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Iraq … on the brink?

So, just how troubling is the Iraq crisis? Quite. Frontline’s coverage of the turmoil in the Middle East makes an important note. The battle for Syria has spilled across the border into Iraq. Indeed, the militants who have overrun Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, are tied directly to those who are fighting in the Syrian conflict […]

Students, athletes or both?

Ed O’Bannon is suing the NCAA because, says the former college basketball star, the governing collegiate athletic body has short-changed athletes who are responsible for colleges and universities earning the kinds of revenue they earn. O’Bannon’s lawsuit has evolved into a class-action suit involving many former student-athletes — students who happen to be gifted at […]

Frontline goes to the battlefield

You might want to prepare yourself for some intense documentary programming Tuesday night. Frontline is airing a new special, to be broadcast at 9 p.m. on Panhandle PBS, that examines two of the world’s hottest flashpoints. It’s called “Battle Zones: Ukraine & Syria,” and it goes inside the fights raging in those two shattered countries. […]

The walls have ears … really

Do you think you can say things out of earshot? Maybe you can. Maybe you cannot. If you think you can, then perhaps you need to tune in to a two-part Frontline special set to air May 13 and May 20 on Panhandle PBS. It might persuade you to perhaps be a bit more circumspect […]

‘Solitary’ not for faint-hearted

I’ll need to stipulate something off the top: I’ve never been imprisoned, let alone locked up in a prison cell all by myself for any length of time. However, I do have a tiny sense of what it is like to be tossed into an “administrative segregation” cell. Frontline looks at the practice of solitary […]

North Korea in the news … again

North Korea is rattling its sabers once more, trying to make sure its neighbors in South Korea hear them. That brings us to Frontline’s planned re-airing of a special on the secrecy surrounding one of the world’s most mysterious nations. http://video.kacvtv.org/video/2365155890/ “The Secret State of North Korea” airs Tuesday night at 9 on Panhandle PBS. […]

‘Rape in the Fields’ to air once more

On June 25, 2013, Frontline — the award-winning PBS documentary series — broadcasted a chilling special on the plight of undocumented female immigrants who are brutalized by their employers. They are raped and then warned by their employers to keep quiet about it. At stake is their safety from immigration officials who would deport them […]