We are headed toward a surveillance society. Today, technology allows for all our daily transactions to be tracked and all the intimate details of our lives to be electronically monitored. Artificial intelligence programs can sift through our data trail to make judgments about us or detect unusual behavior. The emerging technologies promise to make our world more efficient and more secure, but at what price?
Peter Jennings Reporting: No Place to Hide looks at cutting-edge surveillance technologies, and examines the challenge of balancing security and freedom in the digital age.
Tobacco is still the number one killer in our nation. But as Peter Jennings reveals in this critical examination of the ‘tobacco wars,’ not just tobacco companies are responsible – but also the government and prominent public health advocates who squandered an historic opportunity to settle with the industry, regulate tobacco, and save millions of lives.
Peter Jennings Reporting – From the Tobacco File: Stories of Betrayal and Neglect tells the story of a rare chance to reign in big tobacco at a time when the industry was under siege from government officials who wanted to regulate it and state Attorneys General who were suing it.
Peter Jennings Reporting – LAPD looks at what happens when the nation’s most famous police officer takes over the nation’s most infamous police department. The result is a complex tale about the struggle for power—from the top brass to the rank and file cops to the gang members who plague the streets of Los Angeles.
The incredible story of the prisoner uprising in northern Afghanistan that exploded into the war’s deadliest battle and led to the capture of the so-called American Taliban, John Walker Lindh.
What do we really know about the last days of the life of Jesus Christ and the development of Christianity? Peter Jennings Reporting – Jesus and Paul: The Word and The Witness, a three hour documentary, three years in the making, examines the origins of Christianity.
This program is a sequel to the two-hour special Peter Jennings Reporting – The Search for Jesus, which aired on ABC.
The rise of Ecstasy is a major event in drug history. In the 1990s Ecstasy seemed to come out of nowhere to join marijuana, cocaine and heroin as one of the four most widely used illegal drugs in the country. No other drug has ever spread so fast. Peter Jennings Reporting – Ecstasy Rising tells the definitive story of how an obscure compound, discovered in 1912 and all but forgotten for over 60 years, became the drug of choice for a generation.
Obesity is fast on its way to becoming the nation’s largest and most costly public health problem. While much of the public debate about obesity has focused on personal responsibility, Peter Jennings Reporting – How To Get Fat Without Really Trying reveals how federal government agricultural policies and food industry practices are contributing to America’s growing obesity epidemic.