1. Abdul-Ahad has covered conflicts in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq for the last nine years — and he says he hasn’t seen such disorder and violence since reporting on Fallujah during the Iraq War in 2004. “In other conflicts, you meet people and then you hear they died after a few weeks, months, years,” he says. “In Syria, you meet someone in the morning and they die at the end of the day. As one of the officers was saying: ‘The only thing we have plenty of to spend is men.’”
- Journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad Examines Chaotic Fighting In Syria. He reported for tonight’s PBS Frontline documentary, The Battle for Syria. View in High-Res

    Abdul-Ahad has covered conflicts in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq for the last nine years — and he says he hasn’t seen such disorder and violence since reporting on Fallujah during the Iraq War in 2004. “In other conflicts, you meet people and then you hear they died after a few weeks, months, years,” he says. “In Syria, you meet someone in the morning and they die at the end of the day. As one of the officers was saying: ‘The only thing we have plenty of to spend is men.’”

    - Journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad Examines Chaotic Fighting In Syria. He reported for tonight’s PBS Frontline documentary, The Battle for Syria.

  2. The Battle for Syria

    Fresh Air

    Frontline

  1. Every nine and a half minutes, somewhere in America, someone is infected with HIV. Half of them are black.

    — Today: why AIDS/HIV is so much worse in the black community. [Get tested]

  2. aids

    public health

    race

    frontline

  1. They began to show pictures of him in his underwear — any pictures they could find of him being somewhat compromising — talking about him being a member of Parliament, being gay, etc. And leaning on him, and, he thought for a while, endangering his political career.

    — 

    Labour MP Chris Bryant was publicly outed in The Sun, soon after he questioned an editor at The Sun about bribing police officers.

    On today’s Fresh Air, investigative reporter Lowell Bergman talks about the ongoing scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s tabloids in the UK. His new Frontline documentary profiles the people who uncovered information about the scandal — and the price they paid for bringing information to light.

  2. rupert murdoch

    news of the world

    lowell bergman

    frontline

    documentary

  1. It’s our understanding, both from the public record and testimony that’s taken place in a public inquiry, that bribery by the Murdoch tabloids was endemic for decades. This was not a practice that emerged in the early 1990s, especially as it relates to the police.

    — On today’s Fresh Air: Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergman’s new documentary details how the Murdoch story broke — and profiles the people who uncovered information about the scandal.

  2. lowell bergman

    frontline

    rupert murdoch

  1. Some of the workers we spoke to were just horrified when they realized what they were going to have to do. They were going to have to release radiation into the atmosphere. This is like the number one rule of running a nuclear power plant: you don’t do that. But the alternative was much, much worse: the alternative [was] a nuclear reactor potentially exploding, showering nuclear fuel over the area, which would be much, much worse.

    — One year later: interviewing the workers who stayed behind at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

  2. japan

    fukushima

    dan edge

    frontline

  1. One Year Later, Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown View in High-Res

    One Year Later, Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

  2. fukushima

    japan

    pbs

    frontline

    dan edge

  1. Ameena Matthews, a violence interrupter with the Chicago organization  CeaseFire, mediates disputes to prevent gang violence from escalating. She’s one of the people profiled in the documentary The Interrupters, which will air on Frontline later this week. View in High-Res

    Ameena Matthews, a violence interrupter with the Chicago organization CeaseFire, mediates disputes to prevent gang violence from escalating. She’s one of the people profiled in the documentary The Interrupters, which will air on Frontline later this week.

  2. Ameena Matthews

    ceasefire

    frontline

    the interrupters

    pbs

  1. On today’s Fresh Air, we talk to ProPublica/Frontline reporter Sebastian Rotella about the American behind the 2008 Attack on Mumbai View in High-Res

    On today’s Fresh Air, we talk to ProPublica/Frontline reporter Sebastian Rotella about the American behind the 2008 Attack on Mumbai

  2. mumbai

    terrorism

    david coleman headley

    propublica

    frontline

  1. Harry Markopolos’ 2005 memo to the SEC detailing more than two dozen red flags about Bernie Madoff. Madoff was arrested in December 2008.

    Casey tells FRONTLINE that Markpolos’s analogy was, “a baseball player would have to be hitting .925 straight for 10 years in a row. Would you bet on a player like that, that he wasn’t doing something illegal?”

  2. bernie madoff

    frontline

    pbs

    hedge fund

  1. Journalist Charles Sennott, on the impact of the Egyptian revolution: "This was one of the really exciting and  beautiful aspects of this revolution, to see young people within  Egyptian society coming together from a lot of different walks of life. The 30-year truth of the regime of Mubarak was that he made  sure that never happened. He kept people divided. There was a concerted  attempt not to allow people to pull together like that. And I think  [those in Tahrir Square] were thrilled and energized by that and you  could feel it." View in High-Res

    Journalist Charles Sennott, on the impact of the Egyptian revolution: "This was one of the really exciting and beautiful aspects of this revolution, to see young people within Egyptian society coming together from a lot of different walks of life. The 30-year truth of the regime of Mubarak was that he made sure that never happened. He kept people divided. There was a concerted attempt not to allow people to pull together like that. And I think [those in Tahrir Square] were thrilled and energized by that and you could feel it."

  2. egypt

    charles sennott

    frontline

    pbs

    muslim brotherhood

  1. Dispatch from today’s guest, Charles Sennott, last Friday in Cairo.

    To be there on the ground to see history unfold was the most exciting and thrilling story I have ever covered in 25 years of reporting.

  2. charles sennott

    frontline

    cairo

    fresh air

    egypt

  1. In detective novels and television crime dramas like CSI the  nation’s morgues are staffed by highly trained medical professionals  equipped with the most sophisticated tools of 21st-century science.  Operating at the nexus of medicine and criminal justice, these death  detectives thoroughly investigate each and every suspicious fatality.
The reality, though, is far different. In a joint reporting effort, ProPublica, PBS Frontline and  NPR spent a year looking at the nation’s 2,300 coroner and medical  examiner offices and found a deeply dysfunctional system that quite  literally buries its mistakes. View in High-Res

    In detective novels and television crime dramas like CSI the nation’s morgues are staffed by highly trained medical professionals equipped with the most sophisticated tools of 21st-century science. Operating at the nexus of medicine and criminal justice, these death detectives thoroughly investigate each and every suspicious fatality.

    The reality, though, is far different. In a joint reporting effort, ProPublica, PBS Frontline and NPR spent a year looking at the nation’s 2,300 coroner and medical examiner offices and found a deeply dysfunctional system that quite literally buries its mistakes.

  2. propublica

    frontline

    npr

    medical examiners