POV: Fallen City
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A West Coast hospital company has agreed to acquire two hospitals and other related facilities as part of a deal with Kansas City, Mo.-based Carondelet Health, the parties announced Monday. The buyer is Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services, which has signed a letter of intent that includes the acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center in south Kansas City and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs. Carondelet Health is part of Ascension, of St. Louis, the nation’s largest nonprofit Catholic health system. A news release said that three Carondelet Health…
In this excerpt from FRONTLINE’s "Losing Iraq," Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) discusses putting Sunni insurgents on the U.S. payroll in 2007 — a move he says he initiated without getting approval from the president. FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq: What went wrong? How did we get here? And what happens now? Losing Iraq, a special 90-minute report on the war we left behind.
POV: Fallen City VIDEO
In today’s go-go China, an old city completely destroyed by a devastating earthquake can be rebuilt — boasting new and improved civic amenities — in an astoundingly quick two years. But, as Fallen City reveals, the journey from the ruined old city of Beichuan to the new Beichuan nearby is long and heartbreaking for the survivors. Three families struggle with loss — most strikingly the loss of children and grandchildren — and feelings of loneliness, fear and dislocation that no amount of propaganda can disguise. First-time director Qi Zhao offers…