Tom Jennings

Tom Jennings has been producing for FRONTLINE since 2009, when he first collaborated with the investigative news group ProPublica. His resulting film, Law and Disorder, about police shootings of civilians during the week after Katrina, won the prestigious George Polk Award for television reporting and was nominated for an Emmy Award. Jennings subsequently produced Doctor Hotspot(2012) and Being Mortal (2015) with New Yorker writer Atul Gawande and the Emmy-nominatedA Perfect Terrorist (2011), and its sequel American Terrorist (2015) again with ProPublica. He was a producer for Rain Media on the 2012 landmark economy miniseries, Money, Power & Wall Street, which also won a George Polk Award.

Jennings has also won two national Emmy Awards, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and three Writers Guild of America Awards.

Jennings also teaches documentary writing and development at NYU's Tisch School.

Opioids, Bribery And Wall Street: The Inside Story Of A Disgraced Drugmaker
Executives from Insys, the maker of Subsys, became the first pharmaceutical bosses to be handed prison time for their role in America’s opioid epidemic.
June 18, 2020
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Opioids, Inc.
The story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud.
June 23, 2020
Insys Executives Are Sentenced to Prison Time, Putting Opioid Makers On Notice
John Kapoor, the founder of the drugmaker Insys, was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for masterminding a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a dangerous painkiller.
January 23, 2020
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Right to Fail
FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate New York's effort to let those with severe mental illnesses live on their own.
February 26, 2019
'I Want to Live Like a Human Being': Where New York Fails Its Mentally Ill
FRONTLINE and ProPublica identified more than two dozen cases in which people with mental illness living in supported housing were not able to care for themselves, leaving them in unsafe or inhumane living conditions.
December 6, 2018
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American Terrorist
How secret electronic surveillance missed catching the Mumbai plotters -- and how American-born David Coleman Headley planned another Charlie Hebdo-like assault against a Danish newspaper.
April 21, 2015
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Being Mortal
FRONTLINE follows renowned writer and surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life.
February 10, 2015
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A Perfect Terrorist
FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the mysterious circumstances behind David Headley's rise from heroin dealer and U.S. government informant to plotter of the 2008 attack on Mumbai.
November 22, 2011
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Doctor Hotspot
The story of a New Jersey doctor who seeks out his community's sickest -- and most expensive -- patients.
July 26, 2011
Trial Testimony Reveals Mindset of Confessed Mumbai Terrorist
During five days as the star witness in a federal terrorism trial in Chicago, David Coleman Headley revealed details of what he described as his links to both Pakistan's intelligence service -- the ISI -- and the terrorist organization Lashkar-i-Taiba.
June 6, 2011
Confessed American Terrorist Details Plans for Chilling Plot
David Coleman Headley, an American who has confessed to helping plan the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, told a court that he plotted a similar attack against a Danish newspaper with the support of a Pakistani terror group and the country’s intelligence agency, the ISI.
May 24, 2011
David Coleman Headley: The Perfect Terrorist?
The man tapped to scout targets for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks -- a slaughter that left 166 people dead, including six Americans -- had the basics required by Lashkar-i-Taiba, the Islamic militant group he joined in 2002. But he also offered something his brothers in the cause couldn't: a U.S. passport.
May 22, 2011