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Poor Kids Poor KidsEncore PresentationJuly 22nd FRONTLINE explores what poverty means to children and to the country’s future.
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The Battle for Ukraine FRONTLINE reveals the deep-seeded hatreds that are driving the fight for control of the country.


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 »
United States of Secrets (Part One)May. 13, 2014 / 1:54:11How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans?Watch Now »
Prison StateApr. 29, 2014 / 1:23:40An intimate look at the cycle of mass incarceration in America -- and one state's effort to reverse the trend. Watch Now »
Solitary NationApr. 22, 2014 / 53:40With unprecedented access, FRONTLINE shows you what it's really like for prisoners who are serving time in solitary confinement.Watch Now »
Secret State of North KoreaApr. 8, 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 »
TB Silent KillerMar. 25, 2014 / 1:23:41FRONTLINE presents an unforgettable portrait of lives forever changed by tuberculosis, once thought to be a disease of the past.Watch Now »
Rape in the FieldsMar. 18, 2014 / 53:38
Encore PresentationLowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America’s fields, farms and factories. Watch Now »
Secrets of the VaticanFeb. 25, 2014 / 1:23:41An inside look at the scandals that rocked Benedict’s Papacy.Watch Now »
Generation LikeFeb. 18, 2014 / 53:41FRONTLINE 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 »
Syria's Second FrontFeb. 11, 2014 / 21:21Three years in to Syria's civil war, another enemy has emerged: factions aligned with Al Qaeda. Go inside the rebels' new fight with rare, exclusive footage from inside the country.Watch Now »
League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion CrisisJan. 28, 2014 / 1:53:41
Encore PresentationWhat did the NFL know, and when did they know it? In a special two-part investigation, FRONTLINE reveals the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries.Watch Now »
Secret State of North KoreaJan. 14, 2014 / 53:41FRONTLINE 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 »
To Catch a TraderJan. 7, 2014 / 52:42FRONTLINE goes inside the dramatic, unprecedented hunt that uncovered vast insider trading at Wall Street hedge funds.Watch Now »
From Jesus to Christ: The First ChristiansDec. 31, 2013 / 1:50:44
Encore PresentationThe story of the life of Jesus and the epic rise of Christianity. Said one critic: " It's a revelation of what television can be."Watch Now »


From Kalashnikovs to Surface-to-Air Missiles in Eastern Ukraine

When FRONTLINE producer James Jones first met separatists in Eastern Ukraine they were armed with rusty Kalishnikovs. Now they're suspected of bringing down a plane. Read more

New UN Resolution to Expand Humanitarian Aid in Syria

The move allows the UN to send aid to rebel-held areas without the Syrian government's consent. But how many will it help? Read more

Citigroup to Pay $7 Billion to End Mortgage Deal Probe

The nation's third largest bank will pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into whether it misled investors about the quality of mortgage-related securities that it sold in the run-up to the financial crisis. Read more

An Insider Trading Acquittal Hints at New Landscape for Prosecutors

Nothing lasts forever. That's the lesson federal prosecutors in New York were reminded of this week when their unbeaten streak in a five-year crackdown on insider trading finally came to an end. Read more

What Pope Francis Has Done Differently in Tackling the Sexual Abuse Scandal

His approach has differed from his predecessors. Vatican expert Jason Berry explains how. Read more

Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

Judge Anita Brody's preliminary approval means that more than 18,000 players and their beneficiaries will now vote on the deal. Read more

Pope Francis Holds First Meeting With Abuse Victims

Pope Francis met with abuse victims in his latest effort to address the sexual abuse crisis in the church. But victims' advocates say it isn't enough. Read more

What Comes Next in Ukraine?

This week, the Ukrainian government let a unilateral ceasefire expire and launched a major offensive in the east. Read more

Coming in July on FRONTLINE

It's summer — but FRONTLINE isn't taking the season off. From the resegregation of American schools to the unfolding chaos in Iraq, here's a close look at FRONTLINE's July lineup. Read more

A Return to School Segregation in America?

Public schools are more segregated now than in 1968. Does it matter? FRONTLINE goes inside one school district's debate. Read more

Could BNP Conviction Signal the End of “Too Big To Jail”?

Nearly six years since the peak of the financial crisis, U.S. prosecutors are still battling the impression that no single bank is too big to jail. But a pair of recent victories may help reverse that perception. Read more

Social Issues
Watch: “Murder on Abortion Row”

The Supreme Court today struck down a Massachusetts law that established buffer zones around clinics that provide abortions. In 1994, FRONTLINE examined a tragedy that helped lead to that law, at the intersection of free speech and abortion, in "Murder on Abortion Row." Read more

NFL Removes Cap on Damages in Bid to End Concussion Lawsuit

The agreement comes nearly seven months after a U.S. District Court judge rejected an initial settlement, saying she did not believe that the $675 million set aside for damages would cover every player who may need aid. Read more

New Details Emerge in Hearing on Abuse at Spirit Lake

The Congressional hearing, called to shed light on the problem of child abuse and neglect on the Spirit Lake reservation, exposed a fundamental problem in Indian Country: a dearth of federal funds. Read more

FRONTLINE Wins Major Funding to Expand Investigative Reporting

The largest gift from an individual in FRONTLINE’s history and a two-year Ford Foundation grant will support the series’ digital transformation. Read more

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