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Shortages of Key Material Squeezes Medical Mask Manufacturing
Amid an N95 medical-grade mask shortage, manufacturers say the Trump administration took months to sign contracts with companies that make the crucial component inside these masks: meltblown textile.
September 10, 2020
Children in Poverty: By the Numbers
Children growing up in poverty were already dealing with difficult family circumstances when the coronavirus began spreading across the United States.
September 8, 2020
Watch FRONTLINE’s 5 Most-Streamed Documentaries of 2020 (So Far)
Looking for documentaries released in 2020 to binge-watch? We've got you covered.
September 4, 2020
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Growing Up Poor in America
The stories of three children and their families navigating poverty against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.
September 8, 2020
Appeals Court: Amazon Was “Pivotal” in the Sale of Exploding Battery
A California appeals court said this month that Amazon can be held liable for defective products sold on its marketplace. The company has vowed to appeal the decision.
August 25, 2020
“Deflect, Delay, Defer”: Decade of Pacific Gas & Electric Wildfire Safety Pushback Preceded Disasters
A FRONTLINE review of documents and hearings shows that Pacific Gas & Electric spent the better part of 10 years fiercely resisting calls for critical wildfire safety reforms.
August 18, 2020
She Has Cancer and Is High-Risk for COVID Complications. But Like Many Essential Farmworkers, She Can’t Stay Home
Sinthia Hernandez’s story helps reveal “COVID’s Hidden Toll” on workers maintaining America’s food supply, many of them undocumented immigrants.
July 21, 2020
“Opioids, Inc.”: 10 Key Takeaways From FRONTLINE and the Financial Times’ Insys Investigation
Plus, where to stream the "Opioids, Inc." documentary.
June 23, 2020
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
'A Slow Healing Process': Slammed By the Dairy Crisis, Shuttered By the Coronavirus, Small Towns Forge Ahead
The city of Loyal is in the heart of Wisconsin's dairy country. For years, it's been dealing with an ailing farm economy. Then COVID-19 hit the state.
Milwaukee PBS
June 10, 2020