Frontline Season 2008
S2008 E00Feb 5, 2008
A Dangerous Business Revisited Feb 5, 2008 Five years ago, FRONTLINE and The New York Times joined forces to investigate death and dismemberment in one of America's most dangerous industries -- the iron pipe foundry business. One company stood out, the McWane Corporation. It had more health and safety violations than all of its competitors combined, and there were a number of environmental violations as well. In the five years since our original broadcast, federal prosecutors obtained indictments against and juries convicted the company in five cases in four states. Today McWane says it has made a dramatic turnaround and that worker safety and environmental protection are now high priorities. FRONTLINE revisits its original broadcast with correspondent Lowell Bergman who then reports on what has changed at McWane and whether the company has become a less dangerous business.
S2008 E01Jan 8, 2008
The Medicated Child Jan 8, 2008 Millions of U.S. children are taking psychiatric drugs, most never tested on kids.
S2008 E02Jan 22, 2008
Growing Up Online Jan 22, 2008 2009 Emmy Nominee: What does it mean to be coming of age in the Internet era?
S2008 E04Feb 19, 2008
Rules of Engagement Feb 19, 2008 2009 Emmy Nominee: What happened in Haditha, Iraq gets to the heart of the war.
S2008 E10Apr 15, 2008
Sick Around the World Apr 15, 2008 Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs "fundamental" change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand the health-care systems of other advanced capitalist democracies -- UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Taiwan -- to see what tried and tested ideas might help us reform our broken health-care system.
S2008 E10Oct 14, 2008
The Choice 2008 Oct 14, 2008 This two-hour program examines the rich personal and political biographies of John McCain and Barack Obama and goes behind the headlines to discover how they arrived at this moment and what their very different candidacies say about America.
S2008 E10Oct 21, 2008
HEAT Oct 21, 2008 For years, big business -- from oil and coal companies to electric utilities to car manufacturers -- have resisted change to environmental policy and stifled the debate over climate change in America and around the globe. Now, facing rising pressure from governments, green groups and investors alike, big business is reshaping its approach to the environment. With the election looming, FRONTLINE producer Martin Smith investigates what some businesses are doing to fend off new regulations and how others are repositioning themselves to prosper in a radically changed world.
S2008 E10Oct 28, 2008
The War Briefing Oct 28, 2008 The next president of the United States will inherit some of the greatest foreign policy challenges in American history -- an overstretched military, frayed alliances, and wars on two fronts. FRONTLINE gives viewers a hard, inside look at the real policy choices the next president will face. The report features strategists and diplomats giving their best advice about how to correct past failures and how to shape a realistic foreign policy approach in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
S2008 E10Nov 11, 2008
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story Nov 11, 2008 In the wake of yet another hard-fought and bitter presidential campaign, FRONTLINE presents a spirited and revealing biography of Lee Atwater, the charming, Machiavellian godfather of modern, take-no-prisoners Republican political campaigns. Through eye-opening interviews with Atwater's closest friends and adversaries, the film explores the life of the controversial political operative who mentored Karl Rove and George W. Bush, led the GOP to historic victories, and wrote the party's winning playbook. The story tracks Atwater's rise from his beginnings in South Carolina as a high school election kingmaker all the way to the White House and his subsequent battle with cancer and final search for forgiveness and redemption. To Democrats, Atwater was a political assassin who one Congresswoman dubbed "the most evil man in America," but to Republicans he remains a hero for his deep understanding of the American voter and his unapologetic vision of politics as warfare.
S2008 E10Mar 23, 2008
Bush's War, Part 1 Mar 23, 2008 2009 Emmy Winner: FRONTLINE unfolds the saga of the invasion of Iraq in a two-part series.
S2008 E10Mar 24, 2008
Bush's War, Part 2 Mar 24, 2008 2009 Emmy Winner: FRONTLINE unfolds the saga of the invasion of Iraq in a two-part series.
Bush's War (Part 2) 2009 Emmy Winner: The inside story of the war that will define a presidency.
S2008 E10Apr 1, 2008
Bad Voodoo's War Apr 1, 2008 The realities of war with a "virtual embed" with a Nat'l Guard platoon serving in Iraq.
S2008 E10May 13, 2008
Storm Over Everest May 13, 2008 As darkness fell on May 10, 1996, a fast-moving storm of unimaginable ferocity trapped three climbing teams high on the slopes of Mount Everest. The climbers, exhausted from their summit climb, were soon lost in darkness, in a fierce blizzard, far from the safety of High Camp at...,000 feet. World-renowned climber and filmmaker David Breashears, who aided the rescue efforts back in 1996, now returns to Everest to tell the fuller story of what really happened on that legendary climb. Through remarkably intimate interviews with the climbers and Sherpas -- many who have never spoken before on American television -- Breashears sheds new light on the worst climbing tragedy in Mount Everest's history.
S2008 E10Jun 17, 2008
Young & Restless In China Jun 17, 2008 This spring, FRONTLINE explores the generation coming of age in China today. Shot over four years, the film follows a group of nine young Chinese from across the country as they scramble to keep pace with a society changing as fast as any in history. Their stories of ambition and desire, exuberance, crime and corruption are interwoven with moments of heartache and despair. Together they paint an intimate portrait of the generation that is remaking China.
S2008 E20Nov 25, 2008
The Hugo Chavez Show Nov 25, 2008 FRONTLINE looks at Venezuela's controversial and outspoken president Hugo Chavez and the revolution he claims is turning his country into an anti-capitalist beacon for Latin America and the world. Through the lens of his unique weekly program "Al Presidente" and the eyes of the Venezuelans who know him well, FRONTLINE digs below the surface of his presidency and his personality to try to understand the mercurial leader.