• Emergency service workers are seen next to the wreckage of Pan Am flight 103, in a farmer's field east of Lockerbie, Scotland in this December 23, 1988  file photograph. The twentieth anniversary of the bombing of the jumbo jet flight from London to New York will be marked on December 21, 2008.      REUTERS/Greg Bos/Files  (BRITAIN) - RTR22QNB
    October 15, 2015  

    Scottish prosecutors say they have identified two suspects in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, and are asking the Libyan government to allow them to be interviewed. That comes just two days after the final episode of Frontline’s “My Brother’s Bomber,” which reexamined the case in search for new information. Jeffrey Brown speaks to filmmaker Ken Dornstein, whose brother was killed in the bombing. Continue reading

  • The front lines in Bustan Al-Qasr. In the background, regime-held Al-Iza’a neighborhood where snipers from both sides cover the area. Buildings at firing range are still inhabited by civilians. Illustration by Molly Crabapple
    September 24, 2015   BY Corinne Segal 

    Illustrator Molly Crabapple and writer Marwan Hisham wanted to capture the scenes of life amid war that often go unreported in Iraq and Syria, where the Islamic State has captured territory. Continue reading

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    August 4, 2015  

    Cartel wars have been raging for years now in Mexico, with civilians getting caught in the crossfire. To document the struggle against these cartels, Matthew Heineman embedded with two vigilante groups. He joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his new documentary, “Cartel Land.” Continue reading

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    July 31, 2015  

    The new documentary “Best of Enemies” pinpoints a key moment in broadcasting: a series of debates during the 1968 political conventions between two intellectual giants. William F. Buckley on the right and Gore Vidal on the left attracted a high national audience with intelligence and wit, as well as putdowns and insults. Filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon join Jeffrey Brown. Continue reading

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    July 10, 2015  

    Amy Winehouse was a mega-pop star, a singer with a multi-platinum album. But she’s just as well-known for her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction and her troubled relationships, which played out in front of the paparazzi before her death in 2011 at age 27. A new documentary by Asif Kapadia, “Amy,” tries to paint a more nuanced and compassionate portrait of the artist. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

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    June 23, 2015  

    When unarmed black teenager Jordan Davis was shot by a white man at a gas station, his mother and father struggled to get justice, but ultimately saw their son’s murderer convicted. Senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown looks at a new film that explores Davis’ story, as well as race, guns and stand your ground laws. Continue reading

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    June 2, 2015  

    Street Sense publishes the only newspaper by and for the homeless in Washington, D.C. The organization has long trained participants in journalism and writing, and now it’s expanding to offer more education in the arts and digital media, like photography and filmmaking, in hopes of giving people a toehold in new creative careers. The NewsHour’s Anne Davenport reports. Continue reading

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    April 28, 2015  

    The fall of Saigon is a story we think we know, says filmmaker Rory Kennedy. But in “Last Days in Vietnam,” a new documentary airing on PBS’ American Experience, the people who were there tell the almost unbelievable stories of what actually happened. Kennedy joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the chaos of those final hours, the human cost of war and lessons for the U.S. today. Continue reading

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    March 30, 2015  

    We have to know the story of cancer, says Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, because everyone comes in contact with the disease at some point in life. “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a new PBS documentary, offers a deep examination of cancer medicine, with signs of hope for the future. Judy Woodruff interviews Mukherjee, author of the book that inspired the series, and executive producer Ken Burns. Continue reading

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    March 30, 2015   BY Kyla Calvert Mason 

    At a time when documentaries are getting more attention from mainstream moviegoers, Ken Burns, the documentarian behind epics including “The Civil War,” “Baseball” and two dozen other films, says the best advice he can offer aspiring filmmakers may seem like platitudes.
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