First off, “Frontline” is the best news show on TV. I DVR every episode and am rarely disappointed. I’d even admit that “Frontline” — because it’s television — can paint a picture in ways that a print-based news report can’t. It’s really compelling viewing.
The latest episode, “A Hidden Life,” is incredibly riveting. The episode concerns the GOP mayor of Spokane, Wash., who was recalled from office after the local paper caught him trolling for gay sex on the Internet. The show weighs the ethical decisions faced by the newspaper, the city and the mayor.
If you want, you can watch the show online. We watched the first half in my news writing class today.
UPDATE: My brother, an avid “Frontline” viewer, tells me that the episode in question first aired last year.