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First Aired: January 17th, 1983
Status: Continuing
Network: PBS
Summary: Since it began in 1983, Frontline has been airing public-affairs documentaries that explore a wide scope of the complex human experience. Frontline's goal is to extend the impact of the documentary beyond its initial broadcast by serving as a catalyst for change.
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Kids Caught in the Crackdown
Air Date: November 12nd, 2019
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Season 2019
Coal's Deadly Dust / Targeting Yemen
Episode 1: Coal's Deadly Dust / Targeting Yemen
Air Date: January 22nd, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: Examining the rise of severe black lung disease among coal miners, and the failure to respond. An investigation with NPR reveals the biggest disease clusters ever documented, and how industry and government failed to protect miners. Also in this two-hour report - A report from Yemen. Correspondent Safa Al Ahmad reports from inside Yemen, investigating the escalation of the U.S. fight against Al Qaeda and its impact on civilians. She travels to the front lines, visiting the sites of Special Forces raids and a deadly drone strike to shed light on how the U.S. counter-terrorism strategy is playing out on the ground.
Predator on the Reservation
Episode 2: Predator on the Reservation
Air Date: February 12nd, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: A report on a pediatrician accused of sexually abusing Native American boys for years. An investigation with The Wall Street Journal into the decades-long failure to stop a government doctor who moved from reservation to reservation despite warnings.
Right to Fail
Episode 3: Right to Fail
Air Date: February 26th, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: Thousands of New Yorkers with severe mental illnesses won the chance to live independently in supported housing, following a 2014 federal court order. FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate what’s happened to people moved from adult homes into apartments and find more than two dozen cases in which the system failed, sometimes with deadly consequences.
The Trial of Ratko Mladić
Episode 4: The Trial of Ratko Mladić
Air Date: March 19th, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: Go inside the war crimes trial of Ratko Mladić, one of the most infamous figures of the Balkan wars in the 1990s. Offering exclusive access to the prosecution and defense teams, the film chronicles the trial of a man accused of genocide and war crimes. It also gives firsthand accounts from survivors of atrocities Mladić is accused of masterminding.
The Mueller Investigation
Episode 5: The Mueller Investigation
Air Date: March 22nd, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: For two years, special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has dominated headlines. Drawing from interviews with U.S. officials, Trump advisers, legal experts and journalists, FRONTLINE offers an inside look into the investigation that President Donald Trump has continually deemed a “witch hunt.”
Marcos Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Episode 6: Marcos Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Air Date: April 15th, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: Elizabeth Perez, a decorated U.S. Marine veteran, fights to reunite her family after her undocumented husband, Marcos, is deported. Meanwhile, Marcos is alone in Mexico, working as a soccer referee, struggling with depression and fighting the urge to cross the border illegally to see his family. In a special presentation from FRONTLINE, Independent Lens and VOCES, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (Kind-Hearted Woman, Country Boys, The Farmer’s Wife), examines the U.S. immigration system through two unforgettable protagonists whose lives reveal the human cost of deportation.
The Abortion Divide
Episode 7: The Abortion Divide
Air Date: April 23rd, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: An investigation explores both sides of the abortion debate through the stories of women struggling with unplanned pregnancies.
The Last Survivors
Episode 8: The Last Survivors
Air Date: April 30th, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: Some of the last survivors of the Holocaust reflect on how their experiences affected the rest of their lives.
Trump's Trade War
Episode 9: Trump's Trade War
Air Date: May 7th, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: The inside story of President Trump’s gamble to confront China over trade. Reporting from the U.S. and China, FRONTLINE and NPR investigate what led the world’s two largest economies to the brink, and the billions at stake.
Supreme Revenge
Episode 10: Supreme Revenge
Air Date: May 21st, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: Inside the no-holds-barred war for control of the Supreme Court. From Brett Kavanaugh to Robert Bork, an investigation of how a 30-year-old grievance transformed the court and turned confirmations into bitter, partisan conflicts.
Sex Trafficking in America
Episode 11: Sex Trafficking in America
Air Date: May 28th, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: Sex Trafficking in America tells the unimaginable stories of young women coerced into prostitution – and follows one police unit that’s committed to rooting out sexual exploitation.
Flint's Deadly Water
Episode 12: Flint's Deadly Water
Air Date: September 10th, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: A FRONTLINE documentary, drawing from a two-year investigation, uncovers the extent of a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak during the Flint water crisis — and how officials failed to stop it
The Crown Prince
Episode 13: The Crown Prince
Air Date: October 1st, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: One year after the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a two-hour FRONTLINE documentary investigates the rise and rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia (MBS). Correspondent Martin Smith, who has covered the Middle East for FRONTLINE for 20 years, examines the crown prince’s vision for the future, his handling of dissent, his relationship with the United States — and his ties to Khashoggi’s killing.
On the President's Orders
Episode 14: On the President's Orders
Air Date: October 8th, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: A searing, on-the-ground look at President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly campaign against suspected drug dealers and users in the Philippines, “On the President’s Orders” is told with unprecedented access to the police themselves. It offers a gripping, visually stunning window into the war on drugs — those carrying it out, and those most impacted by it.
Zero Tolerance
Episode 15: Zero Tolerance
Air Date: October 22nd, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: FRONTLINE investigates how President Trump turned immigration into a powerful political weapon that fueled division and violence. The documentary goes inside the efforts of three political insurgents to tap into populist anger, transform the Republican Party and crack down on immigration.
Fire in Paradise
Episode 16: Fire in Paradise
Air Date: October 29th, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: A year after the devastating Camp Fire, FRONTLINE examines who’s to blame and why it was so catastrophic. With accounts from survivors and first responders, the documentary tells the inside story of the most destructive fire in California’s history, its causes and the impact of climate change.
In the Age of AI
Episode 17: In the Age of AI
Air Date: November 5th, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: The promise and perils of AI, from fears about work and privacy to the U.S.-China rivalry.
Episode 18: Kids Caught in the Crackdown
Air Date: November 12nd, 2019, 09:00 PM
Summary: An investigation into the widespread consequences and business of the mass confinement of migrant children detained under President Donald Trump's immigration policies; sexual exploitation of women in Iraq.