Business of Disaster

Episode: When disaster strikes, who profits? FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the Business of Disaster, focusing on the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy: the thousands still not home, the agencies that were supposed to help and the companies that made millions.

Air Date 5/23/16

Upcoming Air Dates
  • #3411 — Business of Disaster |
    Friday, May 27 at 9pm TPT LIFE
  • #3411 — Business of Disaster |
    Saturday, May 28 at 3am TPT LIFE
  • #3405 — The Fantasy Sports Gamble |
    Tuesday, May 31 at 9pm TPT 2
  • #3405 — The Fantasy Sports Gamble |
    Wednesday, Jun 1 at 3am TPT 2
  • #3205 — To Catch A Trader |
    Friday, Jun 17 at 9pm TPT LIFE
  • #3205 — To Catch A Trader
    In just over two decades, Steven A. Cohen has amassed a gigantic fortune: a sprawling 35,000-square-foot mansion on Connecticut's gold coast; a $62-million beach house in the Hamptons, and several New York apartments, including a $115-million midtown duplex -- all of them furnished with some of the world's most expensive art. How did he do it? From small-time options trader to King of Wall Street hedge fund managers, FRONTLINE investigates Cohen and his company, SAC Capital, and other Wall Street characters with never-before-seen video and incriminating FBI wiretaps. The film is a crime drama with a cast of colorful characters: from cheating traders with their "Mr. Whisper" sources to some of the most respected figures in American business. To date, the government has convicted 76 people of securities fraud and conspiracy. Will Cohen be the next to fall? FRONTLINE tracks an ongoing seven-year investigation into the largest insider trading scandal in U.S. history.
    Friday, Jun 17 at 9pm TPT LIFE
    Saturday, Jun 18 at 3am TPT LIFE
  • #3306 — Being Mortal
    FRONTLINE teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, Being Mortal, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors - including Gawande himself - struggle to talk honestly and openly with their dying patients.
    Tuesday, Jun 21 at 9pm TPT 2
    Wednesday, Jun 22 at 3am TPT 2
    Friday, Jun 24 at 9pm TPT LIFE
    Saturday, Jun 25 at 3am TPT LIFE
  • #3405 — The Fantasy Sports Gamble
    See an investigation with the New York Times into fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad.
    Tuesday, May 31 at 9pm TPT 2
    Wednesday, Jun 1 at 3am TPT 2
  • #3411 — Business of Disaster
    Disasters are big business. Follow an investigation with NPR into who profits when disaster strikes. The film focuses on Superstorm Sandy: the thousands still not home, the agencies that were supposed to help and the companies that made millions.
    Friday, May 27 at 9pm TPT LIFE
    Saturday, May 28 at 3am TPT LIFE
  • #3412 — Policing The Police
    Step inside the Newark Police Department - one of many troubled forces ordered to reform. Writer and historian Jelani Cobb examines allegations of police abuses and the challenge of fixing a broken relationship with the community.
    Tuesday, Jun 28 at 9pm TPT 2
    Wednesday, Jun 29 at 3am TPT 2
    Friday, Jul 1 at 9pm TPT LIFE
    Saturday, Jul 2 at 3am TPT LIFE
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