Update to IRP’s Rape on the Night Shift to Air on Frontline

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On January 16, PBS will air an updated version of the Investigative Reporting Program’s documentary, Rape on the Night Shift. The film, which was developed as part of a groundbreaking 2015 investigation partnership between the IRP, Frontline, Univision, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, and KQED radio, reveals sexual harassment and abuse again women in the janitorial industry.

The film—produced by the IRP’s Daffodil Altan and Andrés Cediel, with correspondent Lowell Bergman and reporters Bernice Yeung and Sasha Khoka—has been updated to explore how government, business, and law enforcement have responded to sexual abuse against female janitors. As an early pioneer in investigating the types of abuse recently highlighted by the #MeToo conversation, Rape on the Night Shift explores the impact on a vulnerable population of women in the workforce.

To watch the film, please check your local PBS listings for Tuesday, January 16. To learn more, read PBS Frontline’s announcement.

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