Posts tagged 'PBS'
Citing our October film Lost in Detention, 30 members of Congress are pressing the Government Accountability Office to look into the issue of sexual abuse at immigration detention centers:
… This review should include facilities run by the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), private facilities under contract with ICE to hold immigration detainees, and those public facilities (like county jails) also under contract with ICE. Additionally, please identify what steps DHS is taking to rectify the problem and suggest any actions it needs to consider in order to ensure that sexual abuse does not continue to plague the immigration detention system.
This is probably one of the most challenging and exciting times in the recent history of journalism.
While news organizations continue to struggle to find a sustainable business model, new investigative journalism organizations are popping up all over the country, creating some of the most interesting and groundbreaking journalism.
Our parnterhsip with PBS Frontline produced the documentary "Flying Cheap," which premiered in February and was recently re-broadcast. The investigation looks at a growing trend in the airline industry: major airlines using regional airlines to help keep fares low, but failing to oversee regional airlines' safety, maintenance and training.
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The debut Workshop/PBS FRONTLINE investigative documentary "Flying Cheap" is re-airing nationwide on PBS 9 p.m. tonight (check your local listings).
One of the highest rated shows of the season, "Flying Cheap" received kudos from media critics across the country.
We definitely struck a chord with "Flying Cheap" and are now working on a follow-up special that will probe the section of the industry that works on the planes before they take off - airline maintenance - and in particular, the trend toward outsourcing both domestically and abroad.
In our effort to educate ourselves about the many changes in the airline ...