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FRONTLINE; League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis, Part 1

09/26/2014

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis, Part 1
Program Number

3202

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

The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America's indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players and a host of scientists claim the league has covered up how football inflicted long-term brain injuries on many players. In this special investigation, FRONTLINE and prize-winning journalists Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada of ESPN reveal the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries, drawn from their forthcoming book League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth (Crown Archetype, October 2013). What did the NFL know and when did it know it? What's the truth about the risks to players? What can be done? The FRONTLINE investigation details how, for years, the league denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that the violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to an alarming incidence of early onset dementia, catastrophic brain damage, death, and other devastating consequences for some of football's all-time greats.

A FRONTLINE production with Kirk Documentary Group, Ltd.

Duration

01:26:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis, Part 1,” 09/26/2014, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B1AE29226D8A4DCBBFA27AB113AF9585.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis, Part 1.” 09/26/2014. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B1AE29226D8A4DCBBFA27AB113AF9585>.
APA: FRONTLINE; League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis, Part 1. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B1AE29226D8A4DCBBFA27AB113AF9585
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