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Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA

Coming in January on FRONTLINE

We’ll kick off 2015 with an investigation of the power of the NRA and an examination of Vladimir Putin’s rise.


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.


Inside the Making of “Stickup Kid”

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

Exclusive: Inside the NRA’s Response to Newtown

“Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA” premieres Jan. 6 on FRONTLINE.


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.

From Jesus to Christ

Coming in December on FRONTLINE

Our lineup of FRONTLINE classics explores human behavior — both naughty and nice.

Firestone and the Warlord

How We Uncovered Firestone’s Deal with Charles Taylor

Our investigation spanned seven years and unearthed 44 lbs. of previously unreported court documents.

Firestone and the Warlord

Coming in November on FRONTLINE: Firestone and the Warlord

This month, FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate an iconic American company’s secret history in Liberia.

The Rise of ISIS

White House Official Defends Administration’s ISIS Response

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

How Should Doctors Help Terminally Ill Patients Prepare for Death?

“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.


A New Season — and New Ways to Experience FRONTLINE

From your iPad to YouTube to Flipboard, we are where you are.


FRONTLINE Wins Four Emmy Awards

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.”


Coming in October on FRONTLINE

We’ll investigate the rise of ISIS, the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance, and a controversial Texas execution.


FRONTLINE’s Martin Smith Named 2014 Chancellor Award Winner

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

Inside the Ebola Outbreak

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.


Coming in September on FRONTLINE

From the West African nations of Sierra Leone and Nigeria, to the Chinese enclave of Macau, FRONTLINE’s lineup this month spans the globe.


Back from Iraq: 10 Questions with Martin Smith

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.


Coming in August on FRONTLINE

Set your DVR for rebroadcasts of three popular documentaries this month.


FRONTLINE Nominated for 11 Emmy Awards

Nine FRONTLINE documentaries — including an experimental digital film — and a promotional campaign have been nominated for 11 News and Documentary Emmy Awards this year.


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.


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.


Tuesday on FRONTLINE: “Battle Zones: Ukraine & Syria”

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.


FRONTLINE Wins Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for “Rape in the Fields”

The award recognizes outstanding reporting on human rights and social justice issues.


Coming in May on FRONTLINE

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

CANCELLED: Live Chat: Can America Kick Its Addiction to Incarceration?

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.


“Outlawed in Pakistan” Wins Overseas Press Club Award

The May 2013 film explores the complicated rape case of Pakistani teenager Kainat Soomro.


FRONTLINE Featured in Tow Center “Video Now” Report

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

FRONTLINE Wins Peabody Award for “League of Denial”

FRONTLINE’s investigation of the NFL’s concussion crisis wins a prestigious honor.


Coming in April on FRONTLINE

This April, FRONTLINE presents two raw, explosive films that explore America’s fixation on incarceration.


Filming a TB Epidemic, Up Close: Meet FRONTLINE Filmmaker Jezza Neumann

When he crossed into Swaziland to make a film about the rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis, Jezza Neumann wasn’t sure what to expect.


Coming in March on FRONTLINE

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

A Syrian Native Reports From Inside the War’s Second Front

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.


Coming in February on FRONTLINE

This February, three new FRONTLINE films will explore three big — and very different — questions.

Press Room

What’s It Like to Make a Film About Life Under Kim Jong-un?

Meet FRONTLINE Director James Jones.

Press Room

Coming in January 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.


FRONTLINE’s David Fanning to Receive Lifetime Achievement Emmy

The honor comes as FRONTLINE marks its 30th anniversary season.

Two American Families

In Milwaukee, a Family’s Struggle for Survival

Preview FRONTLINE’s “Two American Families,” coming July 9 from correspondent Bill Moyers.

Rape in the Fields

The Hidden Story of Rape on the Job in America

For the women who pick and handle the food we eat every day, sexual assault often comes with the job.




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