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From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians From Jesus to Christ: The First ChristiansEncore PresentationDecember 23rd The story of the life of Jesus and the epic rise of Christianity. Said one critic: " It's a revelation of what television can be."
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Stickup Kid What happens when a juvenile offender is locked up in adult prisons?


Stickup KidDec. 17, 2014 / 28:18What happens when we lock up juvenile offenders in adult prisons? A FRONTLINE digital-exclusive film.Watch Now »
The Madoff AffairDec. 9, 2014 / 55:10
Encore PresentationInside the world's first global Ponzi scheme, and how he got away with it for so long...Watch Now »
Firestone and the WarlordNov. 18, 2014 / 1:23:40What 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 »
Solitary NationNov. 4, 2014 / 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 »
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 »


Afghanistan / Pakistan
Pakistani Court Grants Bail to Key Suspect in Mumbai Terror Attack

Pakistan's decision to free Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi came despite heightened calls to crackdown on militants following a deadly attack this week on schoolchildren in Peshawar. Read more

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Putin: Russia, the “Bear,” Will Survive Economic Pain

In his annual address to the media, Vladimir Putin discussed economic headwinds, tensions with the West and why Russia is treated like a beleaguered "bear." Read more

FRONTLINE Founder Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cape Town

David Fanning will be honored in his home country, South Africa – where television was once banned by the apartheid government. Read more

Criminal Justice
Why States Are Changing Course on Juvenile Crime

In the last six or seven years, states have begun to consider new approaches to juvenile offenders, backed by research showing that incarceration actually increases the chances a young person will commit another crime. Read more

Afghanistan / Pakistan
Taliban Attack On Pakistani School is Deadly and Symbolic

An attack that killed at least 132 children at an army-run school in Pakistan was not only one of the deadliest in recent history, it was also highly symbolic. Read more

Social Issues
Remembering a Symbol of Resilience from Post-Katrina New Orleans

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Herbert Gettridge came to be known as a "a poster child" for struggle, perseverance and resilience. Read more

Push to Reform the Freedom of Information Act Collapses in House

The collapse of a bill to reform a key pillar of federal open government laws marked a stinging setback for transparency advocates. Read more

Exclusive: Inside the NRA’s Response to Newtown

"Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA" premieres Jan. 6 on FRONTLINE. Read more

Iraq / War on Terror
How the CIA Outsourced Torture

Ali Soufan, a former top FBI interrogator, says torture must be permanently stopped. Read more

New Report Details the Economic Costs of Superbug Threat

Drug-resistant infections could cost 10 million deaths annually and up to $100 trillion by 2050, an economist projects. Read more

Iraq / War on Terror
Voices from the “Dark Side”: The CIA Torture Debate

A Senate investigation has prompted new debate on the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation" in the aftermath of 9/11. So what did key players who helped shape the policy think at the time? Read more

Poll: Wealthy, College-Educated Less Likely to Want Kids to Play Football

A new poll reveals deep divides by money, education, gender, politics and age. How will it affect the pipeline of football players? Read more

Appeals Court Casts Cloud Over Future of Insider Trading Cases

The reversal of two high-profile insider trading convictions may make it harder for prosecutors to rid the practice on Wall Street. Read more

FRONTLINE Expands Investigative Reporting Capacity with New Hires

The Enterprise Journalism Group, funded by the Ford Foundation, includes two producers who previously worked at CBS’s "60 Minutes" and a former "Wall Street Journal" reporter. Read more

Iraq / War on Terror
The CIA Torture Report: What You Need To Know

The CIA's use of enhanced interrogation practices such as waterboarding and "rectal rehydration" was worse and more widespread than the CIA admitted, according to a Senate investigation. Also: it didn't work. Read more

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