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Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA Gunned Down: The Power of the NRAEncore PresentationAugust 4th FRONTLINE investigates the politics and the power of the NRA.
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Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA President Obama has called gun control the one area where he’s felt "most stymied" while in office. The power and influence of the NRA is a major reason why.


Drug Lord: The Legend of ShortyJul. 21, 2015 / 1:23:10Two filmmakers set out to interview El Chapo Guzmán, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels. Watch Now »
Escaping ISISJul. 14, 2015 / 54:11Using undercover footage, FRONTLINE presents the gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS -- and follows an underground network that's helping them escape.Watch Now »
Hunting the Nightmare BacteriaJul. 7, 2015 / 53:41
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE investigates the rise of deadly drug-resistant bacteria. Watch Now »
Growing Up TransJun. 30, 2015 / 1:24:12An intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.Watch Now »
Rape on the Night ShiftJun. 23, 2015 / 53:41A joint investigation into the sexual abuse of immigrant women in the janitorial industry.Watch Now »
Solitary NationJun. 16, 2015 / 53:40
Encore PresentationWith unprecedented access, FRONTLINE shows you what it's really like for prisoners who are serving time in solitary confinement.Watch Now »
Prison StateJun. 9, 2015 / 1:23:40
Encore PresentationAn intimate look at the cycle of mass incarceration in America -- and one state's effort to reverse the trend. Watch Now »
Obama at WarMay. 26, 2015 / 54:14FRONTLINE goes inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria.Watch Now »
Secrets, Politics and TortureMay. 19, 2015 / 54:30The dramatic story of the fight over the CIA's controversial interrogation methods, widely criticized as torture. Watch Now »
The Trouble with ChickenMay. 12, 2015 / 53:46FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our poultry, and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Watch Now »
OutbreakMay. 5, 2015 / 54:16The vivid, inside story of how the Ebola outbreak began, and why it wasn't stopped before it was too late. Watch Now »
American TerroristApr. 21, 2015 / 1:23:46How secret electronic surveillance missed catching the Mumbai plotters -- and how American-born David Coleman Headley planned another Charlie Hebdo-like assault against a Danish newspaper.Watch Now »
Memory of the CampsApr. 14, 2015 / 57:32
Encore PresentationNo one who has seen this documentary can ever forget it . One critic said it has the power "to shake the soul."Watch Now »
The Fight for YemenApr. 7, 2015 / 54:34With Yemen in chaos, a gripping report from the heart of the escalating conflict. Watch Now »
The Vaccine WarMar. 24, 2015 / 53:41
Encore PresentationInside the raging debate: parents' right to make choices versus the needs of a community. Watch Now »
The Rise of ISISMar. 17, 2015 / 53:41
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS. Watch Now »
Being MortalFeb. 10, 2015 / 54:11FRONTLINE follows renowned writer and surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. Watch Now »
Firestone and the WarlordFeb. 3, 2015 / 1:23:40
Encore PresentationWhat are the costs of doing business in a war zone? FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. Watch Now »
League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion CrisisJan. 20, 2015 / 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 »
Putin's WayJan. 13, 2015 / 53:41FRONTLINE investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia. Watch Now »


Coming in August on FRONTLINE: Guns, Retirement and Chicken

We'll bring you encore presentations of three popular FRONTLINE documentaries. Read more

Human Trafficking: A Crime Hard to Track Proves Harder to Fight

With human trafficking generating an estimated $150 billion each year in illegal profits, the trafficking in persons has become one of the fastest growing criminal industries worldwide. Read more

The Staggering Death Toll of Mexico’s Drug War

In the last seven years, killings in Mexico have steadily, if quietly, outpaced the number of civilian deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. Read more

FRONTLINE Nominated for Nine Emmy Awards

FRONTLINE investigations into everything from the Ebola outbreak, to the secret history of the government's mass surveillance program, to the relationship between an iconic American company and a Liberian warlord were nominated. Read more

Locked In a Garage with One of “El Chapo” Guzmán’s Meth Traffickers

In their quest to find and interview the drug kingpin known as "El Chapo," two filmmakers found themselves locked in a garage with a meth trafficker. Read more

Meet the Mother of “El Chapo”: “Even as a Little Child, He Had Ambitions”

“I remember he had a lot of paper money — little notes of 50’s and 5’s,” the drug kingpin's mother told FRONTLINE in a rare on-camera interview prior to her son's 2014 arrest. "He’d count and recount them, then tie them up in little piles." Read more

Why’s It Taking So Long to Close Guantanamo?

President Obama has had a great summer. But one of the first items he vowed to check off as president remains undone: closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. Read more

Life After ISIS: For Survivors, Sparse Support Means Lasting Struggles

The battle against ISIS has been waged largely by men. But it is women and children who have borne some of the more horrific violence. Read more

How People Are Using Technology Against ISIS

While ISIS uses technology to spread propaganda and terror, its opponents are using it to interfere with its rule, its narrative and its grip on power. Read more

Watch: On “Slave Market Day,” ISIS Trades Women for Cash, Weapons

It’s a chilling sight: A group of men laughing as they discuss buying and selling women as slaves. Read more

How ISIS Is Using Women To Police Other Women

Despite ISIS' brutal treatment of women, some now actively fight for the militant group, helping to enforce its vision for an Islamic State. Read more

Drug Kingpin “El Chapo” Guzmán Escapes Prison For a Second Time

Joaquín Guzmán Loera's escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico on Saturday began through a 20 inch by 20 inch opening dug from his shower stall. Read more

The U.S. is Training Just 60 Rebels in Syria, Says Defense Secretary

The U.S. hopes to train 15,000 moderate rebels to fight ISIS inside Syria, but the number currently in training is "not impressive," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told lawmakers Tuesday. Read more

Report: Ebola Outbreak Exposed “Organizational Failings” at WHO

A scathing review found the WHO unable to respond rapidly to global health emergencies, despite it status as the U.N. agency countries look to when dealing with crises like the Ebola outbreak. Read more

Podcast: Who Is Responsible for Rape on the Night Shift?

Estimates from the Justice Department show that about 50 workers a day are sexually assaulted or raped on the job. So when attacks occur, who's responsible? Read more

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