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Anchored by the acclaimed WGBH series FRONTLINE, current affairs programs are investigative journalism documentaries and series that provide solid, timely reporting and intelligent, in-depth analysis of domestic and international issues.

A Death in St. Augustine

A Death in St. Augustine
Current Affairs - 1x53

What can happen when the police face the possibility of domestic violence in their own ranks?

On the night she broke up with her Florida deputy sheriff boyfriend, Michelle O’Connell was found dead from a gunshot in the ... SEE MORE >>

A Girl's Life

A Girl's Life
Current Affairs, Social Issues - 1x57

Author and educator Rachel Simmons examines the challenges facing young women as they surf the waves of 21st-century adolescence. Will these girls stride confidently through newly opened doors or are they destined to be st... SEE MORE >>

A Perfect Terrorist

A Perfect Terrorist
Current Affairs - 1x53

It has been called the most spectacular terror attack since 9/11. On the night of November 26, 2008, 10 men armed with guns and grenades launched an assault on Mumbai with a military precision that left 166 dead. India qui... SEE MORE >>

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE: After the Ceasefires

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE: After the Ceasefires
Current Affairs, Social Issues - 1x60 or 1x90

Israel and Palestine are an arena for one of the most notorious conflicts in the world, where violent outbursts are routine and life is destroyed and rebuilt time and again. After the Ceasefires raises the question: why do... SEE MORE >>

After Newtown: Guns in America

After Newtown: Guns in America
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x55

After Newtown: Guns in America is an unprecedented exploration of America's enduring relationship with firearms. From the first European settlements in the New World to frontier justice, from 19th-century immigrant riot... SEE MORE >>

Alaska Gold

Alaska Gold
Current Affairs - 1x54

The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is home to the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery in the world.  It's also home to enormous mineral deposits -- copper, gold, molybdenum -- estimated to be worth some $300 bil... SEE MORE >>

American Pharaoh

American Pharaoh
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x55

Go behind the scenes with the Egyptian national soccer team — the “Pharaohs” — and its American coach, Bob Bradley and follow the team’s efforts to qualify for soccer’s ultimate event for the first time in mo... SEE MORE >>

Anthrax Files, The

Anthrax Files, The
Current Affairs - 1x53

In the fall of 2001, envelopes carrying deadly Anthrax were delivered to U.S. Senate offices, network news divisions, and a tabloid newspaper. Five people were killed, many more infected, and the nation was terrorized. Sev... SEE MORE >>

Bad Voodoo's War

Bad Voodoo's War
Current Affairs - 1x57

In June 2007, as the American military surge reached its peak, a band of National Guard infantrymen who call themselves "The Bad Voodoo Platoon" was deployed to Iraq.  To capture a vivid, first-person account of the new re... SEE MORE >>

Battle Zones: Ukraine & Syria

Battle Zones: Ukraine & Syria
Current Affairs - 1x32 or 1x18

Battle for Ukraine: The unrest in Ukraine in early 2014 has provoked one of the biggest confrontations between Russia and the United States since the Cold War. FRONTLINE’s James Jones (Secret State of North Korea) del... SEE MORE >>

Be Like Others: Transsexuals in Iran

Be Like Others: Transsexuals in Iran
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x52 or 1x74

In Iran, according to Islamic law, homosexuality is punishable by death. Ironically, sex-change operations are not only legal; they are embraced by a society that accepts male or female but nothing in between. Iran's gende... SEE MORE >>

Big Energy Gamble, The

Big Energy Gamble, The
Current Affairs, Science - 1x57

The latest public opinion polls show that a vast majority of Americans believe the world is facing a global climate crisis.  They are willing to pay more for "cleaner energy", and they want our government to take appropria... SEE MORE >>

Big Sky, Big Money

Big Sky, Big Money
Current Affairs - 1x53

In a special investigation in collaboration with Marketplace, FRONTLINE travels to the remote epicenter of the campaign finance debate for a tale of money, politics, and intrigue. How has the Supreme Court’s Citizens ... SEE MORE >>

Black Money

Black Money
Current Affairs - 1x57

FRONTLINE investigative correspondent Lowell Bergman takes on the subject of international bribery. Over the last decade there has been a growing worldwide crackdown on corruption in commerce led by a handful of prosecutor... SEE MORE >>

Bloody Truth, The

Bloody Truth, The
Current Affairs, Science - 1x52

Despite recent progress in containing the AIDS pandemic, HIV is still a killer of epic proportion. Understanding the origins of the virus could provide crucial clues to help in the battle against the disease. The Bloody... SEE MORE >>

Breaking the Bank

Breaking the Bank
Current Affairs - 1x57

The bets were huge and risky -- billions of dollars on the housing market.  The upside was undeniable -- superbanks reaped billions of dollars, dominated the landscape, and gobbled up competitors.  Then the bottom dropped ... SEE MORE >>

Bush's War

Bush's War
Current Affairs - 2x120

Drawing on the richest archive in broadcast journalism (FRONTLINE'S 40+ films), veteran producer Michael Kirk (Cheney's Law; Endgame; The Lost Year in Iraq; The Dark Side; The Torture Question; Rumsfeld's War) delivers new... SEE MORE >>

Card Game, The

Card Game, The
Current Affairs - 1x53

As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington, and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the future of the massive consumer loan... SEE MORE >>

