The following streaming videos from the PBS documentary series Frontline have been added to Olson Library’s Voyager catalog:
Top Secret America: “Top Secret America” is a project nearly two years in the making that describes the huge national security buildup in the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. When it comes to national security, all too often no expense is spared and few questions are asked–with the result an enterprise so massive that nobody in government has a full understanding of it. It is, as Dana Priest and William M. Arkin have found, ubiquitous, often inefficient and mostly invisible to the people it is meant to protect and who fund it.
The Atomic Artist: How one group of artists is challenging Japan’s unusually strong faith in nuclear power.
Doctor Hotspot: Dr. Jeffrey Brenner is a local physician who some believe might have the model to solve one of America’s most intractable problems: lowering the cost of health care. While analyzing medical billing data in Camden, N.J., he mapped out “hot spots” of the impoverished city’s high-cost patients. By targeting unique care — including home visits and social workers — at the city’s most costly patients, he developed a program that he argues has both lowered health care costs and provided better care in Camden.
Pot Republic: Inside the country’s oldest, largest, and most wide-open marijuana market: California.
Wikileaks: It’s the biggest intelligence breach in U.S. history: the leaking of more than half-a-million classified documents on the Wikileaks website in the spring of 2010. Behind it all stand two very different men: Julian Assange, the Internet activist and hacker who published the documents and an Army intelligence analyst named Bradley E. Manning, who’s currently charged with handing them over. Assange’s mission is to force the US and other governments into transparency with his whistle-blowing website.