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Putin's Way Putin's WayEncore PresentationSeptember 1st FRONTLINE investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia.
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The Trouble with Chicken FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat -- particularly poultry -- and why the food-safety system isn’t stopping the threat.


The Trouble with ChickenAug. 25, 2015 / 53:46
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our poultry, and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Watch Now »
The Retirement GambleAug. 18, 2015 / 53:37
Encore PresentationWill your IRA or 401K accounts ensure a safe retirement?Watch Now »
Gunned Down: The Power of the NRAAug. 4, 2015 / 54:10
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE investigates the politics and the power of the NRA.Watch Now »
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 »


In Big Sky Country, a Campaign Finance Fight Reverberates Still

A former Montana lawmaker has been banned from politics in an ongoing controversy around the role of "dark money" groups in the post-Citizens United campaign landscape. Read more

Criminal Justice
Another Setback for Prosecutors in Post-Katrina Police Shootings

This week, a federal court ordered a new trial for five officers convicted of shooting six unarmed civilians in the days following the storm. Read more

Fighting In Yemen Has Led to War Crimes on Both Sides of the Battle, Says Amnesty

The conflict in Yemen has resulted in a "bloody trail of civilian death" that in some instances, may amount to war crimes, the human rights group says in a new report. Read more

How AT&T Helped the NSA Spy on Millions

A new investigation finds that the NSA's relationship with the nation's second biggest wireless carrier was "unique and especially productive." Read more

Social Issues
From the Archives: A Conversation With Julian Bond

"I look back over my life ... and I see change, improvement, progress," the civil rights leader told FRONTLINE 30 years after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death. But stark economic divides within the black community left more work to be done, he said. Read more

Iraq / War on Terror
Is Abadi’s “Good Faith” Enough to Reform Iraq?

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi came into office during a time of crisis. Nearly one year later, he faces the difficult challenge of trying to reform Iraq's political system while continuing the fight against ISIS. Read more

Study of Former NFL Players Shows Risks for Brain from Youth Football

A new study is the first of its kind to show an association between early exposure to repetitive head impacts and structural brain changes later in life. Read more

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Four Years After Fukushima, Japan Makes a Return to Nuclear Power

A reactor at the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant is the first to be brought back online since Japan took the unprecedented step of mothballing all 48 of its reactors in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. Read more

The NFL’s Sydney Seau Problem

Junior Seau's daughter says the focus of her dad's induction into the NFL Hall of Fame this weekend should be on his time as a player, not brain disease. But the issue will be hard to ignore. Read more

The Voting Rights Act is 50. How Safe is it Still?

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Milwaukee Archdiocese Offers Settlement For Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse

A proposed settlement between the Milwaukee Archdiocese and hundreds of alleged victims would end one of the largest cases to emerge from the clergy abuse crisis. Read more

Coming in August on FRONTLINE: Guns, Retirement and Chicken

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

After Mullah Omar, What Comes Next For the Taliban?

News of Mullah Omar's death comes at a time when the Taliban faces internal power struggles and increased factionalism, even as it continues its brutal and deadly fight against the Afghan government. 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

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