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FRONTLINE; Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

10/17/2013

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
Program Number

3114

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

"Nightmare bacteria." That's how the CDC describes a frightening new threat spreading quickly in hospitals, communities and across the globe. FRONTLINE reporter David Hoffman investigates the alarming rise of untreatable infections: from a young girl thrust onto life support in an Arizona hospital, to a young American infected in India who comes home to Seattle, and an uncontrollable outbreak at the nation's most prestigious hospital, where 18 patients were mysteriously infected and six died, despite frantic efforts to contain the killer bacteria. Fueled by decades of antibiotic overuse, the crisis has deepened as major drug companies, squeezed by Wall Street expectations, have abandoned the development of new antibiotics. Without swift action, the miracle age of antibiotics could be coming to an end.

A FRONTLINE Co-production with American University School of Communication’s Investigative Reporting Workshop

Duration

00:56:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria,” 10/17/2013, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A02B9AF418E14CF5BE4304746AE3F8F7.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria.” 10/17/2013. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A02B9AF418E14CF5BE4304746AE3F8F7>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A02B9AF418E14CF5BE4304746AE3F8F7
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