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the frontline planner June 2010

Second Chances: Growing Up Online and Obama’s Deal

Airdate Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 9 p.m. (check local listings)

Growing Up Online

Watch it Online: http://www.pbs.org/frontline/kidsonline/

FRONTLINE looks at the impact of the Internet on adolescence through the eyes of teens and their parents. The film takes viewers into the private worlds kids are creating online -- from kids who are harassed and bullied, to kids who make social connections virtually when they have few friends at school, to those kids who attain instant celebrity on YouTube. FRONTLINE explores the complicated new lines being drawn between the real and virtual worlds for today's children and teens, and for their parents, who often find themselves on the other side of a new digital divide.

In the Classroom: How did cyberspace become your space? Students will do some investigative reporting to uncover the history and economics of MySpace. Now Available.

 

Airdate Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 9 p.m. (check local listings)

Obama’s Deal

Watch it Online: http://www.pbs.org/frontline/obamasdeal/

Barack Obama promised change. Then he took on one of Washington’s toughest issues: health care. During his first year in office, he found himself making one deal after another with Capitol Hill’s powerful insiders -- lobbyists and influential members of Congress. He angered his political base, watched his popularity sink, and nearly failed to pass the bill. In Obama’s Deal, FRONTLINE follows the story of the president’s historic victory and offers the first in-depth look at how the Obama administration operates. FRONTLINE provides a sobering view inside Obama’s deals and reveals the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups, and the role of money in policy

In the Classroom: Students will identify key steps in the legislative process where interested parties can have influence on how a bill is shaped. Now Available.

New Guides Available: The Quake and Flying Cheap

Original Airdate March 9, 2010 (check local listings)

The Quake

Watch Now Online: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/haiti/

On Jan. 12, 2010, Haiti was leveled by one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history. Those responsible for handling the catastrophe, including the Haitian state and the United Nations, were crippled by the magnitude of the disaster and struggled to respond. In the confused aftermath, survivors were left without food, water or shelter. FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith and team arrived in Port-au-Prince within days, and in this powerful report, bear witness to the disaster and the ill-coordinated relief efforts in the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Drawing on interviews with key officials and humanitarian experts from Port-au-Prince to New York, The Quake asks, can the world do better? And how?

In the Classroom: Students will examine the economic and political interdependence among countries, and analyze the role of relief organizations in delivering aid when disaster strikes. Now Available.

 

Original Airdate Feb. 9, 2010 (check local listings)

Flying Cheap

Watch Now Online: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/flyingcheap/

One year after the deadliest domestic airline accident in seven years, FRONTLINE investigates the crash of Continental 3407 in Buffalo, NY, and discovers a dramatically changed airline industry, where regional carriers now account for half of the nation's daily departures. The rise of the regionals and arrival of low-cost carriers have been a huge boon to consumers, and the industry insists that the skies remain safe. But many insiders are worried that now, 30 years after airline deregulation, the aviation system is being stretched beyond its capacity to deliver service that is both cheap and safe.

In the Classroom: Students will explore the airline industry’s common practice of outsourcing flights to regional airlines, then simulate a simplified process that the Federal Aviation Administration could use to develop safety recommendations. Now Available.

June 2010 Listings

Each FRONTLINE is 60 minutes unless otherwise noted.

Airdate Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 9 p.m.(check local listings)

Growing Up Online

Watch Now Online: http://www.pbs.org/frontline/kidsonline/

FRONTLINE looks at the impact of the Internet on adolescence through the eyes of teens and their parents. The film takes viewers into the private worlds kids are creating online -- from kids who are harassed and bullied, to kids who make social connections virtually when they have few friends at school, to those kids who attain instant celebrity on YouTube. FRONTLINE explores the complicated new lines being drawn between the real and virtual worlds for today's children and teens, and for their parents, who often find themselves on the other side of a new digital divide.


Airdate Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 9 p.m. (check local listings)

Obama’s Deal

Watch Now Online: http://www.pbs.org/frontline/obamasdeal/

Barack Obama promised change. Then he took on one of Washington's toughest issues: health care. During his first year in office, he found himself making one deal after another with Capitol Hill's powerful insiders -- lobbyists and influential members of Congress. He angered his political base, watched his popularity sink, and nearly failed to pass the bill. In Obama’s Deal, FRONTLINE follows the story of the president's historic victory and offers the first in-depth look at how the Obama administration operates. FRONTLINE provides a sobering view inside Obama's deals and reveals the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups, and the role of money in policy making.


Airdate Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 9 p.m. (check local listings)

The Suicide Tourist

Coming Soon: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/suicidetourist/

Do we have the right to end our lives if life itself becomes unbearable, or when we enter the late-stages of painful, terminal illness? The questions, debated for centuries, have only grown more pressing in recent years as medical technology has allowed us to live longer lives, and several U.S. states have legalized physician-assisted suicide. With unique access to Dignitas, the Swiss non-profit that has helped over one thousand people die since 1998, Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Zaritsky offers a revealing look at a couple facing the most difficult decision of their lives -- and lets us see for ourselves as one Chicago native makes the trip to Switzerland for what will become the last day of his life.


Airdate, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 9 p.m. (check local listings)

Troubled Waters

FRONTLINE/World investigates one of its own stories, “The Play Pump,” which promised to use a merry-go-round and the power of children to help meet the dire need for fresh water in southern Africa. After FRONTLINE/World first aired the story in 2005, major donors in the United States -- and the U.S. government itself -- launched a multimillion-dollar campaign to install the device in thousands of African schools and villages. Now, correspondent Amy Costello investigates what happened to those communities, as the promise of the PlayPump fell short and the device’s biggest American boosters began to back away from a technology they had once championed. Also in this hour: Adam Davidson of NPR's Planet Money team looks at a new idea in post-disaster relief being tried out in Haiti, and a profile of a painter who travels to the remote jungles of West Papua in search of the “clever bird. ”

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