Tuesday, February 1 at 9:00 p.m.
Every day, nearly 7,000 people die in America. And when these deaths happen suddenly, or under suspicious circumstances, we assume there will be a thorough investigation, just like we see on CSI. But the reality is very different. In over 1,300 counties across America, elected coroners, many with no medical or scientific background, are in charge of death investigations. Nationwide there is a severe shortage of competent forensic pathologists to do autopsies. As a result, not only do murderers go free and innocent people go to jail, but the crisis in death investigation in America is also a threat to public health. FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman reports the results of a joint investigation with ProPublica, NPR, and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley.
Tuesday, February 8 at 10:00 p.m.
Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn and connect in ways that we're only beginning to understand. FRONTLINE producer Rachel Dretzin ("Growing Up Online") teams up with one of the leading thinkers of the digital age, Douglas Rushkoff ("The Persuaders," "Merchants of Cool"), to continue her exploration of life on the virtual frontier.
Tuesday, February 15 at 10:00 p.m.
Hundreds of thousands of women are trafficked annually for the purpose of sexual slavery. Lured by traffickers who prey on their dreams of employment abroad, many women are kidnapped and exported to Europe, the Middle East, the United States, and elsewhere, where they’re sold to pimps—drugged, terrorized, locked in brothels, and repeatedly raped. In this unique, hidden-camera look at the world of sexual slavery, FRONTLINE follows the remarkable journey of one man determined to find his trafficked wife, as he poses as a trafficker himself to buy back her freedom. FRONTLINE also talks with one of the men who trafficked the man’s wife, and exposes some of the government indifference that allows the abuses to continue virtually unchecked.
Tuesday, February 22 at 9:00 p.m.
Revolution in Cairo
FRONTLINE dispatches teams to Cairo, going inside the youth movement that helped light the fire on the streets. We follow the "April 6th" group, which two years ago began making a bold use of the Internet for their underground resistance-tactics that led to jail and torture for many of their leaders. Now, starting with the "Day of Rage," we witness those same leaders plot strategy and head into "Liberation Square" to try to bring down President Mubarak. Also in this hour, veteran Middle East correspondent Charles Sennott of GlobalPost lands in Cairo for FRONTLINE to take a hard look at Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-the most well-organized and powerful of the country's opposition groups-as a new fight for power in Egypt begins to takes shape.
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