Frontline: League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis
Tuesday, September 30 at 10:00 p.m.
The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America’s indisputable national pastime.
But the NFL is under assault: thousands of former players and a host of scientists have claimed the league has tried to cover up how football inflicted long-term brain injuries on many players.
What did the NFL know, and when did it know it? What’s the truth about the risks to players? What can be done?
In an encore presentation, "League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis," "Frontline" and prize-winning journalists Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru of ESPN reveal the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries drawn from their forthcoming book, League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth.
The investigation draws on more than 200 interviews with scientists, doctors and former players, including some of the NFL’s all-time greats, as well as previously unpublished medical records, NFL memorandums and e-mails.
Photo at right: Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame center Mike Webster. Credit: Courtesy of Getty Images/George Gojkovich