Teton Rush Hour
Your donation is critical to the future of Wyoming PBS.
Donate Now
Provide input to our Program Guide & Web re-design
Newsletter
Support Wyoming PBS
Support Wyoming PBS! Learn how YOU can help.

On Tonight

Check your Wyoming PBS program guide for schedule information.

 

FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE

The Real CSI

FRONTLINE "The Real CSI"
Airs Tuesday, July 16 at 9:00 PM

From the courtroom to the living room (thanks to the hit television series “CSI”), forensic science is king. Expertise on fingerprints, ballistics and bite mark analysis are routinely called on to solve the most difficult criminal cases — and to put the guilty behind bars. But how reliable is the science behind forensics? A FRONTLINE investigation finds serious flaws in some of the best-known tools of forensic science and wide inconsistencies in how forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom. From the sensational murder trial of Casey Anthony and the FBI’s botched investigation of the Madrid terrorist bombing to capital cases in rural Mississippi, FRONTLINE documents how a field with few uniform standards and unproven science can undermine the search for justice. As part of the investigative series “Post Mortem,” correspondent Lowell Bergman reports in a joint investigation with ProPublica and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley.

Visit the national FRONTLINE website for more information on this and other related programs.