China Inside Out

China Inside Out
Current Affairs - 1x50

This documentary offers a unique and absorbing view of the world as the new China sees it. From China itself, and across three continents, the film explores how China is learning to use its newfound wealth, power and influ... SEE MORE >>

Choice 2008, The

Choice 2008, The
Current Affairs - 1x117

Since 1988, when FRONTLINE first presented a dual biography of presidential candidates Michael Dukakis and George H.W. Bush, The Choice has earned a reputation as one of the pinnacles of political broadcast journalism.   N... SEE MORE >>

Choice 2012, The

Choice 2012, The
Current Affairs - 1x113

Since 1988, when FRONTLINE first presented a dual biography of presidential candidates Michael Dukakis and George H.W. Bush, The Choice has earned a reputation as one of the pinnacles of political broadcast journalism. Now... SEE MORE >>

Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger
Current Affairs - 1x53

As the United States faces yet another round of fiscal crises, Cliffhanger investigates the inside history of how Washington has failed to solve the country’s problems of debt and deficit. Drawing on interviews with ... SEE MORE >>

Climate of Doubt

Climate of Doubt
Current Affairs - 1x53

Four years ago, American public opinion and politics was on the verge of a strong consensus supporting action on climate change. Today, it is one of the most bitterly polarizing issues in the country—and action seems rem... SEE MORE >>

Close to Home

Close to Home
Current Affairs - 1x53

Producer Ofra Bikel chronicles how the middle class is faring in this recession through the stories of the people who she's come to know at the hair salon she's frequented for the past twenty years.  The film reveals the s... SEE MORE >>

College Inc.

College Inc.
Current Affairs - 1x53

In order to get America back to the top of world college graduation rankings by 2020, President Obama is pledging billions of dollars for higher education. Traditional universities and community colleges are vying for a sh... SEE MORE >>

Company of Soldiers, A

Company of Soldiers, A
Current Affairs - 1x57 or 1x87

FRONTLINE reports from inside the US Army's 8th Cavalry Regiment stationed in Baghdad for an up-close, intimate look at the dangers facing an American military unit in Iraq. Shot in the weeks following the 2004 US presiden... SEE MORE >>

Confessions, The

Confessions, The
Current Affairs - 1x83 or 1x53

In August 2009, Virginia governor Tom Kaine granted conditional pardons to four Navy men who had served 12 years in prison for a Norfolk rape and murder. The evidence and DNA all pointed to a single assailant, Omar Ballard... SEE MORE >>

Country Boys

Country Boys
Current Affairs - 6x57

A filmmaker's moving portrait of the trials and triumphs of two boys coming of age in the Appalachian hills of eastern Kentucky. Filmed over three years (1999-2002), "Country Boys" tracks the dramatic stories of Chris and ... SEE MORE >>

Dancing with Dictators

Dancing with Dictators
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x57 or 1x80

This is a film about the struggle for control of MCM, the only media company in Burma with any foreign investment. Australian publisher Ross Dunkley started and owns 49% of Burma's leading newspaper, The Myanmar Times, whi... SEE MORE >>

Dangerous Business, A

Dangerous Business, A
Current Affairs - 1x57

Each year, 6,000 Americans lose their lives on the job. Tens of thousands more are seriously injured or exposed to deadly poisons and carcinogens in the workplace. Yet if one of those workers dies on the job due to a compa... SEE MORE >>

Dark Side, The

Dark Side, The
Current Affairs - 1x57 or 1x87

On September 11, 2001, Vice President Dick Cheney was ordering US fighter planes to shoot down any commercial airliner still in the air above America. At that moment, CIA Director George Tenet was meeting with his counter... SEE MORE >>

Death by Fire

Death by Fire
Current Affairs - 1x53

Did Texas execute an innocent man? Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it's the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham--convicted for the arson dea... SEE MORE >>

Diet Wars

Diet Wars
Current Affairs - 1x57

Americans spend $40 billion a year on books, products, and programs designed to do one thing: help us lose weight. From Atkins to Ornish and Weight Watchers to the Zone, today's dieters have a dizzying array of weight loss... SEE MORE >>

Digital Nation

Digital Nation
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x53 or 1x83

Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn, and interact in ways that we are only beginning to understand.  FRONTLINE producer... SEE MORE >>

Dollars & Dentists

Dollars & Dentists
Current Affairs - 1x53

Dental care can be a matter of life and death. Yet millions of Americans can’t afford a visit to the dentist. An investigation by FRONTLINE and the Center for Public Integrity reveals the shocking consequences of a broke... SEE MORE >>

Dreams of Obama

Dreams of Obama
Current Affairs - 1x57

On the night of Barack Obama's historic inauguration, FRONTLINE examines the rich personal and political biography of the 44th president of the United States. Through interviews with insiders and observers who've tracked O... SEE MORE >>

Dropout Nation

Dropout Nation
Current Affairs, Social Issues - 1x113

What does it take to save a student? Every year, hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the United States quit high school without diplomas—an epidemic so out of control that nobody knows the exact number. What is cl... SEE MORE >>

Education of Michelle Rhee, The

Education of Michelle Rhee, The
Current Affairs - 1x54

Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, is one of the most admired and reviled school reformers in America. FRONTLINE was granted unprecedented access to Rhee during her tumultuous thre... SEE MORE >>

