Tuesday, October 19 at 10:00 p.m.
Death by Fire
Did Texas execute an innocent man? Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but itís the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham ó convicted for the arson deaths of his three young children ó thatís now at the center of the national debate. FRONTLINE examines the Willingham conviction in light of new science that raises doubts about whether the fire at the center of the case was really arson at all. The film meticulously examines the evidence used to convict Willingham, provides an in-depth portrait of those most impacted by the case and explores the explosive implications of the execution of a possibly innocent man.
Tuesday, October 26 at 10:00 p.m.
Long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf, BP was widely viewed as a company that valued deal-making and savvy marketing over safety, a “serial environmental criminal” that left behind a long trail of problems — deadly accidents, disastrous spills, countless safety violations — which many now believe should have triggered action by federal regulators. Could the spill have been prevented? From BP’s vast oil fields in Alaska to its refineries in Texas and its trading rooms in New York and London, the film raises new questions about whether BP’s corporate culture will finally be forced to change.
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