FRONTLINE: The Child Cases DVD - AV Item

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The Child Cases - Correspondent A.C. Thompson unearths more than 20 child death cases in which people were jailed on medical evidence that was later found unreliable. Are death investigators being properly trained for child cases? And in Educating Sergeant Pantzke - Correspondent Martin Smith investigate for-profit colleges, and their aggressive recruitment of veterans. Are they making promises that they can't keep?

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Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Production Year: 2011
  • Country Of Origin: United States

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Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Production Year: 2011
  • Country Of Origin: United States

Description

  • This month FRONTLINE's monthly magazine program investigates -

    The Child Cases - When a child dies under suspicious circumstances, abuse is often suspected. That's what happened in the case of six-month-old Isis Vas, whose death was deemed "a clear-cut and classic" case of child abuse, sending a man named Ernie Lopez to prison for 60 years. But now a Texas judge has moved to overturn Lopez's conviction, and new questions are being asked about the quality of expert testimony in this and many other similar cases. In this joint investigation with ProPublica and NPR, FRONTLINE correspondent A.C. Thompson unearths more than 20 child death cases in which people were jailed on medical evidence - involving abuse, assault, and "shaken baby syndrome"--that was later found unreliable or flat-out wrong. Are death investigators being properly trained for child cases?

    Also in this magazine hour - Correspondent Martin Smith (College Inc.) continues to investigate for-profit colleges, this time focusing on their aggressive recruitment of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Are the for-profits making promises that they can't keep?

    This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)