In The Moms of Magnolia Street, the Bay Area’s KNTV followed three women and their families who illegally moved in and occupied a single-family home that had been vacant for years, beginning a movement addressing government-sanctioned home discrimination, predatory lending and the corporatization of housing.
If Mark Twain were living today, he might amend his famous quote about the weather to say, “Everybody talks about climate change, but nobody does anything about it.” And Twain might agree that KNTV in San Francisco is doing something about it.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), San Francisco’s transportation network, serves more than 420,000 commuters each day. KNTV’s investigative unit spent months recording on BART trains at all hours to explore how a once-renowned transportation network became one of the most dangerous in the country.
The documentary exposes allegations that the school covered up nearly three decades of sexual abuse on campus and shielded teachers accused of abusing students from prosecution. “If it weren’t for our investigative team’s reporting, many of these allegations may have never come to light,” said Stephanie Adrouny, KNTV’s news director.