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“Fault Lines” Makes Its Digital Debut Online As Network Unveils New Episodes in October
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NEW YORK, NY, October 7, 2014 – This October, Al Jazeera’s Emmy® and Peabody award-winning investigative documentary program “Fault Lines” will debut new original episodes, include a special on fighting ISIL airing October 18, as well as complete episodes online. On Saturday, October 11 at 7p ET/4p PT, Al Jazeera America will air “Haiti in a Time of Cholera,” which earned the channel’s first Emmy® Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.
The network will support the new episodes of “Fault Lines” and its online debut with a national TV campaign across multiple distributors including Comcast XFinity, Time Warner Cable New York, DISH Network, and AT&T U-verse. The campaign, which debuts October 6, is the channel’s first campaign supporting “Fault Lines” and will be seen on a variety of networks including ESPN, USA, CNN, and AMC. View the spot here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evb5lKgW8BU&feature=youtu.be
“The new Fault Lines episodes continue the hard-hitting, ground-breaking investigative journalism that viewers have come to expect from Al Jazeera,” said Shannon High, senior vice president, documentaries and programming. “We’re excited that viewers will now also be able to watch the award-winning series online and on-air.”
New “Fault Lines” programs for October:
On October 18 at 7p ET/4p PT, “Fault Lines” will premiere “Iraq Divided: The Fight against ISIL,” an exclusive and in-depth investigation examining the U.S. intervention in Iraq. Hosted by correspondent Josh Rushing, who has been reporting on Iraq for 10 years and served in the Gulf War in 2003 as a US Marine working for Central Command, “Fighting IS in Iraq” covers “Fault Lines” month-long reporting trip in northern Iraq, during which Rushing and his team traveled the 600-mile frontline between the Islamic State and Iraq’s Kurdish region.
On October 25 at 7p ET/4p PT, “Fault Lines” premieres “Opioid War” with correspondent Sebastian Walker. “Fault Lines” investigates why the FDA approved a powerful new opioid painkiller, Zohydro, in the midst of the worst epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdoses in U.S. history. Why was the powerful new painkiller – with 5-10 times the opioid levels of Vicodin – approved by the FDA?
Airing this Saturday, October 11, “Haiti in a Time of Cholera” is a long-form investigation into the cholera epidemic that swept Haiti after a major earthquake in 2010. A growing body of evidence showed that United Nations peacekeepers brought the disease into the country, with epidemiologists identifying the Haitian strain as one that originated in Nepal. “Fault Lines” traveled to Haiti to witness the devastating impact of cholera on the Haitian people and their fight for justice and compensation. Al Jazeera English was the only international TV news network to maintain a bureau in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, and correspondent Sebastian Walker, who arrived in Port-au-Prince less than 24 hours after the earthquake, stayed on for a year and a half to document the progress of the relief effort.
Currently in its fifth season, “Fault Lines” launched on Al Jazeera English in 2009 and since then has been the recipient of numerous awards including Emmy® Award, two Peabody Awards, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Investigative Reporting, three National Headliner Awards and an Alfred I. DuPont Award. The show is executive produced by Mathieu Skene and features correspondents Josh Rushing, Sebastian Walker, Anjali Kamat, Teresa Bo and Wab Kinew. “Fault Lines” airs on Al Jazeera America on Saturday evenings at 7p ET/4p PT.
Online episodes of “Fault Lines” can be found here:
Fault Lines: Life after Guantanamo
Fault Lines: America's Infant Mortality Crisis
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