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Solitary Nation Solitary NationEncore PresentationNovember 4th With unprecedented access, FRONTLINE shows you what it's really like for prisoners who are serving time in solitary confinement.
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The Rise of ISIS FRONTLINE's in-depth investigation of the brutal terrorist group's ascent


The Rise of ISISOct. 28, 2014 / 53:41FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS. Watch Now »
Losing IraqOct. 21, 2014 / 1:24:10
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq: What went wrong? How did we get here? And what happens now?Watch Now »
The Trouble with AntibioticsOct. 14, 2014 / 53:41FRONTLINE investigates the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance.Watch Now »
Death by FireOct. 7, 2014 / 54:06
Encore PresentationCameron Todd Willingham - executed for the arson murder of his three daughters. Could this case change the death penalty debate? Watch Now »
League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion CrisisSep. 30, 2014 / 1:53:41
Encore PresentationWhat did the NFL know, and when did they know it? FRONTLINE reveals the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries.Watch Now »
Ebola OutbreakSep. 9, 2014 / 27:26FRONTLINE reports from inside the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.Watch Now »
Hunting Boko HaramSep. 9, 2014 / 25:01FRONTLINE investigates evidence that in the fight against Boko Haram, members of the Nigerian military and state-sponsored militias have been committing atrocities against civilians.Watch Now »
Secret State of North KoreaSep. 2, 2014 / 53:41
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE shines a light on the hidden world of the North Korean people, revealing how ordinary citizens are resisting one of the world's most oppressive regimesWatch Now »
A Death in St. AugustineAug. 26, 2014 / 53:39
Encore PresentationWhat happens when the police are faced with domestic violence allegations within their own ranks? FRONTLINE and The New York Times investigateWatch Now »
The Retirement GambleAug. 19, 2014 / 53:37
Encore PresentationWill your IRA or 401K accounts ensure a safe retirement?Watch Now »
Generation LikeAug. 5, 2014 / 53:41
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media - and how big brands are increasingly co-opting young consumers' digital presences.Watch Now »
Losing IraqJul. 29, 2014 / 1:24:10FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq: What went wrong? How did we get here? And what happens now?Watch Now »
Poor KidsJul. 22, 2014 / 53:39
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE explores what poverty means to children and to the country’s future.Watch Now »
Separate and UnequalJul. 15, 2014 / 27:14Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional, school segregation is making a comeback. Watch Now »
Omarina's StoryJul. 15, 2014 / 23:07FRONTLINE updates the story of a struggling student from the Bronx who today is excelling at an elite prep school thanks to a groundbreaking program to stem the high school dropout crisis.Watch Now »
Secrets of the VaticanJul. 8, 2014 / 1:23:41
Encore PresentationAn inside look at the scandals that rocked Benedict’s Papacy.Watch Now »
To Catch a TraderJul. 1, 2014 / 52:42
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE goes inside the dramatic, unprecedented hunt that uncovered vast insider trading at Wall Street hedge funds.Watch Now »
Syria: Arming the RebelsMay. 27, 2014 / 18:10FRONTLINE finds Syrian rebel fighters who say they're being secretly armed and trained by the United States. Watch Now »
The Battle for UkraineMay. 27, 2014 / 32:04FRONTLINE reveals deep-seated hatreds between right-wing Ukrainian nationalists and violent pro-Russian separatists vying for control of the country.Watch Now »
United States of Secrets (Part Two)May. 20, 2014 / 1:54:11How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans?Watch Now »


Iraq / War on Terror
White House Official Defends Administration’s ISIS Response

The day after FRONTLINE's "The Rise of ISIS" aired, a White House official defended the Obama administration against criticism that it was slow to respond to warnings about the terrorist group. Read more

Iraq / War on Terror
In Their Own Words: Sunnis on Their Treatment in Maliki’s Iraq

They describe the many grievances of Iraq’s Sunni population, which they say led to the resurrection of the Sunni insurgency — once again providing a safe haven for extremists. Read more

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Pro-Western Parties Win Big in Ukraine Elections

But the separatist-controlled eastern regions of the country did not participate. Read more

Iraq / War on Terror
An ISIS Jailbreak at Abu Ghraib: “Hell Is Coming”

A July 2013 ISIS attack on Abu Ghraib freed more than 500 prisoners -- and came at a crucial time. Read more

Watch “Ebola Outbreak” With the Filmmaker

The film is streaming online with a live chat room where filmmaker Wael Dabbous will take your questions Read more

Most of the Country is Already Voting in the Midterm Elections

As of today, 31 states have started early voting for the Nov. 4 midterm elections. Read more

WHO Report: TB Epidemic “Even Bigger Than We Thought”

Treatment for drug resistant TB hasn’t kept pace, and some nations are facing epidemics. Read more

Iraq / War on Terror
Can Haider al-Abadi Bridge Iraq’s Sectarian Divide?

Not without reining in the Shia militias operating on the ground, according to experts who spoke to FRONTLINE. Read more

Afghanistan / Pakistan
Billions in U.S. Spending Can’t Slow Afghan Opium Poppy Production

This comes despite $7.6 billion in counternarcotics spending by the U.S. there over the last decade -- and is projected to increase even more in 2014. Read more

Why Voter ID Laws Aren’t Really about Fraud

Proponents say these laws ensure election integrity, but a FRONTLINE analysis found that ID requirements aren't applied equally to all voters. Read more

How Should Doctors Help Terminally Ill Patients Prepare for Death?

"You don’t have to spend much time with the elderly or those with terminal illness to see, over and over and over again, how medicine fails the people it is supposed to help," says renowned surgeon and author Dr. Atul Gawande. Read more

Representatives Push for Travel Ban at Ebola Hearing

Following the death of the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., members of Congress questioned officials from several government agencies about the U.S. response to the disease. Read more

Can E. Coli in Supermarket Meat Cause UTIs?

There's been an increase in stubbornly hard-to-treat urinary tract infections, and Dr. Lance Price is testing to see whether supermarket meat may be the cause. Read more

A New Season — and New Ways to Experience FRONTLINE

From your iPad to YouTube to Flipboard, we are where you are. Read more

Courts Block Texas, Wisconsin Voter ID Laws

The decisions come amid a flurry of court challenges to laws that will affect how people vote in the November election. Read more

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