This Tuesday night, March 30th, America's top TV news documentary series, PBS-TV's "Frontline", will air an expose' and analysis of the global response to Haiti's disastrous earthquake -- by far the worst human catastrophe in the history of the Western Hemisphere. The show appears on most public-TV stations across the United States, Tuesday evening -- and on some channels at other times and days also..
Opening with never-before-seen video of the moments right after the quake, this special will not only report on the fumbling, chaotic, fatally tardy global disaster-response -- and Haiti's own incompetent and impotent public response -- but also analyzes Haiti's situation, pointing towards possible solutions, not only short-term, but long-term.
As is customary with Frontline, it will include interviews with some of the most important people affecting the event -- including former U.S. President Bill Clinton (now the U.N. Envoy to Haiti), his wife, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the legendary, globally respected Haiti relief expert, Dr. Paul Farmer, Deputy U.N. Envoy to Haiti.
PBS Frontline has long held the highest level of respect (and the most documentary awards) among America's news programs -- for its willingness to ask tough questions of the most powerful people in America, and the world, and its presentation of honest, balanced, supremely clear and deeply probing documentaries about the biggest news events and issues of our time.
Many serious hard-news American journalists simply refer to Frontline as the best program on television. This episode should provide solid perspective on the Haitian crisis.