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“Tailspin” uncovered the financial, legal and security problems inside a fast-growing private jet company named JetSmarter. The private jet world gets little scrutiny, protected by a tightknit group of companies and elite customers. JetSmarter became the darling of the media and industry, led by a charismatic CEO and hyped by celebrities on social media. But our investigation found that the company sold memberships that quickly proved to be worthless. Its CEO touted its success as the first “flying unicorn” worth $1.5 billion, but we found JetSmarter was losing millions of dollars a month.
With activism and sheer numbers, state attorneys general emerge as powers in regulating business. Targets include Big Tobacco, sweepstakes promoters, Microsoft.
This one hour documentary is about a struggle between a tiny Louisiana town and one of the biggest industries on earth - oil. Every day trucks and barges dump tons of oil field waste into giant open pits in a waste disposal site in Grand Bois, Louisiana. When parents found their children were getting sick with symptoms the local doctors couldn't explain, they hired a lawyer and began to fight for their lives.
Scripps Howard News Service reports that "Americans spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year buying peace of mind in the form of insurance. In a 10 - month investigation, Scripps Howard News Service found fraudulent, bogus and underfunded insurance companies rampant coast to coast; fractured responsibility for protecting consumers, and slipshod enforcement almost everywhere."