Edward Loomis worked as an NSA cryptologist from 1964 to 2001. Prior to the 9/11 attacks, Loomis unsuccessfully lobbied the agency to adopt a sophisticated data-collection program -- nicknamed "ThinThread" -- to monitor foreign Internet traffic going through the United States. Loomis told FRONTLINE that had ThinThread been in place before 9/11, the attacks may have been averted.
Letrice Titus gives much needed support to a veteran. Letrice is an Army behavioral health specialist working at the Canandaigua VA Hospital receiving calls from the VA Veterans Crisis Line.
When NSA contractor Edward Snowden downloaded tens of thousands of top-secret documents from a highly secure government network, it led to the largest leak of classified information in history — and sparked a fierce debate over privacy, technology and democracy in the post-9/11 world. Now, in United States of Secrets, FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of how the U.S. government came to monitor and collect the communications of millions of people around the world—including ordinary Americans—and the lengths they went to trying to hide the massive surveillance program from the public. “This is…
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Steve takes an immersive journey into the complex world of online dating.
E.B. Wiltz is passionate about three things: good sausage, quality construction and creating better opportunities for young people in the urban core of Kansas City, Mo., through his organization Brother for Another. A construction worker by trade and Cajun by birth, Wiltz got the idea to work with a group of five young men to build a hot dog cart in hopes of giving them a hands-on learning experience and a chance to make some money selling Louisiana sausage. “I thought there are a lot of lessons to be extracted from building a cart,” Wiltz said. “I mean you have…
Coming Back with Wes Moore tells the story of best-selling author and U.S. army veteran Wes Moore's search for answers to some of the most difficult questions facing veterans returning from war. Moore’s journey, spurred by the suicide of one of his oldest friends and a fellow officer, takes him into the personal lives of different soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate into society.