Dakota Midday: FRONTLINE "Chasing Heroin

Feb 22, 2016

photo courtesy FRONTLINE

Tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. CT, SDPB-TV airs the premiere of the new FRONTLINE documentary “Chasing Heroin.” 

This intense documentary explores how America is experimenting with radical new approaches to the drug problem in the face of a heroin epidemic.  Following four addicts in Seattle, the film probes U.S. drug policy and investigates what happens when addiction is treated like a public health crisis, not a crime. 

Marcela Gaviria is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker with RAINmedia in New York City.  Over the past fifteen years she has produced more than 30 documentaries for FRONTLINE. Gaviria has earned every major award in broadcast journalism, including most recently a 2014 Emmy. She talked with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh about "Chasing Heroin."