FRONTLINE investigates the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS. Correspondent Martin Smith, who made “Truth, War & Consequences,” “Beyond Baghdad,” “Private Warriors” and “Gangs of Iraq,” reports from Iraq on how the country began coming undone after the American withdrawal and what it means for the U.S. to be fighting there again.
How was the first long-lasting light bulb invented? Steven Johnson explains the life span of this innovation, from its conception as a seed of an idea to its birth as a fully-fledged working invention on How We Got to Now: Light.
The Kansas City Royals have stretched the World Series to the limit, forcing a seventh game by erupting Tuesday night for seven runs in the second inning of a 10-0 rout of the San Francisco Giants.
Story by Caitlin Cress, video by Lindsey Foat | The Hale Center for Journalism Pulsing rock music pounds in your ears. Something brushes your shoulder, and you flinch. A bloody, demented-looking teen in a bathrobe creeps in front of you, making unblinking eye contact. Lights flash, momentarily skewing your vision. A pigtailed girl next to you sobs ...Continue Reading
Making the rounds at a public housing complex in Kansas City, Kan., community health worker Rinzin Wangmo is greeted by cheery voices and faces. As she enters a home, the heavy aroma of chopped onions stings her nose, and she hurries up a short flight of stairs to escape the burn. After gently knocking on ...Continue Reading
The Independent Lens documentary Brakeless investigates what led the driver of a Japanese commuter train to accelerate perilously, causing a deadly crash. Piecing together personal accounts of those affected by the tragedy, Brakeless poses a question for a society that equates speed with progress: have the national virtues of punctuality and compliance become dangerous? Watch ...Continue Reading