FRONTLINE Fires Back over Controversy Surrounding Concussion Project, Shares Trailer

Caught in the crossfire between the NFL and ESPN over the network’s decision to pull out of a partnership with FRONTLINE in the production of an upcoming segment on concussions, Deputy Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath sent out the following statement yesterday:

“Over the last several days, you may have been following the story of ESPN’s decision to end its editorial partnership with us — after 15 great months of working together.

“We’re disappointed but want to make sure you —  our FRONTLINE community — know that nothing has changed when it comes to our reporting on how the NFL has handled head injuries among football players.

“We also want to share our latest plans for the upcoming film, League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis. We’ve decided that instead of breaking the film into two installments, it will air in its entirety from 9-11 pm on October 8.

“So, please mark your calenders and join us for this most exciting fall premiere of FRONTLINE’s 30th season.

“In the meantime, if you are curious about the trailer for League of Denial, which has gotten so much attention lately, you can watch it by clicking below.

“As always, thanks for your continued support.”

The trailer:



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