The Latest: October 2013

High School Football Players Face Bigger Concussion Risk

High school football players are nearly twice as likely as college players to suffer a concussion either in a game or at practice, according to a new study funded by the NFL. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
In Egypt, Military Tightens Hold on Muslim Brotherhood

As former President Mohammed Morsi's trial nears, another top leader is arrested for inciting violence. (read more »)

Concussion Watch: NFL Head Injuries in Week 8

A total of 58 NFL players have been sidelined by a concussion during the 2013 season, and in Week 8, at least four more players appeared to go down with a head injury. (read more »)

Social Issues
Elderly, At Risk and Haphazardly Protected

A ProPublica and FRONTLINE examination of the multibillion-dollar assisted living industry reveals a mishmash of minimal state regulation and no involvement by federal officials. (read more »)

Brett Favre: “God Only Knows The Toll” From NFL Concussions

Less than three years since retiring, the legendary quarterback has become one of the most high profile players to acknowledge he has experienced health problems stemming from repeated concussions in the NFL. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Bank of America Liable for Mortgage “Hustle” Program

For the first time, a major U.S. bank has been found liable for fraud in the sale of defective mortgages during the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
On John Quinn

The veteran drug researcher featured in “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria” passed away last weekend. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
Can the “Nightmare Bacteria” Be Stopped? – Live Chat Wed. 12 p.m. ET

Join a live chat on “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria” with producer Rick Young, correspondent David Hoffman, infectious disease expert Dr. Sean Elliot, and guest questioner Maggie Koerth-Baker from BoingBoing. You can leave a question now. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
Who’s Tracking the “Nightmare Bacteria”?

It seems like a basic question: How many people get these hard to treat infections each year and where do they occur? But there's no easy answer. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
Who’s Trying to Fix the Pipeline Problem?

The problem is clear: there aren’t enough new antibiotics. The question is why aren’t more pharmaceutical companies filling the gap — and what’s being done to try to reverse this trend? (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
Read More About the “Nightmare Bacteria”

Further resources on the superbug problem, and what we are — or aren’t — doing to stop it. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
A Superbug Outbreak at NIH

How one of the nation's most prestigious research hospitals struggled to contain a deadly drug-resistant bacteria. (read more »)

Concussion Watch: NFL Head Injuries in Week 7

A total of 53 NFL players have been sidelined by a concussion during the 2013 season, and in Week 7, at least four more players appeared to go down with a head injury. (read more »)

Social Issues
Chicago Drops CeaseFire from Anti-Violence Strategy

After a yearlong trial, the city said it would focus instead on community policing and other strategies to combat the city’s high murder rate. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
Remember Those Campaign Finance Documents We Found in a Meth House…?

A scathing Montana court order means the docs will stay with a grand jury to aid its investigation of the dark-money group WTP. (read more »)

Concussion Watch: NFL Head Injuries in Week 6

Week 6 of the NFL season saw at least six players removed from games because of possible head injuries. (read more »)

What NFL Players Are Saying About “League of Denial”

Current players have begun to weigh on FRONTLINE's investigation into the NFL's concussion crisis. (read more »)

Did “League of Denial” Change the Way You Feel About Football?

We've heard from viewers across the country. Here's what they've told us. What do you think? (read more »)

Criminal Justice
Border Patrol Accused of Ongoing Abuses in Arizona

A new complaint alleges agents have used excessive force and misconduct -- and often stopped U.S. citizens -- on what are known as "roving patrols." (read more »)

Timeline: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

What did the NFL know and when did it know it? (read more »)

Inside the NFL’s Concussion Crisis – Live Chat Transcript

Join a live chat on "League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis" with producer Mike Wiser, reporters Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, Mike Webster's son Garrett, and guest questioner Richard Deitsch from "Sports Illustrated." You can leave a question now. (read more »)

Concussion Watch: NFL Head Injuries in Week 5

Week 5 of the NFL season saw at least six players removed from games because of possible head injuries. (read more »)

In Damage Control Mode, NFL Shied From Its Own Brain Research

In 2009, a leaked NFL study seemed to mark a game-changer in the concussion crisis -- until the league distanced itself from the research. (read more »)

The Autopsy That Changed Football

When Dr. Bennet Omalu found CTE in the brain of Steelers legend Mike Webster, he believed NFL doctors would want to know more. They didn't. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
Is This Supreme Court Case the Next ‘Citizens United’?

The case, McCutcheon v. FEC, would lift the limit on how much donors can give to parties, candidates and PACs. (read more »)

NFL Commissioner Highlights Safety Record In Letter To Fans

The letter, sent to roughly 10 million fans, comes one day after the release of two book excerpts detailing the NFL's checkered response to football's concussion crisis. (read more »)

How One Client’s Concussion Shook the Real “Jerry Maguire”

As an NFL super agent, Leigh Steinberg saw it all, especially when it came to injuries. But of all the hard hits he ever witnessed, there was one that especially frightened him: Troy Aikman's concussion. (read more »)

FRONTLINE Wins Seven News and Documentary Emmy Awards

Six FRONTLINE films and our 2012 fall preview reel won last night at the 34th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Executive Producer David Fanning received a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his decades-long commitment to journalism. (read more »)

“There is One More Out There Like Them”: A Survivor’s Story

After watching "Never Forget to Lie," a child Holocaust survivor recognizes that she is not alone. (read more »)

What Climate Change Skeptics Think About the UN Report

A new U.N. report says human impact on climate change is “clear,” it’s getting worse, and we’re too late to stop it. They disagree. (read more »)

Concussion Watch: NFL Head Injuries in Week 4

Week 4 of the NFL season saw at least five players removed from games because of possible head injuries, as well as an intriguing update on an injury from week 3. (read more »)



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