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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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?
“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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Additional funding is provided by the Park Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Wyncote Foundation,
and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.