This week and next, many students across the country are heading back to the classroom. You can too with these five documentaries from FRONTLINE about education in America.
Education September 1, 2015, 11:48 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
This week and next, many students across the country are heading back to the classroom. You can too with these five documentaries from FRONTLINE about education in America.
Law & Disorder August 26, 2015, 12:16 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
As the nation marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, explore three different FRONTLINE documentaries about the disaster, its lingering aftermath and lessons learned from the storm.
Inside FRONTLINE August 4, 2015, 1:23 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
We’ll bring you encore presentations of three popular FRONTLINE documentaries.
Inside FRONTLINE July 28, 2015, 11:49 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Edge, whose most recent documentary with FRONTLINE is May’s acclaimed “Outbreak,” will join FRONTLINE Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath in recruiting new filmmakers and building FRONTLINE’s strategy around international co-productions and new production models.
Inside FRONTLINE July 22, 2015, 1:19 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
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.
Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty July 21, 2015, 1:47 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
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.
Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty July 17, 2015, 12:56 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
“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.”
Escaping ISIS July 14, 2015, 10:26 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
It’s a chilling sight: A group of men laughing as they discuss buying and selling women as slaves.
Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty July 2, 2015, 2:24 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
This month, go inside a secret network that’s rescuing women being held captive by ISIS.
Growing Up Trans June 30, 2015, 7:49 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
There are things Isaac loves about being on testosterone — growing more muscle, a deep booming voice. But for transgender young adults like him who have used the drug for their transition, there are downsides, too.
Growing Up Trans June 29, 2015, 9:03 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
For 13-year-old Ariel, the transition from boy to girl hasn’t always been easy, but family support has helped.
Inside FRONTLINE June 23, 2015, 5:15 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Shayla Harris, an award-winning producer and journalist who has helped to lead The New York Times’ video efforts for nearly a decade, is joining FRONTLINE (PBS) as senior producer for digital video.
Uncategorized June 4, 2015, 4:13 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
This month on FRONTLINE: What life is like for children who are “Growing Up Trans.” Plus, an investigation uncovering the scourge of “Rape on the Night Shift.”
Obama at War May 26, 2015, 9:31 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
The Pentagon had no contingency plan in place when ISIS seized control of Iraq’s second largest city in 2014, says Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, in an interview for the new FRONTLINE documentary “Obama at War.”
Obama at War May 25, 2015, 6:59 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
When a chemical weapons attack struck near Damascus in 2013, “our finger was on the trigger” to start airstrikes, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tells FRONTLINE. But then, the president had second thoughts.
Secrets, Politics and Torture May 19, 2015, 12:09 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
When videotapes depicting “enhanced interrogations” of two Al Qaeda suspects in CIA detention were destroyed, even the agency’s own lawyer says he was shocked.
Secrets, Politics and Torture May 15, 2015, 2:45 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
The blockbuster reflected the CIA’s narrative that “enhanced interrogation techniques” — widely criticized as torture — were key in finding and killing Osama bin Laden. But was that version of history true?
Inside FRONTLINE May 13, 2015, 12:00 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Raney Aronson will become the new executive producer of FRONTLINE, succeeding David Fanning, who founded the award-winning investigative documentary series and is stepping away after three decades.
The Trouble with Chicken May 12, 2015, 10:15 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Eighty percent of chicken sold today has been cut up into parts — a process that can release salmonella buried in the skin. But government inspections mainly focus on whole chickens.
Inside FRONTLINE May 11, 2015, 2:19 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
“Solitary Nation,” a documentary about the raw reality of life in solitary confinement, and “Firestone and the Warlord,” an investigation of the iconic tire company’s secret history in Liberia — have won 2015 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards.
Inside FRONTLINE May 11, 2015, 10:20 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Called “Recipe for a Famine,” the project is one of eight “Magic Grant” winners announced Monday by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation.
The Trouble with Chicken May 11, 2015, 10:00 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
More than 20 years ago, four children were killed in an outbreak of E. coli O157 — a dangerous strain of bacteria that was linked back to undercooked hamburgers from Jack in the Box fast food restaurants.
Outbreak May 5, 2015, 10:14 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
In March 2014, the mysterious disease that had been spreading in Guinea’s forest region was officially confirmed as Ebola. The discovery called for aggressive action, but the government didn’t know how to respond.
Inside FRONTLINE April 24, 2015, 6:00 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Ebola. Chicken. Torture. ISIS. Our lineup in May features four powerful investigations whose scope stretches from the jungles of Guinea, to the corridors of power in Washington, to the food on your plate.
