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Evictions and the Pandemic
How did a federal ban on evictions and billions of dollars in rental assistance play out during the economic turmoil of the pandemic? A conversation with “Facing Eviction” filmmaker Bonnie Bertram.
October 7, 2022
How Moratoriums & Rental Assistance Impacted Evictions in the U.S. During COVID-19
Rental assistance and eviction moratoriums helped more than a million households avoid losing their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as protections expire and funds deplete, evictions are once again approaching pre-pandemic levels.
July 26, 2022
‘Wherever I Am Is Her Home’: A Mother and Her Young Daughter Navigate Eviction
Amid the COVID pandemic, Alexys Hatcher lost her job and then her home — despite a federal moratorium on evictions. Meet Hatcher and her young daughter in a scene from FRONTLINE and Retro Report’s new documentary, ‘Facing Eviction.’
July 26, 2022
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Facing Eviction
Families struggle to keep their homes during the pandemic, despite a federal ban on evictions.
July 26, 2022
The U.S. COVID Death Toll Has Passed 1 Million. These Documentaries Offer Context.
These 14 FRONTLINE documentaries, all available to stream, examine the national and global toll of the coronavirus.
May 5, 2022
Texas Slow to Adopt Potential Solutions to Keep Rural Hospitals Open
The hospital in Stamford, Texas, closed in 2018, making it one of 24 rural hospitals to close in the state since 2005. This closure left nearly 3,000 residents without immediate access to healthcare.
The Texas Newsroom
January 19, 2022
What Happened To Poverty in America in 2021
When it comes to tracking how poverty impacts American families with children — a subject documented in 2017's 'Poor Kids' and 2020's 'Growing Up Poor in America' — estimates for 2021 reveal something noteworthy.
December 22, 2021
Watch 2021’s 10 Most-Streamed New FRONTLINE Documentaries
As another tumultuous year winds down, explore the 10 most-streamed FRONTLINE documentaries released in 2021.
December 21, 2021
The Federal Reserve’s Big Experiment
As the U.S. Federal Reserve and its chair, Jerome Powell, confront concerns over inflation and the impact of the Fed’s pandemic-era policies, we take a deep dive into the country’s central bank, which financial journalist Dion Rabouin calls “the most powerful and least understood institution in the country.”
November 11, 2021
No Taper Tantrum & Other Recent Federal Reserve News, Explained
To make sense of it all, here’s a closer look at news that has broken since the FRONTLINE documentary "The Power of the Fed" first aired in July 2021 and what it means.
November 10, 2021
An ‘Epic Mistake’? Former NY Fed Exec Worries About Federal Reserve’s Ongoing COVID Response
A new documentary investigates the latest chapter in an economic experiment that has staved off financial collapse — but also has had unintended consequences, according to critics.
July 13, 2021
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The Power of the Fed
As the U.S. Federal Reserve continues to pump billions of dollars into the financial system daily, who is benefiting and at what cost?
July 13, 2021