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News on the Future of FRONTLINE

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.

FRONTLINE Wins Two Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards

“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.

FRONTLINE, Brown Institute Team Up to Support New Immersive Documentary Project

Called “Recipe for a Famine,” the project is one of eight “Magic Grant” winners announced Monday by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation.

Coming in May on FRONTLINE

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.

“Firestone and the Warlord” Wins an IRE Award

The collaborative investigation by FRONTLINE and ProPublica uncovered the iconic tire company’s deal with Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

Coming in April on FRONTLINE

A raw, gripping report from inside Yemen kicks off our April slate of documentaries.

“The Time Was Right to Revisit This Issue”: Behind the Scenes of “The Vaccine War”

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.

Did You Watch “The Jinx”? Here are Six True-Crime Docs to Stream Next

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.

Coming in March on FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE investigates two heated battles in March: the fight against ISIS, and the resurgent vaccine debate.

FRONTLINE Wins Two Writers Guild Awards

“United States of Secrets: Part One” and “League of Denial” took top honors.

“As Real as It Gets”: Inside the Making of “Being Mortal”

Tom Jennings is no stranger to telling complicated and emotional stories on film, but making “Being Mortal” presented some unique challenges.

Hitchcock and the Holocaust: “Memory of the Camps”

FRONTLINE first broadcast the director’s “lost Holocaust film,” which is at the heart of the new HBO documentary “Night Will Fall,” in 1985.

Coming in February on FRONTLINE

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.”

A Note from FRONTLINE

In the wake of Wednesday’s horrific attack on journalists and staff at Charlie Hebdo, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has announced grants to FRONTLINE, PBS NewsHour, PRI’s The World, & NPR in support of press freedom.

FRONTLINE’s Most Impactful Moments of 2014

Here are a few ways FRONTLINE films made a difference in 2014.

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.

FRONTLINE Wins 2 duPont-Columbia Awards

“United States of Secrets” and “Syria’s Second Front” were honored with the award, which honors excellence in broadcast and digital news.

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.

Press Release | FRONTLINE Expands Enterprise 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.

Coming in December on FRONTLINE

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

How We Uncovered Firestone’s Deal with Charles Taylor

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

Coming in November on FRONTLINE: Firestone and the Warlord

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

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.”

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.

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