Documentaries and Investigations

A memorial for Matthew Mangine Jr., who died after a sudden cardiac arrest in June 2020 in Erlanger, Ky.

An AED saved Damar Hamlin's life, but is your child's school ready?

A Scripps News investigation found though your school may have the equipment it needs to save a life, don’t count on staff to be ready to use it.

 | Mark Greenblatt and Carrie Cochran and Amy Fan and Rosie Cima

Taylor Swift photographed at the 2022 American Music Awards.

Few scalpers pay a price for using illegal ticket bots

The kind of bots that snatched up so many Taylor Swift tickets are illegal, but a Scripps News investigation finds anti-bot laws are rarely enforced.

 | Patrick Terpstra

Trucks and drivers

California Investigating Assault Against Female Truck Driver

The case was one of several sexual assaults against women in trucking covered last month in our Scripps News documentary series “In Real Life.”

 | Scripps News Staff

Sam Bankman-Fried under arrest

SBF Donated To Lawmakers Working On Crypto Policies, Newsy Finds

A Newsy investigation examines Sam Bankman-Fried's donations to lawmakers on House and Senate committees considering new crypto regulations.

 | Patrick Terpstra and Rosie Cima and Rachel Gold

Faces of the War

Newsy Tonight Presents: Faces of the War Part III

Faces of the War returns to tell the stories of orphans, fighters and animal lovers in Ukraine's war.

 | Jason Bellini and Linda Pattillo

In Real Life: Attacked Behind The Wheel

In Real Life: Attacked behind the wheel

Women truck drivers say the companies they work for could do more to protect women from assault and harassment while on the road.

 | Claire Molloy and Jennifer Smart and Natasha Del Toro

Flint: The Poisoning Of An American City

Flint: The Poisoning Of An American City

When Flint, Michigan, changed its municipal water supply source in 2014, distribution pipes corroded and lead leached out into the drinking water.

 | Scripps News Staff

In Real Life: Plastic Time Bomb

In Real Life: Plastic Time Bomb

A global exploration of microplastics' impact on our planet and on our health — and what scientists are doing to help fix the problem.

 | Nelufar Hedayat and Kevin Clancy

Dammed To Extinction

Dammed To Extinction

Orcas need roughly a million salmon a year, but where to find a million fish? The solution, says Balcomb, is getting rid of four fish-killing dams.

 | Steven Hawley

In Real Life: We Say Gay

In Real Life: We Say Gay

This year, Florida passed the Parental Rights In Education bill, also known as the "Don't Say Gay" law.

 | Cody LaGrow and Lauren Knapp

Adventurers ski down a snowy mountain in Antarctica.

The Pursuit Of Endurance

Nine international adventurers follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest legends of the golden age of polar exploration: Ernest Shackleton.

 | Sagax Entertainment and Puzzle Media

In Real Life: Homeless Hero

In Real Life: Homeless Hero

This film offers an in-depth look at the homelessness crisis on America’s streets, with valuable perspective from people experiencing homelessness.

 | Sam Eaton and Luke Piotrowski and John Stish

People look toward a smoky forest.

Inhabitants

Across deserts, coastlines, and forests, five Native American tribes work to restore their traditional ways of managing and protecting land.

 | Passion River

A beekeeper holds honey in her glove.

In Real Life: #SaveTheBees

Meet the people — from TikTok stars to scientists — trying to save the bees.

 | Cody LaGrow and Luke Piotrowski and Andrew Shafer and Alexandra Travis

Repairs continue on a large section where the levee broke during Hurricane Katrina.

Forced Change

Katrina left 80% of New Orleans underwater, 70% of homes damaged, and destroyed infrastructure. Half the population moved and many have not returned.

 | Rennik Soholt and 103rd Street Productions

In Real Life: Tomorrow’s Wave

In Real Life: Tomorrow’s Wave

As surfing expands in its popularity and geography, surfers are using science to perfect and preserve waves — and bring the sport beyond the coasts.

 | Joey Maiocco and Jacqueline Baylon and Kyle Pyatt and Hailey Gavin and Lauren Knapp

To Which We Belong

Farmers are on a mission to save their livelihoods — and the planet.

 | Passion River

America’s Wild Horse Problem.

In Real Life: America’s Wild Horse Problem

Almost 100,000 wild horses and burros roam the U.S.

 | Meg Hilling and Zach Toombs and John Stish and Claire Molloy

America’s Breakdown: A National Conversation - Mental Health Data

Newsy’s commitment to revealing the reality of America’s mental health crisis continues with a two-hour special.

 | Matt Simon and Scripps News Staff

America’s Breakdown: A National Conversation - Mass Shootings

Newsy’s commitment to revealing the reality of America’s mental health crisis continues with a two-hour special.

 | Matt Simon and Scripps News Staff

America’s Breakdown: A National Conversation - Prescription Drugs

Newsy’s commitment to revealing the reality of America’s mental health crisis continues with a two-hour special.

 | Matt Simon and Scripps News Staff

America’s Breakdown: A National Conversation - Mental Health Stigma

Newsy’s commitment to revealing the reality of America’s mental health crisis continues with a two-hour special.

 | Matt Simon and Scripps News Staff

Next Level: What Does The Future Of Gaming Look Like?

Next Level: What Does The Future Of Gaming Look Like?

From dropping quarters into arcades to strapping on a virtual reality headset, the way we play video games is always changing.

 | Matt Picht and Jennifer Smart

Next Level: Can Gaming Be For Everyone?

Video games can reach a vastly broad audience. But deeply-rooted mechanics and stereotypes can still create a barrier to entry for some players.

 | Matt Picht

Faces of the War

Newsy Tonight Presents: Faces Of The War Part II

The people of Ukraine share their experiences as fighters, aid workers and victims of Russia's invasion.

 | Jason Bellini and Linda Pattillo

Next Level: Remixing Video Games

Next Level: Can Modders Save Games By Breaking Them?

There's a long-standing tradition of amateur game developers tinkering with the content of finished games.

 | Matt Picht and Jennifer Smart

Next Level: Gaming's Cinematic Golden Age

Next Level: Are We On The Brink Of Gaming's Cinematic Golden Age?

Video games and movies have many things in common, but efforts to adapt franchises from one medium to another have historically been met with failure.

 | Casey Mendoza and Matt Picht and Jennifer Smart

America's Breakdown: Confronting Our Mental Health Crisis

Newsy exposes the important nuance in America's mental health crisis, with a focus on how people are overcoming their struggles.

 | Matt Simon

Next Level: Are video games addictive?

Next Level: Do Video Games Help Or Hurt Our Mental Health?

In each episode of 'Next Level,' Newsy explores the real-world impacts of the largest entertainment industry on Earth: video games.

 | Matt Picht and Jennifer Smart

An image says "Protecting Caribbean Coasts."

Will Luxury Resorts Threaten Caribbean Coasts?

Newsy + Bellingcat dig into a luxury development that has divided a Caribbean island, raising questions about protections for vulnerable environments.

 | Jake Godin and Scripps News Staff and Bellingcat