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Host Arun Rath takes listeners behind-the-scenes of PBS's award-winning public affairs series FRONTLINE, with producer interviews, sneak previews of upcoming reports, and timely discussions with today's top newsmakers.

Host Arun Rath takes listeners behind-the-scenes of PBS's award-winning public affairs series FRONTLINE, with producer interviews, sneak previews of upcoming reports, and timely discussions with today's top newsmakers.

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Boston, MA

Networks:

PBS

WGBH

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Host Arun Rath takes listeners behind-the-scenes of PBS's award-winning public affairs series FRONTLINE, with producer interviews, sneak previews of upcoming reports, and timely discussions with today's top newsmakers.

Language:

English

Contact:

FRONTLINE/WGBH One Guest Street Boston, MA 02135 617-300-5400


Episodes

Digital Nation

2/1/2010
According to recent Kaiser Family Foundation data, American children aged 8 to 18 average more than 50 hours a week with digital media -- that's more than a full work week. Coming Feb. 2, 2010 to PBS, FRONTLINE's "Digital Nation" explores the implications of living in a world consumed by technology and the impact that this constant connectivity may have on future generations. In this segment from "Digital Nation," FRONTLINE correspondent Douglas Rushkoff travels to the edge of the digital...

Duration:00:07:23

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

12/11/2009
This Christmas, in what's become a PBS holiday tradition, FRONTLINE is rebroadcasting "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians," a landmark four-hour documentary that explores the life and death of Jesus, and the men and women whose belief, conviction and martyrdom created the religion we know as Christianity. In this podcast, host Arun Rath speaks with author and religious studies professor L. Michael White of the University of Texas, chief academic advisor to the film, about the...

Duration:00:15:51

The Card Game

11/20/2009
As credit, debit and pre-paid card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, FRONTLINE and "The New York Times" examine the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy in "The Card Game," airing Tuesday, Nov. 24 on PBS. In this podcast, correspondent and producer Lowell Bergman discusses how the economic collapse is ushering in "fundamental change" in the financial...

Duration:00:13:48

A Death in Tehran

11/13/2009
In the height of the protests following Iran's controversial presidential election this summer, a young protester named Neda Agha Soltan was shot and killed. Her death -- filmed on a camera phone, distributed across the internet and watched by tens of millions across the world -- quickly became an international outrage, and Agha Soltan became the face of a powerful opposition movement. Through vivid eyewitness accounts of the protest and interviews with those closest to Agha Soltan -- made...

Duration:00:13:02

The Medicated Child

10/30/2009
(corrected) Six million American children -- some as young as 4 years old -- are being prescribed powerful medications designed to treat serious psychiatric disorders, and most of these drugs have never been tested in children. In "The Medicated Child," first broadcast in January 2008 and re-airing Tuesday, Nov. 3, FRONTLINE producer Marcela Gaviria follows three families as they grapple with their children's diagnosis and talks with psychiatrists, researchers and government regulators about...

Duration:00:16:55

Close to Home

10/24/2009
FRONTLINE producer Ofra Bikel chronicles how one unlikely neighborhood--New York's Upper East Side--is faring in this recession through the stories of the people she has come to know at her local hair salon in Close to Home, airing Tues, Oct. 27 at 9 pm on PBS (check local listings). In this podcast, host Arun Rath interviews Bikel about the surprising stories she found in her own backyard and talks with job search expert Steven Greenberg on the unique challenges faced by unemployed workers...

Duration:00:17:10

The Warning

10/17/2009
As Congress weighs new regulations over the complex derivatives market -- whose crash helped to trigger last year's financial crisis -- FRONTLINE traces back to the late 1990s and reveals the intense battle among high-ranking members of the Clinton administration about regulating these emerging, extremely lucrative securities in The Warning, airing Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 9 P.M. on PBS (check local listings). In this podcast, producer Michael Kirk sheds new light on the ideological clash that...

Duration:00:19:01

Obama's War

10/9/2009
As the debate over Afghanistan intensifies in Washington, FRONTLINE reports the high stakes on the ground in "Obama's War," airing Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 9 P.M. on PBS (check local listings). In this podcast, host Arun Rath catches up with FRONTLINE producer Martin Smith for a first-hand account of the war's many fronts. From the harrowing firefights in Helmand province and political corruption in Kabul, to U.S. struggles with the Pakistani government over Taliban enclaves in its tribal areas,...

Duration:00:21:03

Breaking the Bank

6/12/2009
FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the rocky merger of two banks at the heart of the financial crisis -- Bank of America and Merrill Lynch -- and the government's new role in taking over the American banking system in "Breaking the Bank," airing Tuesday, June 16, at 9 pm on PBS (check local listings). In this podcast, FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk takes listeners behind closed doors to the unprecedented moment when, in an attempt to save the financial system, Treasury Secretary Henry...

Duration:00:16:59

Tiananmen 20 Years Later

6/5/2009
This week, FRONTLINE marks the 20th anniversary of the violent crackdown in Tiananmen Square with a rebroadcast of its 2006 documentary "The Tank Man" - the single individual who stood up to a column of tanks and became an iconic image of the fight for freedom around the world. In this podcast, FRONTLINE catches up with producer Antony Thomas for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at one of the film's most memorable moments. Also, Evan Osnos, who reports from Beijing for The New Yorker magazine and...

Duration:00:17:15

The Madoff Affair

5/8/2009
FRONTLINE producers Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria take you behind-the-scenes of their upcoming investigation "The Madoff Affair," airing Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 9 pm ET on PBS (check local listings) and viewable online at pbs.org/frontline. Two of FRONTLINE's most celebrated producers reveal how they landed exclusive TV interviews with those closest to Madoff's operation and pieced together the inside story of the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. Includes excerpts from FRONTLINE's...

Duration:00:16:01