Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as WPBT2's flagship public affairs series. FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.
A Death in Tehran
Tuesday, January 19th at 10:00 p.m. on WPBT2
FRONTLINE investigates the life and death of Neda Soltani whose image remains a potent symbol for those who want to keep the reform movement in Iran alive. Pictured: New York--Iranians protest Ahmadinejad’s UN visit on September 23, 2009, carrying an image of Neda Soltani, who was shot and killed on the streets of Tehran following Iran’s controversial presidential election this summer.
The Card Game
Tuesday, January 26th at 10:00 p.m. on WPBT2
As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. A joint follow-up to the “Secret History of the Credit Card” — Bergman and the The New York Times talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians and consumer advocates as they square-off over new regulation and the possible creation of a consumer finance protection agency. How are the credit, debit and pre-paid card industries repositioning themselves to maintain high profits under the new rules? The stakes couldn’t be higher as many fear the consumer loan industry could be at the center of the next crisis.
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