FRONTLINE: United States of Secrets DVD

$24.99
Item #: WB5192
FRONTLINE: United States of Secrets FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of how the U.S. government came to monitor and collect the communications of millions of people around the world - including ordinary Americans - and the lengths they went to as they tried to hide this massive surveillance program from the public. Part One ... More
In Stock & Ready to Ship
Select Format:

Quantity:

FRONTLINE: United States of Secrets

FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of how the U.S. government came to monitor and collect the communications of millions of people around the world - including ordinary Americans - and the lengths they went to as they tried to hide this massive surveillance program from the public.

Part One goes inside Washington and the NSA, piecing together the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11 and continues today - even after the revelations of its existence by Edward Snowden.

Part Two explores the secret relationship between Silicon Valley and the NSA, and investigates how the government and tech companies have worked together to gather and warehouse your data.

From the investigative team behind FRONTLINE's award-winning Money, Power & Wall Street, United States of Secrets is the definitive history of domestic surveillance in a post-9/11 world. Part political thriller and part spy novel, the series is gripping viewing for those who want to understand the context of the Snowden affair - and what it means for all Americans.

Producer: Mike Wiser, Michael Kirk, Jim Gilmore, Linda Hirsch, Ben Gold
Executive Producer: David Fanning
Production Company: Kirk Documentary Group, Ltd.
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2014
Director: Michael Kirk
Host: Jim Gilmore
Writers: Mike Wiser, Michael Kirk
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

7 Reviews
E
Eric K.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/09/22
United States of secrets
Review by Eric K. on 08/09/22 review stating United States of secrets
I recommend this documentary to everyone I know, especially those who like to be well informed about political propaganda regardle of what side of the isle it comes from. I also highly recommend United States of secrets part 2, which brings everything from the first DVD much closer to our current time frame. If you're a buff on being politically informed about your privacy and rights that are subtly being stripped and violated, you're going to appreciate United States of Secrets. I watched part 12 on YouTube, presented by Frontline and sponsored by, PBS. As of 08/09/2022, PBS does not show a part 2 for this tile, but it's poible that both parts are on the one DVD that's simply titled; United States of Secrets.
J
Jack F.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/09/22
An absolute must have
Review by Jack F. on 08/09/22 review stating An absolute must have
I just watched the first half of the show on TV, and it has been an enormous eye opener at the event of the NSA surveillance story! I am definitely buying this movie! Of course I wasnt completely oblivious to the political events of recent years: I knew what a villain Cheney was, and what kind of surveillance state he aspired to reign, and I knew some scattered bits and pieces about Snowdens story, but it wasnt until watching this movie that I have been able to put it all in perspective. The depth and the scope of journalistic work put into creating this documentary is truly remarkable. Even though I have seen enough, I am going to buy a copy for two reasons: to reward the authors for their excellent work, and to spread awareness among my friends. The lack of information about what our government is doing is the first step down the slippery slope to a dictatorship, remember? ;-) My only wonder is, with all this out in public and documented, why are we letting Bush, Cheney, Gonzales, Rice, Heyden and their buddies live comfortable rich lives instead of rotting in jail?
S
Spud R.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/09/22
One of the best episodes of Frontline ever.
Review by Spud R. on 08/09/22 review stating One of the best episodes of Frontline ever.
This is such an important story, and its told here with all the professionalism and attention to detail that weve come to expect from Frontline. For those who have seen Citizenfour, who will find that story expanded on to include interviews not only from the journalists and whistleblowers but also from government officials and NSA staffers. I highly recommend this to all people interested in protecting their rights against the worldwide surveillance state.
A
Astro U.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/09/22
Do We Really Have A Choice?
Review by Astro U. on 08/09/22 review stating Do We Really Have A Choice?
After all this time, FRONTLINE, still shows the rest how its done. We are now in a age where the threats are as much internal as external. It may nag at us in the back of our heads but, what are the choices? When the next terrorist attack happens, and it will, what will we allow then? Love him or see him as a traitor, the Snowden revelations either anger you or confirm your suspicions you had all along. One wonders how Orwell would have come down on this.
H
Humvee
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Who Protects Our Rights ??
Review by Humvee on 07/17/20 review stating Who Protects Our Rights ??
If you ignore the actions of your elected officials and private companies regarding your Civil Rights and the Declarations of Our Constitutions because you dont think it affects you....JUST REMEMBER THIS....eventually YOU WILL BE NEXT !!
L
Lollielovitch
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Every American Should See This!
Review by Lollielovitch on 07/17/20 review stating Every American Should See This!
I had no idea. This was such an eye opener and although it was disturbing to me, Im glad I watched it. I ordered it to show to my friends. This goes past - way past, what our government should be doing. I cant believe this. Watch it, you will understand what I mean. What can we do?
C
Cara
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
uNITED STATES OF SECRETS
Review by Cara on 07/17/20 review stating uNITED STATES OF SECRETS
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS TO PUT TOGETHER...WE CERTAINLY DO NOT PROTECT OUR OWN AFTER SEEING THIS SNOWDEN DESERVES A MEDAL FOR BEING COURAGEOUS....NOT ALWAYS IS THE LAW CORRECT OR LEADERS TRUSTWORTHY AND COURAGEOUS..YES, SOME DO FABRICATE TO COVER UP THAT WHICH IS WRONG...


Virtual Catalog