Your Summer FRONTLINE Viewing List: Film 4

August 15, 2013
by Jason M. Breslow Digital Editor

We know there’s always a bunch of FRONTLINE films you meant to see, but somehow missed. Where to start catching up?

We went back through our archives to find the five films that resonated most with viewers this season. We looked at why you watched, what you liked and what you said about them. We’ll post one film every day this week — in no particular order.

Our first pick was Raising Adam LanzaOur second was The Retirement GambleNo. 3 was Life and Death in Assisted Living. Here’s No. 4:

The Untouchables

In a little less than a month, it will have been five years since the start of the global financial crisis. But as FRONTLINE reported in The Untouchables, nearly half a decade later, there have been no criminal prosecutions of any banks or senior Wall Street executives related to the sale of bad mortgages.

That struck a chord with many FRONTLINE viewers.

“This is one of the most important news stories in the past 5 years,” tweeted one viewer, Jose A. Villalobos. “@frontlinepbs again gives light to a subject being pushed into the dark,” tweeted viewer Mark Summerville.

If you missed The Untouchables, the full film is available below.

In order to foster a civil and literate discussion that respects all participants, FRONTLINE has the following guidelines for commentary. By submitting comments here, you are consenting to these rules:

Readers' comments that include profanity, obscenity, personal attacks, harassment, or are defamatory, sexist, racist, violate a third party's right to privacy, or are otherwise inappropriate, will be removed. Entries that are unsigned or are "signed" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. We reserve the right to not post comments that are more than 400 words. We will take steps to block users who repeatedly violate our commenting rules, terms of use, or privacy policies. You are fully responsible for your comments.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Support Provided By Learn more