Egypt in Crisis

Egypt in Crisis
Current Affairs - 1x54

Less than three years after the popular uprising that led to President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, and just one year after Egypt’s first free and fair elections, the democratically elected government has been overthrown... SEE MORE >>

Endgame

Endgame
Current Affairs - 1x57

The endgame: the strategy to give Iraq back to the Iraqis began in earnest when the votes were counted after the midterm elections.  The Democrats were demanding the Bush administration come up with a plan to bring the tro... SEE MORE >>

Enemy Within, The

Enemy Within, The
Current Affairs - 1x57

Five years after the attacks on 9/11 and the massive, multi-billion dollar reorganization of government agencies which followed, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Lowell Bergman investigates the domestic counterterrorism eff... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 101
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 101
Current Affairs - 1x53

In addition to its award-winning hour-long reports, FRONTLINE will produce seven to eight multi-story magazine-format programs each season. The magazine programs includes in-depth coverage of domestic and international sto... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 102
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 102
Current Affairs

In addition to its award-winning hour-long reports, FRONTLINE will produce seven to eight multi-story magazine-format programs each season. The magazine programs includes in-depth coverage of domestic and international sto... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 103
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 103
Current Affairs, Social Issues - 1x53

In addition to its award-winning hour-long reports, FRONTLINE will produce seven to eight multi-story magazine-format programs each season. The magazine programs includes in-depth coverage of domestic and international sto... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 104
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 104
Current Affairs

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FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 106
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 106
Current Affairs - 1x53

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FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 107
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 107
Current Affairs - 1x53

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FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 203
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/MAGAZINE 203
Current Affairs

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FRONTLINE/World 204
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 204
Current Affairs

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FRONTLINE/World 303
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 303
Current Affairs

In the latest edition of the international newsmagazine FRONTLINE/World, reporter Sharmeen Obaid journeys across her native Pakistan to see how the people feel about the president's bold political moves, as well as his cra... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 401
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 401
Current Affairs

In its fourth season premiere, FRONTLINE/World travels to three of the world's most dangerous regions.

Iraq: In 2004, more than twenty journalists have been kidnapped in Iraq. Almost 40 reporters and media workers have been... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 402
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 402
Current Affairs

FRONTLINE/World returns with more "stories from a small planet".

Lebanon and Syria: FRONTLINE/World reporter Kate Seelye was working at her office in downtown Beirut when she heard the colossal Valentine's Day bomb explosio... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 403
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 403
Current Affairs

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FRONTLINE/World 404
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 404
Current Affairs

FRONTLINE/World returns with three new "stories from a small planet".

Ukraine: FRONTLINE/World reporter Brian Knappenberger travels to Ukraine on the anniversary of the nonviolent Orange Revolution that toppled President L... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 501
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 501
Current Affairs

Who should control what may become the richest diamond mine in the world? Join FRONTLINE/World reporter Mariana van Zeller as she journeys deep into the Amazon rain forest where an indigenous tribe, the Cinta Larga, and wi... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 502
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 502
Current Affairs

On the eve of March 28 elections to determine Israel's next prime minister -- and with former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon still in a deep coma -- veteran producer Ofra Bikel travels to her native country to profile the fro... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 503
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 503
Current Affairs

FRONTLINE/World investigates new Palestinian leadership and gauges prospects for peace with Israel. Correspondent Kate Seelye travels to the West Bank and Gaza to see how Hamas is coping with its new role, and to find out ... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 504
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 504
Current Affairs

FRONTLINE/World goes undercover in Zimbabwe to reveal what has happened to a country once regarded as a beacon of democracy and prosperity in Africa. Posing as tourists, reporter Alexis Bloom and producer Cassandra Herrman... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 601
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 601
Current Affairs

As international pressure mounts on one of the most brutal military dictatorships in the world, FRONTLINE/World reporter Evan Williams travels undercover to Burma to expose the unprecedented violence and repression being c... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 603
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 603
Current Affairs

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FRONTLINE/World 604
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 604
Current Affairs

In AFGHANISTAN: THE OTHER WAR, FRONTLINE/World correspondent Sam Kiley goes deep inside the Western campaign to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan people, village by village, as a resurgent Taliban threatens to retake ... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 605
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 605
Current Affairs

On December 26, 2004, the Indonesian province of Aceh was hit by the massive tsunami that killed 170,000 people and devastated villages and towns. In the wake of the catastrophe, the Indonesian army and local separatist re... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 701
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 701
Current Affairs

FRONTLINE/World is a series that turns its lens on the global community. Each episode features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists, taking viewers on adventurous journeys... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 703
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 703
Current Affairs - 1x60

FRONTLINE/World is a series that turns its lens on the global community. Each episode features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists, taking viewers on adventurous journeys... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 704
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 704
Current Affairs - 1x60

FRONTLINE/World is a series that turns its lens on the global community. Each episode features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists, taking viewers on adventurous journeys... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 705
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 705
Current Affairs - 1x60

FRONTLINE/World is a series that turns its lens on the global community. Each episode features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists, taking viewers on adventurous journeys... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 801
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 801
Current Affairs - 1x60