Press Room April 23, 2015, 9:33 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
FRONTLINE’s two-part investigation of the NSA’s surveillance activities post-9/11 has been honored with a Peabody Award for excellence in documentary filmmaking.
American Terrorist April 21, 2015, 3:00 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Inside David Coleman Headley’s journey from heroin smuggler to DEA informant to terrorist.
The Fight for Yemen April 7, 2015, 1:31 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Safa Al Ahmad was one of the few reporters on the ground as the crisis in Yemen escalated.
Firestone and the Warlord April 3, 2015, 12:51 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
The collaborative investigation by FRONTLINE and ProPublica uncovered the iconic tire company’s deal with Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.
Inside FRONTLINE March 31, 2015, 1:00 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
A raw, gripping report from inside Yemen kicks off our April slate of documentaries.
Inside FRONTLINE March 24, 2015, 4:30 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Making “The Vaccine War” was a unique journey for Jon Palfreman and Kate McMahon — and some of the film’s most striking footage came about in unexpected ways.
The Vaccine War March 23, 2015, 4:05 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Thanks to widespread vaccination, diseases that once killed thousands of Americans each year have become so rare in the U.S. that most younger doctors have never seen an in-person case.
Inside FRONTLINE March 18, 2015, 2:50 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
These six true-crime films from FRONTLINE explore the dark corners of both the human mind and the criminal justice system — and they’re all streaming online, for free, right now.
Secrets of the Vatican March 13, 2015, 10:54 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
In the two years since he was announced as Pope Benedict XVI’s successor, Pope Francis has earned widespread admiration and remarkable cultural cachet. But he wasn’t always so well-known.
The Rise of ISIS March 11, 2015, 10:16 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
A new short film is a surprising glimpse into the everyday lives of ordinary young Iraqis.
Being Mortal March 2, 2015, 12:39 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Go inside the making of “Being Mortal” with FRONTLINE filmmaker Tom Jennings and author and surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande.
Inside FRONTLINE February 25, 2015, 2:58 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
FRONTLINE investigates two heated battles in March: the fight against ISIS, and the resurgent vaccine debate.
Inside FRONTLINE February 15, 2015, 6:44 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
“United States of Secrets: Part One” and “League of Denial” took top honors.
Being Mortal February 10, 2015, 10:42 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
We want to hear from you: What would you do if your time became short?
Being Mortal February 10, 2015, 9:27 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Tom Jennings is no stranger to telling complicated and emotional stories on film, but making “Being Mortal” presented some unique challenges.
Inside FRONTLINE February 2, 2015, 3:14 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
FRONTLINE first broadcast the director’s “lost Holocaust film,” which is at the heart of the new HBO documentary “Night Will Fall,” in 1985.
Inside FRONTLINE January 28, 2015, 10:14 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Is modern medicine failing patients at the end of life — and what can be done to turn the tide? On Feb. 10, FRONTLINE teams with surgeon and bestselling author Atul Gawande to explore “Being Mortal.”
Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA January 6, 2015, 1:11 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
From the NRA’s political evolution, to the group’s relationship with firearm manufacturers, “Gunned Down” filmmaker Michael Kirk answers your questions.
Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA January 6, 2015, 10:59 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
As FRONTLINE reveals in “Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA,” premiering tonight on PBS stations and online, the NRA’s executive vice president wasn’t always a gun enthusiast.
Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA December 23, 2014, 11:47 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
We’ll kick off 2015 with an investigation of the power of the NRA and an examination of Vladimir Putin’s rise.
Inside FRONTLINE December 17, 2014, 6:04 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
David Fanning will be honored in his home country, South Africa – where television was once banned by the apartheid government.
Inside FRONTLINE December 17, 2014, 9:59 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Filmmaker Caitlin McNally shares the unexpected way she came across Alonza Thomas’ story, the challenges of making such an intimate film, and what surprised her most along the way.
Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA December 11, 2014, 4:02 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
“Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA” premieres Jan. 6 on FRONTLINE.
Inside FRONTLINE December 10, 2014, 11:14 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
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.
From Jesus to Christ December 2, 2014, 10:35 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Our lineup of FRONTLINE classics explores human behavior — both naughty and nice.
Firestone and the Warlord November 18, 2014, 9:42 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Our investigation spanned seven years and unearthed 44 lbs. of previously unreported court documents.
Firestone and the Warlord November 6, 2014, 1:05 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
This month, FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate an iconic American company’s secret history in Liberia.
The Rise of ISIS October 30, 2014, 12:45 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
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.
Being Mortal October 17, 2014, 4:30 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
“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.
Inside FRONTLINE October 14, 2014, 10:36 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
From your iPad to YouTube to Flipboard, we are where you are.
