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Mass Shootings, a Supreme Court Ruling, Bipartisan Legislation: How America Reached This Moment on Guns

June 29, 2022
FRONTLINE has been chronicling America’s dialogue on guns for years. Get the backstory on the recent news in these documentaries.

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After George Floyd

Covering Minneapolis in the Wake of George Floyd
New in The FRONTLINE Dispatch podcast: Star Tribune Editor Suki Dardarian joins us from Minneapolis to discuss the newsroom’s Pulitzer-winning reporting and “Police on Trial,” our new documentary with the Star Tribune.
June 3, 2022
Exclusive: A Former MPD Lieutenant Reported Another Cop. He Says He Paid a Price.
When Rich Jackson saw the footage — featured in the new documentary "Police on Trial" — that ultimately helped set in motion his exit from the Minneapolis Police Department, the then-lieutenant had a three-word reaction: “What the hell?”
June 2, 2022
‘An Unfiltered View’: Producers of ‘Police on Trial’ on What the Documentary Reveals 2 Years After the Murder of George Floyd
"That's the value of time — to not just watch and see this chronology unfold, but to really push through the surface-level narratives," said Mike Shum, director of "Police on Trial," about the new documentary from FRONTLINE and Star Tribune.
May 31, 2022
Chauvin, MPD Named in 2 Federal Excessive Force Lawsuits Dating to 2017, Involving Teenager, Woman
A teenager who was pinned under Derek Chauvin’s knee three years before George Floyd’s murder filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday, saying in an interview that the Minneapolis Police Department should have fired or disciplined the ex-officer for the earlier incident.
May 31, 2022

Climate change over the decades

Inside Big Oil's Push Against Climate Change Action
New in The FRONTLINE Dispatch podcast: The fossil fuel industry cast doubt on climate change for decades, even as the scientific evidence grew stronger and the warnings more dire. Investigative reporter Russell Gold joins executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath to discuss FRONTLINE’s three-part series “The Power of Big Oil.”
May 4, 2022
The Fossil Fuel Industry Marketed Natural Gas as a Cleaner Alternative. But They Weren’t Monitoring for Methane Leaks, Former Exxon Mobil Engineer Says.
“There wasn't much appetite for management to measure methane leakage because, if they found out there was a problem, they would have to do something about it,” Dar-Lon Chang says in ‘The Power of Big Oil, Part Three: Delay.’
May 3, 2022
A Government Scientist Warned About Climate Change in 2001. Exxon Mobil Sought to Have Him Removed.
The oil company “tried to control the discussion of the United States,” Michael MacCracken says in ‘Doubt,’ part two of the three-part documentary series ‘The Power of Big Oil.’
April 26, 2022
‘Truth Has Nothing to Do With Who Wins the Argument’: New Details on Big Oil’s Campaign to Defeat Climate Action
The fossil fuel industry employed PR tactics in the 1990s to emphasize uncertainty on climate change, episode one of the three-part documentary series ‘The Power of Big Oil’ reports in new detail.
April 19, 2022
"In a lot of respects, the police department of today very much resembles that of the one that existed before George Floyd's death. It kind of begs the question of how much has really changed ..."
LIBOR JANY, Reporter, Star Tribune

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Mass Shootings, a Supreme Court Ruling, Bipartisan Legislation: How America Reached This Moment on Guns
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June 29, 2022
The Supreme Court Has Overturned 'Roe v. Wade.' These Documentaries Show How We Got Here.
Overriding nearly five decades of legal precedent, the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S. These documentaries offer context on how America reached this moment.
June 24, 2022
American Reckoning
Who killed Wharlest Jackson Sr.? In investigating the unsolved 1967 murder of a local NAACP leader, "American Reckoning" reveals an untold story of the civil rights movement and Black resistance.
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FRONTLINE and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters from our local journalism partner Star Tribune examine one of the most pivotal events in the history of race and policing in America.
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Why the Black Educator Forced Out Over Bogus Critical Race Theory Claims Wanted to Share Her Story
ProPublica reporter Nicole Carr explains why educator Cecelia Lewis was hesitant to speak to reporters about white parents forcing her out of her job and why she ultimately decided she had to.
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A 1967 Murder and a ‘Reckoning’ with the Truth
New in The FRONTLINE Dispatch podcast: The documentary "American Reckoning" traces the life and death of Wharlest Jackson Sr., the history of Black resistance in his hometown and his family’s struggle for justice.
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White Parents Rallied to Chase a Black Educator Out of Town. Then, They Followed Her to the Next One.
Cecelia Lewis was asked to apply for a Georgia school district’s first-ever administrator job devoted to diversity, equity and inclusion. A group of parents — coached by local and national anti-CRT groups — had other plans.
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