Emmy Winner:  Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine
 
FRONTLINE/World is a series that turns its lens on the global community. Each episode features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of ... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 802
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 802
Current Affairs - 1x60

FRONTLINE/World is a series that turns its lens on the global community. Each episode features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists, taking viewers on adventurous journeys... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 803
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 803
Current Affairs - 1x60

FRONTLINE/World is a series that turns its lens on the global community. Each episode features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists, taking viewers on adventurous journeys... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 804
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 804
Current Affairs

FRONTLINE/World is a series that turns its lens on the global community. Each episode features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists, taking viewers on adventurous journeys... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 902
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 902
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x53

FRONTLINE/World is a series that turns its lens on the global community. Each episode features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists, taking viewers on adventurous journeys... SEE MORE >>

Facing Death

Facing Death
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x53

How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes, and you're confronted with the prospect of "pulling the plug," do you know how you'll respond? Unfounded rumors of federal "... SEE MORE >>

Farmer's Wife, The

Farmer's Wife, The
Current Affairs - 6x57

Filmmaker David Sutherland's epic story of an American farm family in crisis. THE FARMER'S WIFE follows the struggles of Darrel and Juanita Buschkoetter, and their three children as they wrestle a living from their Nebrask... SEE MORE >>

Fast Times at West Philly High

Fast Times at West Philly High
Current Affairs - 1x36

Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School, a public high school serving one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia, defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for inter... SEE MORE >>

Firestone and the Warlord

Firestone and the Warlord
Current Affairs - 1x83

In Firestone and the Warlord, FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the secret relationship between the American tire company Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. The investigation is a revelatory ... SEE MORE >>

Flying Cheap

Flying Cheap
Current Affairs - 1x53

FRONTLINE investigates the crash of Continental 3407, one of the deadliest U.S. domestic airline accidents in recent years, and discovers a dramatically changed airline industry, where small regional carriers now account f... SEE MORE >>

Football High

Football High
Current Affairs - 1x53

Corporate sponsorships, nationally televised games, minute-by-minute coverage on sports websites--high school football has never had a higher profile. In northwest Arkansas, FRONTLINE finds an ambitious high school team wo... SEE MORE >>

Full Cover Girl

Full Cover Girl
Current Affairs - 1x52

She is strong, smart and smiling. Jenan al-Ubaedy, is an elected member of the new Iraqi national and a devout Shia Muslim fully covered in black. Her main priority: implementing Islamic law, including polygamy and wife be... SEE MORE >>

Gangs of Iraq

Gangs of Iraq
Current Affairs - 1x52

Day after day scores of bodies litter the streets of Baghdad. To staunch the violence, the U.S. has spent billions to "stand up" the Iraqi forces. FRONTLINE and the America at a Crossroads initiative take a hard look at ho... SEE MORE >>

Generation Like

Generation Like
Current Affairs - 1x53

Generation Like is a fascinating look into a world where Retweets, Likes and other online endorsements have become social currency…” — Variety

Thanks to social media, today’s teens are able to interact dir... SEE MORE >>

Ghosts of Rwanda

Ghosts of Rwanda
Current Affairs - 1x117

FRONTLINE chronicles one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. This two-hour report offers groundbreaking, eyewitness accounts of the Rwandan genocide from those who experienced it firsthand -- Tutsi survivors who r... SEE MORE >>

God's Next Army

God's Next Army
Current Affairs - 1x45 or 1x49

While Evangelical Christians now have unprecedented access to the corridors of power, they have a problem: they can't run the federal government themselves. They need allies, and allies sometimes disappoint. Thanks to the ... SEE MORE >>

Growing Up Online

Growing Up Online
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x57

FRONTLINE looks at the impact of the Internet on adolescence through the eyes of teens and their parents.  The film takes viewers into the private worlds kids are creating online -- from kids who are harassed and bullied, ... SEE MORE >>

Hackers

Hackers
Current Affairs - 1x57

Designed to facilitate the free exchange of ideas, the Internet has become home to confidential -- even classified -- information from virtually every nation in the world. But how safe is that information? Through intervi... SEE MORE >>

Heat

Heat
Current Affairs - 1x117

For years, big business -- from oil and coal companies to electric utilities to car manufacturers -- have resisted change to environmental policy and stifled the debate over climate change in America and around the globe. ... SEE MORE >>

Hot Politics

Hot Politics
Current Affairs, Social Issues - 1x57

FRONTLINE and the Center for Investigative Reporting go behind the scenes to explore how bi-partisan political and economic forces prevented the US government from confronting what may be one of the most serious problems f... SEE MORE >>

Hugo Chavez Show, The

Hugo Chavez Show, The
Current Affairs - 1x87 or 1x57

He's been portrayed as a savior and an autocrat; a hero to his nation's poor, and a bombastic, would-be dictator eager to launch himself onto the world stage.  But who is the real Hugo Chavez?  In THE HUGO CHAVEZ SHOW, FRO... SEE MORE >>

Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
Current Affairs, Science - 1x53

Nightmare bacteria. That’s how the CDC describes a frightening new threat spreading quickly in hospitals, communities and across the globe. FRONTLINE investigates the alarming rise of untreatable infections: from a young... SEE MORE >>

