How did the U.S. become the country with the worst known coronavirus outbreak in the world? FRONTLINE investigates the American response to COVID-19 — from Washington state to Washington, D.C. — and examines what happens when politics and science collide. Written, directed, and produced by Miles O’Brien – with help from the Miles O’Brien Productions crew and many others!
You can find transcript and credits for this program on the PBS FRONTLINE website. There were also many derived pieces from this reporting.
Miles was on The Dispatch, a podcast with Executive Producer Raney Aranson:
Covering Coronavirus: Seattle, Washington
Covering Coronavirus: A Tale of Two Washingtons
There were also online video and written pieces, put together by a slew of talented reporters:
“This Is the New Reality”: Reporting on the Coronavirus from Washington State
“We’ve Got to Double Our Efforts”: WA Gov. Inslee Warns Against Reopening Too Early
How America’s First Known Coronavirus Patient Recovered
“No Good Choices”: At the First U.S. Hospital Network to Knowingly Battle the Coronavirus, a Struggle Over Protective Equipment
In Seattle, Early Help for Homeless Residents During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Sandra Tucker says
An hour of political blame-game. Let’s prove that. Obtain a timeline of the Covid 19 events and a graph showing number of cases & deaths on what date. Watch the show. Notice which crucial dates & numbers are not mentioned. What could not have been known when, but “should have.” Really? Notice that Pelosi in CA & Cuomo in NY out socializing in late Feb is not mentioned. Notice that Trump’s restrictions of China being labeled “racist & xenophobic” is not mentioned. That China locked down WuHan 23 Jan safeguarding it’s own people whilst continued to allow flights from WuHan to the whole world AFTER that for another week, not mentioned. Frontline has lost it’s credibility.