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.
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 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 reporter David Hoffman investigates the alarming rise in hospitals, communities, and across the globe of untreatable infections. Fueled by decades of antibiotic overuse, the crisis has deepened as major drug companies have abandoned the development of new antibiotics. Without swift action, the miracle age of antibiotics could be coming to an end.
Do we have the right to end our lives if life itself becomes unbearable, or we are terminally ill? With unique access to Dignitas, the Swiss non-profit that has helped over one thousand people die, filmmaker John Zaritsky offers a revealing look at two couples facing the most difficult decision of their livesand lets us see as one Chicago native makes the trip to Switzerland for what will become the last day of his life.
FRONTLINE examines the rising hazards to human health and eco-system, and why it's so hard to keep our waters clean. The coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay-are in perilous condition. Polluted runoff still flows in from industry, agriculture, and massive suburban development, and scientists fear contamination to the food chain, drinking water, as well as a growing list of endangered species.
NOVA: Global Warming: What's Up With the Weather(2000)
Deadly flooding in Africa, catastrophic hurricanes in the U.S. with record-high temperatures worldwide. Are these natural, temporary glitches in our global climate, or is the devastation the result of global warming? The weather is different now but why? Find out when NOVA and FRONTLINE join forces to determine Whats Up with the Weather?
ABC News looks at everyday experiences in freaky ways based on the bestselling book, "Freakonomics". The authors of the book, Steven Levitt and Steven Dubner, have teamed up with ABC News to challenge viewers with some strange riddles about the world we live in. Riddles that are explored include: 1. How is a beauty pageant contestant like a crack dealer?2. How is an abortion like a prison? The authors say this riddle begins 30 years ago, when crime in much of America seemed out of control.3. Can you put a price on looks? And if so, how can you test that? 4. If you were giving to charity, would you give more or less depending on who showed up at your door?5. How is a child's car seat like a DVD player? The car seats protect children in car crashes. How would a DVD player do that?6. How are consumers like Tamarin monkeys? 7. How is a black straight-A student like a Hollywood celebrity? Anchor: John StosselWhen sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
In 2004, journalist Dave Iverson received the same news that had been delivered to his father and older brother years earlier: He had Parkinsons disease. In My Father, My Brother and Me, Iverson sets off on a personal journey to explore the scientific, ethical, and political debate that surrounds Parkinsons. And he has intimate conversations with fellow Parkinsons sufferers like actor Michael J. Fox and writer Michael Kinsley.