In the Hands of Al Qaeda

In the Hands of Al Qaeda
Current Affairs - 1x28 or 1x52

Since the recent discovery of yet another attempt by Al Qaeda to place a bomb aboard an airliner headed to the United States, Yemen's status as a centre for terrorism has grabbed world headlines. During a turbulent year wh... SEE MORE >>

Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown

Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown
Current Affairs - 1x54

FRONTLINE continues its investigation of nuclear safety with an unprecedented account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11, 2011. W... SEE MORE >>

Inside Obama's Presidency

Inside Obama's Presidency
Current Affairs - 1x54

As Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term, FRONTLINE takes a probing look at the first four years of his presidency. With inside accounts from his battles with his Republican opponents over health care and the ... SEE MORE >>

Inside the Meltdown

Inside the Meltdown
Current Affairs - 1x57

FRONTLINE investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. The film chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, Lehman Brothers' collapse, the propping up of in... SEE MORE >>

Insurgency, The

Insurgency, The
Current Affairs - 1x57

Kidnappings. Suicide bombers. Beheadings. Roadside bombs. The Iraqi insurgency continues to challenge the most highly trained and best-equipped military in the world. FRONTLINE peels back the layers and gets beyond the pro... SEE MORE >>

Interrogator, The

Interrogator, The
Current Affairs - 1x27

In a rare interview with Ali Soufan, the FBI agent who was at the center of the 9/11 investigations, FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith uncovers an insider’s view of the “war on terror.” One of only eight Ara... SEE MORE >>

Interviews Before Execution: A Chinese Talk Show

Interviews Before Execution: A Chinese Talk Show
Current Affairs - 1x52

Ding Yu, a young, smart, and attractive journalist from China's Henan Province, is the host of a most unique interview series. In her weekly primetime TV show called Interviews Before Execution, she goes into prison cells ... SEE MORE >>

Iraqi Exodus

Iraqi Exodus
Current Affairs - 1x54

WIDE ANGLE reports on the staggering refugee crisis that is unfolding in the Middle East as Iraqis flee their war-torn country at the rate of up to 50,000 people per month. Since the war began in 2003, more than four milli... SEE MORE >>

Is Wal-Mart Good for America?

Is Wal-Mart Good for America?
Current Affairs - 1x57

For retailers everywhere, China has quickly become the cheapest, most reliable production platform in the world. For Wal-Mart, America's largest retailer, China is the source of $15 billion in annual exports that help it d... SEE MORE >>

Japan's About-Face

Japan's About-Face
Current Affairs - 1x52

With exclusive access to Japan's "West Point" - the National Defense Academy - WIDE ANGLE and WNET capture a remarkable window into the shifting role of the military in post-war Japanese society. Ever since World War II, J... SEE MORE >>

Jew Among the Germans, A

Jew Among the Germans, A
Current Affairs - 1x57

As a young boy, Marian Marzynski survived the Holocaust in Poland. But his father and most of his relatives did not. In this film, Marzynski sets out on a personal quest to find out how Germans are going to design a memori... SEE MORE >>

Jewish Americans, The

Jewish Americans, The
Arts & Culture, Current Affairs, Human Interest, History - 3x112

THE JEWISH AMERICANS, an extraordinary three-part documentary series written and directed by the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin, examines the struggle of a tiny minority to make its way into the American mainstr... SEE MORE >>

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice
Current Affairs - 1x87

Should children who commit serious crimes be tried as juveniles or adults? What happens to young offenders who reach the "end of the line" in the juvenile court system: how do you rehabilitate such children to prevent futu... SEE MORE >>

Kill/Capture

Kill/Capture
Current Affairs - 1x53

Behind the strike that killed Osama bin Laden last week was one of the U.S. military's best-kept secrets: a covert campaign that officials have credited with taking out thousands of Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters. A six-mon... SEE MORE >>

Killer at Thurston High, The

Killer at Thurston High, The
Current Affairs - 1x60 or 1x90

Kip Kinkel, a fifteen-year-old from a solid middle-class family, made headlines in 1998 when he was accused of murdering his mother and father and then opening fire on his fellow students at his Eugene, Oregon high school, k... SEE MORE >>

Kind Hearted Woman

Kind Hearted Woman
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues

2 parts: 113' and 173'

In a special series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (The Farmer’s Wife, Country Boys) creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala S... SEE MORE >>

Last Abortion Clinic, The

Last Abortion Clinic, The
Current Affairs - 1x57

Today the headlines are filled with speculation about changes in the US Supreme Court and what those changes might mean for abortion: an issue that has divided the country for over 30 years. Heated rhetoric from both sides... SEE MORE >>

Last Child, The

Last Child, The
Current Affairs - 1x53

Polio has plagued humanity for thousands of years and continues to cripple and kill. Can the war against this disease end in this decade? In remote villages and urban slums, The Last Child tells the story of the global cam... SEE MORE >>

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder
Current Affairs - 1x53

Behind the enduring images of heroic rescues undertaken by the New Orleans Police Department in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, there is another story of law enforcement in crisis, even out of control. LAW & DISORDER, ... SEE MORE >>

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis
Current Affairs - 1x113

"An interest in NFL is not necessary to be transfixed by the show; the subject matter is just as relevant to any contact sport." —Matt Butler, The Independent

