Coming in March on FRONTLINE

March 4, 2014
by Patrice Taddonio Digital Writer & Audience Development Strategist

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From an award-winning investigation of rape and sexual assault in America’s farms, fields and factories, to a close and deeply personal look at the rise of drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis, here’s what’s coming up next on FRONTLINE.

March 18: Rape in the Fields (Encore Presentation)

For many undocumented women working in America’s farms, fields and factories, sexual assault — and even rape — is part of the job.

It’s a hidden reality that’s revealed in Rape in the Fields — a 2013 collaborative investigation from FRONTLINE, the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and the Spanish-language network Univision that was recently honored with the 2014 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcast and digital news.

“These women live in fear, but they were willing to go on camera to tell their stories at great personal risk,” says FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman. “They didn’t want to see it happening to other women.”

March 25: TB Silent Killer

Tuberculosis was once thought to be a disease of the past. But with virulent new drug-resistant strains emerging faster than ever, and outbreaks taking place across the world (including in the U.S. and Europe), TB — passed simply by a cough or a sneeze — is the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease on the planet.

In TB Silent Killer, a special 90-minute FRONTLINE documentary premiering during World TB Awareness Month, filmmaker Jezza Neumann (Poor Kids) travels to Swaziland, the country with the world’s highest incidence of TB. With startling intimacy and emotion, TB Silent Killer delivers an unforgettable portrait of the people at this pandemic’s epicenter — and the threats they’re facing simply by living their daily lives.

“The fact is, we cannot choose the air we breathe,” a nurse working in Swaziland tells FRONTLINE. “And hence, anyone can get TB.”

For air times, check your local PBS listings.

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