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Brian Epstein


Crossing the line at the border: Award-winning reporting

“Crossing the line at the border,” reported with Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, has won the Jack R. Howard Award for in-depth television coverage from the Scripps Howard Foundation.


Video: Save USA

April 15 is just around the corner, and millions across the country are scrambling to get their taxes paid. But tax season may also offer a unique opportunity for some low-income Americans. “Save USA” is a program created by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and funded by federal, state and private dollars. The idea? […]


Video: Outlawed in Arizona

Need to Know travels to Tucson, Arizona, to report on a long-running dispute over a Mexican-American studies program. Supporters say the program has helped at-risk students improve their test scores and graduate high school, while opponents contend it encourages anti-American sentiment and subversive thinking.


Video: Building bridges

Across the industrialized world in places like China and Germany, high-speed railroads and gleaming new airports. And here in the United States? According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, we have infrastructure so outdated that it will take some $2.2 trillion dollars to fix.


Video: Need to Know, October 5, 2012: Main Street, Pueblo, Colo.

We travel to Pueblo, Colorado to assess the mood along Main Street in a once-thriving steel town that now depends on the global economy.


Video: Crossing the line, part 2

Correspondent John Larson investigates stories of abuse and sexual assault at the border.


Video: It’s not easy being green

Need to Know correspondent Mona Iskander updates her report from Greenville, Mich., about a town that tried to reinvent itself by bringing in a solar-panel manufacturing company.


Video: Update: Crossing the line

An update to last week’s investigation into the death of an illegal immigrant a short time after he had been beaten and tased by U.S. border agents, an event captured on videotape.


Video: Pasarse de la raya en la frontera (Crossing the line at the border)

En colaboracion con el Fondo Investigativo del Nation Institute, Need to Know investiga si los agentes fronterizos de Estados Unidos utilizaron fuerza excesiva para reducir la inmigracion ilegal.