison time for another rape.
The Blame Game - Are We a Country of Victims? (ABC News)
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More and more, Americans see themselves as victims, with our misfortunes being everyone's fault but our own. ABC's John Stossel explores this phenomenon in a unique program looking first at those who file gratuitous lawsuits or abuse government programs. Next he examines the unforeseen consequences of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Finally, does victim mentality do more harm than actual racism? 1994/color/50 min/NR.
Whenever Lois Pile hits the road, she also thinks she's hitting people on the road. She truly believes this. Lois is constantly looking around, checking the mirrors, anticipating a catastrophe that never happens. Lois' real problem is not her driving. Instead, Lois suffers from an illness, a form of obsessive compulsive disorder 'harming obsession,' and in her case, Lois is afraid she's going to run someone over. ABC News speaks to several OCD sufferers who have a chemical imbalance that manifests in intrusive thought patterns. This "20/20" show contains the following additional stories: Vigilante HeroTexas StandoffWhen sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Diana, the Princess of Wales, had been divorced from Prince Charles for just a year. She was dating Dodi Al-Fayed, the son of Egyptian billionaire and owner of the British department store Harrods, Mohamed Al-Fayed, when a Paris weekend took a tragic turn. An automobile accident claimed their lives and that of a chauffer who was later found to have been drinking before taking the wheel. ABC News takes you back to August 31, 1997, during the Labor Day holiday weekend in the United States, when the world first heard reports of a car accident involving Princess Diana. Coverage picks up six days later, as the whole world mourned and Princess Diana's funeral procession made its way through the crowds lining the streets of London. Peter Jennings and Barbara Walters cover the events of the day with commentary from royal biographers Sarah Bradford and Andrew Morton. It culminated with the funeral service at Westminster Abby.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.
FRONTLINE investigates Vladimir Putins remarkable ascent from unemployed spy to modern-day czar, and the persistent accusations of criminality and corruption that have accompanied that rise. Trace Putins career back two decades, through key players accounts portraying a leader who began by professing hope and democracy, but now is stoking nationalism, conflict, authoritarianism, and a complicated relationship with the West.
FRONTLINE traces John O'Neill's growing awareness of the threat posed by the emerging Al Qaeda terrorist network. His pursuit of bin Laden and Al Qaeda helped yield much of the information the United States needed about pending attacks. Working as director of security at the World Trade Center he died when the buildings collapsed.
FRONTLINE examines the shadowy world of international bribery, revealing how multi-national companies create slush funds, set up front companies, and make secret payments, all to get billions in business. These practices are facing a new international crackdown. At the center of this is a controversial, ongoing investigation into the British-based multi-national BAE Systems and allegations about billion dollar bribes.