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FRONTLINE; Meth Epidemic, The

03/15/2006

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Meth Epidemic, The
Program Number

2407G4

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

Speed. Meth. Glass. On the street, methamphetamine has many names. What started as a fad among motorcycle gangs in the 1970s has become big business, largely due to the efforts of two Mexican drug runners who began smuggling ephedrine -- the same chemical used to make over-the-counter cold remedies -- into California by the ton. Hundreds of illegal meth labs are now operating in the western United States, and the effects are sweeping the nation. From coast to coast, meth abuse is on the rise, but who's responsible? Is the government doing enough to crack down on this latest drug craze? In a reporting partnership with The Oregonian, FRONTLINE investigates America's addiction to meth and exposes the inherent conflict between the illegal drug trade and the legitimate three-billion-dollar cold remedy business.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Meth Epidemic, The,” 03/15/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8FF20FEBF2364948806CAAD5462D3B2C.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Meth Epidemic, The.” 03/15/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8FF20FEBF2364948806CAAD5462D3B2C>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Meth Epidemic, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8FF20FEBF2364948806CAAD5462D3B2C
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