The Latest: July 2013

Social Issues
Emeritus Note to Staff: Send. Forward. Oops.

In a passionate call to arms mistakenly sent to ProPublica, an Emeritus spokesman calls on employees to take to the web to blunt any negative impact from FRONTLINE and ProPublica's investigation into the assisted living industry. (read more »)

Social Issues
Life & Death in Assisted Living: “A Sinking Ship”

Joan Boice had spent just 19 days in a California assisted living facility when she developed a pressure ulcer on her foot. (read more »)

Social Issues
Is Assisted Living Safe for Your Parents? – Live Chat Transcript

Join us for a live chat about “Life and Death in Assisted Living” with the filmmakers, Eric Boice and Cheryl Morgan. Our guest questioner is Richard Eisenberg, a senior editor at Next Avenue. (read more »)

Social Issues
Seven Questions To Ask When Searching for Assisted Living

In most states, it can be simpler to search for restaurant reviews on Yelp than it is to locate ratings and reviews for a local assisted living facility. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Manning Acquitted of “Aiding the Enemy,” But Guilty of Wiki Leaks

PFC Bradley Manning, the 25 year old who has acknowledged leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, faces a maximum of 136 years in jail. (read more »)

Social Issues
For Assisted Living Industry, a Media Strategy to Thwart Federal Oversight

In a talking points memo, Emeritus, the country's largest assisted living company, seeks to highlight the company's compassion and deride any need for greater regulation out of Washington. (read more »)

Social Issues
Life & Death in Assisted Living: “They’re Not Treating Mom Well”

When the ambulance crew arrived, about 8:20 p.m., Joan Boice was in the TV lounge, face-down on the carpet. But no one at the assisted living facility could say precisely how the accident had occurred. (read more »)

Social Issues
Life & Death in Assisted Living: The Emerald City

Joan Boice needed help. Lots of it. (

Government / Elections / Politics
Holder: DOJ to Battle Restrictive Voting Laws, Starting in Texas

In announcing a lawsuit against Texas, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed a nationwide battle against voter laws it considers discriminatory. (read more »)

For-Profit Colleges Under Scrutiny, Again

When FRONTLINE viewers last saw Sgt. Chris Pantzke, he was struggling to deal with the fallout from signing up for courses at a for-profit college that he couldn't complete. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
Senate Report Faults Children’s Dental Chain for “Fundamentally Deceptive” Care

The bipartisan report recommends removing Small Smiles, one of the nation’s largest dental chains for children, from the Medicaid program for encouraging dentists to perform unnecessary treatments to boost profits. (read more »)

Envisioning the “Second Screen”

This week our team has spent a fair amount of time discussing the “second screen” concept – the idea that … Continue reading (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
For Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, a Return to the Underground

In the aftermath of the toppling of President Mohamed Morsi, the Islamist party appears to be retreating into its historical narrative as an underground movement. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
WikiLeaks Ruling Could Set Chilling Precedent for Leakers

A military judge ruled that prosecutors could pursue the "aiding the enemy" charge against Bradley Manning. (read more »)

Iraq / War on Terror
Big Brother Is Watching You Drive

Law enforcement agencies nationwide increasingly rely on automatic license-plate readers to track and store information on American drivers, a new report found, in the latest revelation on how the government gathers data on its citizens. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Who’s Who In Egypt’s Widening Political Divide?

The growing political unrest in Egypt has begun to split families over what's best for the future of the nation, reports Charles M. Sennott from Cairo. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Tensions Rise Between Muslim Brotherhood & Egyptian Military

FRONTLINE's cameras were there when deadly clashes killed seven and wounded more than 260 last night. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Survey: One in Four on Wall Street Open to Insider Trading

If public confidence in Wall Street remains battered from the financial crisis, a new survey of ethics in the financial services industry is unlikely to help. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Egypt Divided: U.S. Government Emerges as a Common Foe

The two sides may be bitterly divided, but they seem to agree on at least one thing: that the United States is at fault for the mess in which Egypt finds itself. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
What Does the American Dream Mean to You?

We asked. Here's what you told us. We'd love to hear your thoughts and stories about what the American Dream means today. (read more »)

FRONTLINE Nominated for 18 Emmy Awards

Fifteen FRONTLINE films, an interactive and a promotional campaign were nominated for News and Documentary Emmy Awards this year by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. (read more »)

A New Chapter in Digital Storytelling

We're thrilled to announce that we've received a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to build FRONTLINE's first tablet app. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Photos: Milwaukee’s Industrial Past

There was a time, not long ago, when Milwaukee factories made many of America's most iconic products: leather saddles, tractors, motors and, of course, beer. (read more »)

Legal Battle Over NFL Brain Injuries Ordered Into Mediation

A federal judge is delaying her ruling on the NFL's request to dismiss the case brought by more than 4,200 players so that both sides can explore whether a "consensual resolution is possible." (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Is There Hope for the Middle Class? – Live Chat Transcript

Join us for a live chat about "Two American Families" with the filmmakers and Keith Stanley. Our guest questioner is David Rohde, a Pulitzer-prize winning author and investigative journalist for Thomson Reuters and the Atlantic. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
What’s Happened to the Two American Families?

The latest on the Neumann and Stanley families. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
The State of America’s Middle Class in Eight Charts

Over the last several decades, middle class families have struggled to keep pace with smaller paychecks, mounting debt and shrinking opportunities for steady work. (read more »)

FRONTLINE’s David Fanning to Receive Lifetime Achievement Emmy

The honor comes as FRONTLINE marks its 30th anniversary season. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
“The Brothers”

As Egyptians revolt again, revisit FRONTLINE's February 2011 exploration of the Muslim Brotherhood and its profound influence on Egyptian society. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
The Middle Class and the New American Economy

Ahead of the FRONTLINE premiere of "Two American Families," Bill Moyers explores how middle class families are surviving. (read more »)



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