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New Documentary Shows What A Humane Approach To Addiction Actually Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the early moments of "Chasing Heroin," a new "Frontline" documentary that will air Tuesday on PBS and online at 9 p.m. EST, a police ...

Inside Assad's Echo Chamber

Mohammed Alaa Ghanem | Posted 10.30.2016 | Politics
Mohammed Alaa Ghanem

I was quite surprised to see that PBS Frontline reporter Martin Smith, in his documentary "Inside Assad's Syria," had found a "consensus" in regime-held areas that there were no moderate rebels and that the protests had been "hijacked by foreign backed jihadists."

Brother Of A Lockerbie Victim Could Finally See Justice

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.16.2015 | Crime

When Scottish authorities announced on Thursday that they had identified two new suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the news had speci...

My Brother's Bomber, Pan Am 103, and 57 Gatwick

Patrick Hicks | Posted 10.12.2016 | Media
Patrick Hicks

I found out about Pan Am 103 from the evening news, and I remember thinking that it was nearly Christmas. Surely some of the people on that plane were coming home to see their families. What I didn't know was that one of my relatives had the task of mapping where all the debris fell.

Why Do Only 'The Privileged' Make Films?

Elaine McMillion Sheldon | Posted 09.29.2016 | Media
Elaine McMillion Sheldon

Privilege was one of the topics we explored in a 90-minute conversation about race and media at the 2015 Camden International Film Festival. The conversation was a live recording of She Does Podcast, hosted by Sarah Ginsburg and myself.

Rwanda Again Faces Lunacy and the "Rubbish of Injustice"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

Americans are fiercely proud of this heritage, and so is Rwanda. Americans are fiercely proud of this heritage, and so is Rwanda. The difference in Africa is that "independence" is an ongoing struggle against a backdrop of powerful foreign interests.

PBS Exposes The Gruesome Truth About Chicken

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Frontline's new episode "The Trouble With Chicken," which premiered Tuesday night on PBS and is now streaming online, is pretty much as close as the f...

The Ugly Reality Of Solitary Confinement

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

Filmmaker Dan Edge knew he had to make a documentary about solitary confinement after the head of Colorado's prison system was murdered. Edge had g...

My Hypocrisy as an NFL Fan

Avi Sinensky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Avi Sinensky

NFL players are dying. And they're doing it for our entertainment.

Players and Public Lose While NFL Reigns Victorious

Michael V. Kaplen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Michael V. Kaplen

Goddell's disingenuous portrayal of the league's concern about the health and safety of the players is incredible at best. His assertion that the league has been forthcoming with medical information as it has become available, defies credulity.

'League Of Denial' Director: 'Our Film Is The Only Way People Are Going To Know'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports

With the NFL having reached a settlement with former players in a landmark concussion lawsuit earlier this year, the PBS "Frontline" documentary "Leag...

While Cameron Defers to Parliament, Obama Locks Into Warfare State of Mind

Norman Solomon | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The British Parliament's rejection of an attack on Syria is a direct contrast -- and implicit challenge -- to the political war system of the United States. Now all eyes turn to Congress, where the bar has suddenly been raised.

ESPN vs. NFL: A Win for the NFL Is a Loss for the Players and Fans

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Media
Leslie Gerwin

Not only might more people watch the Frontline broadcast, if only to see what "the fuss" is about, but some might also consider whether the current power and brand of the NFL is worth their continuing unconditional support.

REPORT: NFL Pressured ESPN To Abandon Concussion Investigation

Posted 08.23.2013 | Sports

ESPN on Thursday suddenly ended its collaboration with PBS' "Frontline" on an investigation into the NFL's response to concussions and head injuries a...

Dave Jamieson

NFL Players Union Rips ESPN: 'Sad Day' For Journalism | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.23.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of a report that ESPN bowed out of a joint investigative project with PBS on NFL player concussions, the union representing ...

The Price of Justice for a Raped Pakistani Girl

Phyllis Chesler | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Phyllis Chesler

Men who rape girls in tribal areas feel no guilt. Kainat's accused rapists were enraged when their victim dared speak out. They hotly denied Kainat's charges.

Losing Faith in the West, Finding it in Islam -- the New Face of Syria's Civil War

Olly Lambert | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Olly Lambert

As the death toll mounts and the West struggles to decide what to do, ordinary Syrians like Ahmad are looking to other powers to give them the weapons or simply the courage they crave. Perhaps after two years, Bashar al-Assad is finally getting the war he always wanted.

Lawyer Who Investigated Wall Street Goes To Work On Behalf Of Big Banks

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Former Department of Justice criminal division chief Lanny Breuer has announced that he will rejoin the law firm where he spent much of his career. ...

What Now? Continuing the National Conversation After Newtown

Paula Kerger | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Paula Kerger

As we wrestle with the very serious issues raised by the tragedy in Newtown, I think that we can all agree on one thing: there is not just one solution to this problem, or one answer to the question of "What now?"

By Their Responses, Ye Shall Know Them

William K. Black | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
William K. Black

Recent scandals have shown that the Justice Department is ruthless, even lethal, at using threats to prosecute such releases of information in a manner that brings great disgrace onto the prosecutors' special ethical duty to always seek "justice."

Crime and No Punishment

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The American people are not stupid. They see the double standard. They know that there are two sets of laws in the country: one for the rich, powerful and well connected of Wall Street and one for everyone else on Main Street.

WATCH: 'Frontline' Producer Previews Wall Street Fraud Investigation

HuffPost Live | John Stephens | Posted 01.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Martin Smith, producer of the new PBS Frontline episode, "The Untouchables," joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to discuss his investigation into the lack o...

No More Girl Heroes: Outlawed in Pakistan

Deborah Stambler | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Deborah Stambler

Reading story after story of girls and women being brutally attacked and raped, I've realized that I don't want one more teenage girl to have to step up and be brave in front of the camera. Or to speak out on behalf of victims everywhere. I want the violence and rape to stop.

Why School Is So Boring

John Thompson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Education
John Thompson

A first rule of education should be, "Listen to the students and they will teach you how to teach them." It can be a frightening policy. Few things are more painful to teachers than the words, "I'm bored!"

We Need to be More Strongly Committed to Ending AIDS

Akilah Bolden-Monifa | Posted 09.28.2012 | Black Voices
Akilah Bolden-Monifa

African Americans represent half of all new HIV/AIDS cases in the United States. And if black America were a country, it would have the 16th-highest HIV/AIDS epidemic rate in the world.