Business & Economics

New! Ten Years After the Global Financial Crisis, the System Is Safer: A Debate 80 min.

In 2008, the giant investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, fueling a severe, worldwide financial crisis. In the United States, the stock market plummeted, unemployment soared, and the economy plunged into recession. Many other countries faced a similar fate, and it took years for the global economy to recover. To prevent a similar crisis from recurring, Congress enacted numerous laws to regulat...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Unresolved: The Techonomic Cold War With China: A Debate 84 min.

Chinese president Xi Jinping has made it clear: When it comes to big data, advanced weaponry, and other innovations in technology and economic planning, China aims to surpass the United States as the world’s next techonomic superpower. But between its trade war with the United States, its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, and an array of domestic challenges, are China’s goals outpacing its capac...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley 119 min.

Academy Award winner Alex Gibney directs a documentary investigating the rise and fall of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar healthcare company founded by Elizabeth Holmes. In 2004, Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford to start a company that was going to revolutionize healthcare. In 2014, Theranos was valued at $9 billion, making Holmes, who was touted as “the next Steve Jobs,” the yo...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Silicon Valley Has Lost Its Soul: A Debate 65 min.

Silicon Valley once promised to solve many of the world’s problems with a technological revolution. But now, the tech hub is the center of much scrutiny, and for many, that scrutiny is warranted. From privacy violations to flawed business models to a lack of diversity and representation, Silicon Valley has seemingly betrayed its idealism and commitment to openness and progress. And though tech gia...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! The Facebook Dilemma: Part 1 54 min.

Frontline examines early warnings about Facebook’s impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world. Dozens of original interviews and rare footage show how the company faced claims of misuse while becoming an unprecedented global power.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! The Facebook Dilemma: Part 2 54 min.

Frontline examines Facebook’s response to charges of promoting “fake news” and disrupting American politics. Dozens of interviews and rare footage show the company’s role in sowing division worldwide and the challenges facing the powerful social media platform.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Left Behind America 54 min.

Frontline and ProPublica report on the economic and social forces shaping Dayton, Ohio, a once-booming city where nearly 35 percent now live in poverty. This program tells intimate stories of one Rust Belt city's struggle to recover in the post-recession economy.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Food Fight: Inside the Battle for Market Basket 108 min.

In the summer of 2014, a firestorm within a New England supermarket chain sparked a corporate drama that Esquire called "the last stand for the middle class." Food Fight is the story of the battle to save Market Basket—and about the power of ordinary, passionate people to rewrite corporate history.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria: 'We're American, Too, Why Don't They Help?' 10 min.

More than six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from the devastation. Thousands of homes and businesses have no electricity and are waiting for insurance payouts. Frontline services are being denied aid, forcing many to close down. As U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans say Donald Trump and his government have done little to help. As a new hurricane season looms, lo...

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Carmen Yulín Cruz 26 min.

No one looks for a disaster to cement their own legacy. But when Puerto Rico was slammed by a catastrophic hurricane and the US Government was slow to respond, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan stood up and fought back. Watch as she goes from humble civic leader to become the heroic voice of her struggling island and the Puerto Rican people.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018