The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar com... SEE MORE >>

Life and Death in Assisted Living

Life and Death in Assisted Living
Current Affairs - 1x53

Nearly 750,000 elderly Americans are spending their later years in for-profit assisted living facilities. This loosely regulated, multibillion-dollar industry is dominated by one company: Emeritus Senior Living. In a maj... SEE MORE >>

Living Old

Living Old
Current Affairs - 1x57

With 35 million elderly people in America, "the old, old" -- those over 85 -- are now considered the fastest growing segment of the US population. While medical advances have enabled an unprecedented number of Americans to... SEE MORE >>

Locked Up In America: Prison State

Locked Up In America: Prison State
Current Affairs - 1x84

With unprecedented access, FRONTLINE investigates the impact of mass incarceration in America, focusing on a troubled housing project in Louisville, Kentucky, and a statewide effort to reverse the trend. There are some ... SEE MORE >>

Locked Up In America: Solitary Nation

Locked Up In America: Solitary Nation
Current Affairs - 1x60

An estimated 80,000 Americans are in solitary confinement—even people who haven’t committed violent crimes—sometimes for years, or even decades. Using extraordinary access to the segregation unit at the maximum se... SEE MORE >>

Long Walk of Nelson Mandela, The

Long Walk of Nelson Mandela, The
Current Affairs - 1x113

This two-hour FRONTLINE special brings Nelson Mandela's biography up to date. The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela tells the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership and life's method through in... SEE MORE >>

Losing Iraq

Losing Iraq
Current Affairs - 1x86 or 1x53

Two-and-a-half years after the United States pulled out of Iraq—a conflict that is projected to cost America more than two trillion dollars—Iraq is once again in crisis, with Islamic extremists gaining ground, civil... SEE MORE >>

Lost Children of Rockdale County

Lost Children of Rockdale County
Current Affairs - 1x87

In the spring of 1996, as Atlanta prepared to host the Summer Olympic Games, an outbreak of syphilis struck a group of teenagers in the prosperous bedroom community of Conyers, Georgia. When epidemiologists interviewed the... SEE MORE >>

Lost Year in Iraq, The

Lost Year in Iraq, The
Current Affairs - 1x57

In the aftermath of the fall of Saddam Hussein, a group of Americans led by Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III set off to Baghdad to build a new nation and establish democracy in the Arab Middle East. One year later, with Breme... SEE MORE >>

Lost in Detention

Lost in Detention
Current Affairs - 1x53

Get-tough immigration enforcement strategies initiated by Bush and continued by Obama have, in the last five years, doubled the number of immigrant detentions and deportations to nearly 400,000 per year. The Obama administ... SEE MORE >>

Macau: Bigger than Vegas

Macau: Bigger than Vegas
Current Affairs - 1x90

FRONTLINE investigates the explosive growth of Macau as the gambling capital of the world, and how major American casinos conduct business there. Bigger than Vegas shows how hundreds of billions of dollars make their wa... SEE MORE >>

Madoff Affair, The

Madoff Affair, The
Current Affairs - 1x57

FRONTLINE investigates a global fraud, following Bernard L. Madoff from the early 1960s to his last ditch efforts to raise $5 billion dollars in those waning days before the story broke on December 11, 2008. This investiga... SEE MORE >>

Medicated Child, The

Medicated Child, The
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x57

With over six million children now on behavior modifying  medications -- some starting as young as two years old -- FRONTLINE continues its investigation, which began with the program MEDICATING KIDS, into the controversia... SEE MORE >>

Medicating Kids

Medicating Kids
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x57

Today, millions of American children are being prescribed powerful behavior modifying drugs such as Ritalin, Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. But are these medications really necessary -- and safe -- for young children, or merely... SEE MORE >>

Merchants of Cool, The

Merchants of Cool, The
Current Affairs - 1x57

They spend their days sifting through reams of market research data. They conduct endless surveys and focus groups. They comb the streets, the schools, and the malls, hot on the trail of the "next big thing" that will snar... SEE MORE >>

Meth Epidemic, The

Meth Epidemic, The, Updated
Current Affairs - 1x53

FRONTLINE updates the original film with new policy changes in the U.S.

Speed. Meth. Glass. On the street, methamphetamine has many names. What started as a fad among West Coast motorcycle gangs in the 1970s has spread acro... SEE MORE >>

Middle School Moment

Middle School Moment
Current Affairs - 1x14

A growing body of evidence suggests that the make-or-break moment for high school dropouts may actually be in middle school. And yet middle schools, with their vulnerable population, have long been overlooked. Now a group ... SEE MORE >>

Money, Power and Wall Street

Money, Power and Wall Street
Current Affairs - 4x53 or 2x114

Since 2008, WallStreet and Washington have fought against the tide of the fiercest financial crisis since the Great Depression. What have they wrought? In a special 4-hour investigation, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of... SEE MORE >>

Mormons, The

Mormons, The
Current Affairs, History - 2x117

Mormons have always had a strange hold on the American imagination as polygamists and pioneer heroes, subversives and super patriots, hard workers and possessors of dark secrets. Yet though Mormons have been persecuted mor... SEE MORE >>

Murdoch's Scandal

Murdoch's Scandal
Current Affairs - 1x52

Over half a century Rupert Murdoch's business audacity and political shrewdness built one of the world's most powerful media empires. Now his dynasty is under threat--not from outside competition, but from shocking account... SEE MORE >>

