FRONTLINE: The Quake
Airs Friday, April 2, 2010 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
On January 12, 2010, Haiti was leveled by one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history. Those responsible for handling the catastrophe, including the Haitian state and the United Nations, were crippled by the magnitude of the disaster and struggled to respond.
In the confused aftermath, survivors were left without food, water or shelter. "Frontline" correspondent Martin Smith and team arrived in Port-au-Prince within days and in this powerful report bears witness to the disaster and the ill-coordinated relief efforts in the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Drawing on interviews with key officials and humanitarian experts from Port-au-Prince to New York, "The Quake" asks, can the world do better? And how?
Watch video excerpts and the full program online beginning March 30, 2010.