Inside FRONTLINE October 1, 2014, 10:15 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
The winning FRONTLINE projects included two documentaries on foreign affairs “Syria Behind the Lines,” “Outlawed in Pakistan”), one documentary on the U.S. economy (“The Retirement Gamble”), and a promotional trailer for “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis.”
Inside FRONTLINE September 26, 2014, 10:26 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
We’ll investigate the rise of ISIS, the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance, and a controversial Texas execution.
Inside FRONTLINE September 24, 2014, 9:15 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Columbia Journalism School will honor the veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker for “courageous and insightful reporting on some of the most complex stories of our time.”
Ebola Outbreak September 5, 2014, 10:22 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Filming in Sierra Leone was “like being in a war zone where the enemy is invisible,” said FRONTLINE’s Wael Dabbous, who spent two weeks on the ground as the outbreak spiraled out of control.
Inside FRONTLINE September 4, 2014, 10:40 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
From the West African nations of Sierra Leone and Nigeria, to the Chinese enclave of Macau, FRONTLINE’s lineup this month spans the globe.
Inside FRONTLINE August 13, 2014, 12:40 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
The FRONTLINE producer was on the ground in Iraq as the US began airstrikes against ISIS. He’s safely out now — and he’s answering your questions about what he saw.
Inside FRONTLINE July 31, 2014, 1:59 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Set your DVR for rebroadcasts of three popular documentaries this month.
Inside FRONTLINE July 15, 2014, 12:42 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Nine FRONTLINE documentaries — including an experimental digital film — and a promotional campaign have been nominated for 11 News and Documentary Emmy Awards this year.
Inside FRONTLINE July 3, 2014, 9:21 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
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.
Inside FRONTLINE June 25, 2014, 1:17 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
The largest gift from an individual in FRONTLINE’s history and a two-year Ford Foundation grant will support the series’ digital transformation.
Inside FRONTLINE May 22, 2014, 2:12 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
On May 27, FRONTLINE reveals firsthand the deep-seated hatreds between right-wing Ukrainian nationalists with historic ties to the Nazis, and violent pro-Russian separatists vying for control of the country.
Inside FRONTLINE May 15, 2014, 4:15 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
The award recognizes outstanding reporting on human rights and social justice issues.
Inside FRONTLINE May 5, 2014, 10:20 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
This month, FRONTLINE investigates the government’s massive secret surveillance program, travels to the raging conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, and examines the alarming rise of drug-resistant bacteria.
Locked Up In America April 29, 2014, 9:41 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Filmmaker Dan Edge and Huffington Post justice reporter Ryan Reilly will answer this question — and take yours. Join us Wed., April 30 at 2 pm EST.
Inside FRONTLINE April 24, 2014, 3:18 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
The May 2013 film explores the complicated rape case of Pakistani teenager Kainat Soomro.
Inside FRONTLINE April 14, 2014, 12:01 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Does online video need to be short and funny to be successful? That’s the conventional wisdom — but at FRONTLINE, we’re finding engaged and growing digital audiences for long form video journalism.
League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis April 2, 2014, 12:16 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
FRONTLINE’s investigation of the NFL’s concussion crisis wins a prestigious honor.
Inside FRONTLINE April 1, 2014, 1:46 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
This April, FRONTLINE presents two raw, explosive films that explore America’s fixation on incarceration.
Inside FRONTLINE March 10, 2014, 10:48 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
When he crossed into Swaziland to make a film about the rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis, Jezza Neumann wasn’t sure what to expect.
Inside FRONTLINE March 4, 2014, 11:56 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
From an award-winning investigation on the sexual assault of undocumented women to a deeply personal look at the rise of drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis, here’s what’s coming up next on FRONTLINE.
Syria at War February 4, 2014, 3:09 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Journalist Muhammad Ali was seriously injured by government shelling on a reporting trip to Syria one year ago. That didn’t stop him from going back.
Inside FRONTLINE January 24, 2014, 6:03 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
This February, three new FRONTLINE films will explore three big — and very different — questions.
Press Room January 8, 2014, 2:14 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Meet FRONTLINE Director James Jones.
Press Room December 20, 2013, 10:57 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Next month, we’ll go inside the government’s insider trading investigation of the hedge fund industry as well as the “Secret State of North Korea.” Plus a pre-Superbowl rebroadcast of our most-talked about film of 2013.
Inside FRONTLINE July 9, 2013, 12:08 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
The honor comes as FRONTLINE marks its 30th anniversary season.
Two American Families June 26, 2013, 4:53 pm ET · by Patrice Taddonio
Preview FRONTLINE’s “Two American Families,” coming July 9 from correspondent Bill Moyers.
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