My Father, My Brother, and Me

My Father, My Brother, and Me
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x57

FRONTLINE and ITVS explore the scientific, ethical and political debate that surrounds Parkinson's disease: a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects about one million Americans.  Beginning with the story ... SEE MORE >>

Never Forget to Lie

Never Forget to Lie
Current Affairs, Human Interest, History - 1x54

In his latest film, Marian Marzynski (Return to Poland, A Jew Among the Germans, Shtetl) returns to the Warsaw ghetto of his childhood. In Never Forget to Lie, Marzynski tells the extraordinary story of how he as a Jew... SEE MORE >>

New Asylums, The

New Asylums, The
Current Affairs - 1x57

There are nearly half a million mentally ill people serving time in America's prisons and jails. As sheriffs and prison wardens become the unexpected and ill-equipped gatekeepers of this burgeoning population, they raise a... SEE MORE >>

News War
Multiple Episodes

News War
Current Affairs

FRONTLINE examines the political, cultural, and economic forces challenging the news media today.  Through interviews with key figures in the print and electronic media over the past four decades -- with unequaled, behind ... SEE MORE >>

Nuclear Aftershocks

Nuclear Aftershocks
Current Affairs - 1x54

On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and 46-foot tsunami wave crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in Japan. The waves flooded the plant's basement, destroying the back-up diesel generators and electrica... SEE MORE >>

Obama's Deal

Obama's Deal
Current Affairs - 1x53

Health care reform was the first big policy deal taken on by the Obama administration. Many say the young president has bet the mid-term elections, possibly his presidency, on the outcome. In a new investigation FRONTLINE ... SEE MORE >>

Obama's War

Obama's War
Current Affairs - 1x53

Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander, and armed with a counter-insurgency plan that builds on the lessons of Iraq.  But can US forces succeed in a land long ... SEE MORE >>

Old Man and The Storm, The

Old Man and The Storm, The
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x57

Six months after Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, FRONTLINE producer June Cross came across 82-year-old Herbert Gettridge working alone on his home in the lower Ninth Ward, a neighborhood devastated when the lev... SEE MORE >>

Other Drug War, The

Other Drug War, The
Current Affairs - 1x57

FRONTLINE examines the war being waged between major pharmaceutical companies and American consumers fed up with paying the highest drug prices in the world. Focusing on the efforts to control drug costs in the face of int... SEE MORE >>

Outbreak (working title)

Outbreak (working title)
Current Affairs, Science - 1x60

Outbreak is the inside story of an avoidable tragedy, investigating how this outbreak started and why it has grown to its current levels with little initial response from the global community. With unique access, Outbre... SEE MORE >>

Persuaders, The

Persuaders, The
Current Affairs - 1x57 or 1x87

The persuasion industries-marketing and public relations-spend billions of dollars each year trying to convince Americans what to buy, whom to trust, and what to think. FRONTLINE correspondent Douglas Rushkoff explores how... SEE MORE >>

Plea, The

Plea, The
Current Affairs - 1x87

Just how many citizens are aware that nearly 95 percent of all criminal cases never reach a jury, but instead are settled through plea bargains? To overworked and understaffed defense lawyers, prosecutors and jurists, plea... SEE MORE >>

Poisoned Waters

Poisoned Waters
Current Affairs - 1x117

More than three decades after the Clean Water Act was supposed to make America's waters clean enough for swimming and fishing again, two iconic waterways -- the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay... SEE MORE >>

Post Mortem

Post Mortem
Current Affairs, Social Issues - 1x53

Every day, nearly 7,000 people die in America. And when these deaths happen suddenly, or under suspicious circumstances, we assume there will be a thorough investigation, just like we see on CSI. But the reality is very di... SEE MORE >>

Quake, The

Quake, The
Current Affairs - 1x53

On January 12, 2010, Haiti was leveled by one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history. Those responsible for handling the catastrophe, including the Haitian state and the United Nations, were crippled by th... SEE MORE >>

Raising Adam Lanza

Raising Adam Lanza
Current Affairs - 1x53

In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Raising Adam Lanza investigates a young man and the town he changed forever. Adam Lanza left behind a trail of death and destru... SEE MORE >>

Rape in the Fields

Rape in the Fields
Current Affairs - 1x53

For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. FRONTLINE and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant ... SEE MORE >>

Real CSI, The

Real CSI, The
Current Affairs - 1x53

From the courtroom to the living room (thanks to the hit television series CSI), forensic science is king. Expertise on fingerprints, ballistics and bite mark analysis are routinely called on to solve the most difficult cr... SEE MORE >>

Regime Responds, The

Regime Responds, The
Current Affairs - 1x25

FRONTLINE examines the way Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his allies have managed to hold on to power despite years of unrest and in the face of a bloody civil war.

For more on the events in Syria see The Regime... SEE MORE >>

Regime, The

Regime, The
Current Affairs - 1x21

New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid and other experts tell the story of President Bashar al-Assad and how the Syrian dictator has managed to hold onto power in the months since the Arab Spring.

For more on ... SEE MORE >>

Released, The

Released, The
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x57

Between 2008 and 2009, hundreds of thousands of prisoners with serious mental illnesses were released into communities across America, the largest exodus in the nation's history.  Typically, mentally ill offenders leave pr... SEE MORE >>

Religious Right at the Crossroads

Religious Right at the Crossroads
Current Affairs, Social Issues - 1x48

The 2008 American presidential election is a defining moment for the Religious Right.  In 2004, they swept George W. Bush to a decisive re-election.  In 2008, however, they have no presidential contender from either party ... SEE MORE >>

Remote Control War

Remote Control War
Current Affairs, Science - 1x52

** Winner, Political Documentaries, 2011 Banff Non-Fiction Rockies **

The current campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan are the world's first Robotic War, with over 7,000 robots in the air and 12,000 on the ground. Warfare has ... SEE MORE >>

Return of the Taliban

Return of the Taliban
Current Affairs - 1x57

FRONTLINE reports from the lawless Pakistani tribal areas along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and reveals how the area has fallen under the control of a resurgent Taliban militia, which uses it as a launching pad for att... SEE MORE >>

Rise of ISIS, The

Rise of ISIS, The
Current Affairs - 1x53

“FRONTLINE continues to perform vital work in its coverage of the Middle East and the battle against terrorism, with its latest, The Rise of ISIS, forging what amounts to a sobering, well-reported trilogy with Losing ... SEE MORE >>

Rosevelt's America

Rosevelt's America
Current Affairs - 1x26

ROSEVELT'S AMERICA is a cinema verite profile of the struggles of a Liberian refugee to build a new life in America.  After being tortured and narrowly escaping execution during Liberia's civil war, Rosevelt Henderson mak... SEE MORE >>

Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement
Current Affairs - 1x57

FRONTLINE cuts through the fog of war to reveal the untold story of what happened in Haditha, Iraq: where twenty-four of the town's residents were killed by US forces in what many in the media branded "Iraq's My Lai".  Wit... SEE MORE >>

Rx for Survival

Rx for Survival
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Science, Social Issues - 6x57 or 8x57

From vaccines to antibiotics, clean water to nutrition, bio-terror threats to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the six-part series Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge tells the compelling stories of global health challenges a... SEE MORE >>

Sand Wars

Sand Wars
Current Affairs, Science - 1x52

*One of 2013's Highest Rated Documentaries on ARTE

BANFF Rockie Award Winner 2014 -- Best Environmental and Wildlife Documentary

Sand Wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on ... SEE MORE >>

Secret War, The

Secret War, The
Current Affairs - 1x17

FRONTLINE crosses the border into Pakistan, where correspondents Stephen Grey and Martin Smith go inside "The Secret War" against the militants. They uncover new details of a CIA "private army" of militiamen launching kill... SEE MORE >>

Secrets of the Vatican

Secrets of the Vatican
Current Affairs - 1x84

Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation, becoming the first pope to step down voluntarily in 600 years. In his wake, he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. Is Benedict’s successor, ... SEE MORE >>

Separate and Unequal

Separate and Unequal
Current Affairs - 1x60 or 2x30

Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional, FRONTLINE examines the comeback of segregation in America. The film focuses on Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a gr... SEE MORE >>

Showdown with Iran

Showdown with Iran
Current Affairs - 1x57

As Iraq descends into chaos and civil war, FRONTLINE examines the rise of its neighbor -- Iran -- as one of America's greatest threats and most puzzling foreign policy challenges.  Through interviews with key players on bo... SEE MORE >>

Sick Around America

Sick Around America
Current Affairs - 1x57

As the worsening economy leads to massive job losses -- potentially increasing the ranks of the tens of millions of Americans without health insurance -- FRONTLINE travels the country examining the nation's broken health c... SEE MORE >>

Sick Around the World

Sick Around the World
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x57

Four in five Americans say the US health-care system needs "fundamental" change.  Can the US learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different fro... SEE MORE >>

Silence, The

Silence, The
Current Affairs, Social Issues - 1x28

Producer Tom Curran and reporter Mark Trahant examine a little-known chapter of the Catholic Church sex abuse story: decades of abuse of Native Americans by priests and church workers in Alaska. The isolation of the villag... SEE MORE >>

Spill, The

Spill, The
Current Affairs - 1x53

Long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf, BP was widely viewed as a company that valued deal-making and savvy marketing over safety, a "serial environmental criminal" that left behind a long trail of problem... SEE MORE >>

Spy Factory, The

Spy Factory, The
Current Affairs, Science - 1x57

In this production based on the newly released book by Jim Bamford, NOVA brings to light the modern technology underlying the National Security Agency's ongoing hunt for information in the war on terror.  In the aftermath ... SEE MORE >>

Spying on the Home Front

Spying on the Home Front
Current Affairs - 1x57

FRONTLINE addresses an issue of major consequence for all Americans: Is the Bush administration's domestic war on terrorism jeopardizing our civil liberties?  Reporter Hedrick Smith examines the growing legal controversy o... SEE MORE >>

Suicide Plan, The

Suicide Plan, The
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x87

No decision is more personal than the choice to end one’s life. For those with fatal and incurable diseases, seeking help to hasten death means navigating ethical questions as well as legal risks for those left behind, i... SEE MORE >>

Syria Behind the Lines

Syria Behind the Lines
Current Affairs - 1x53

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