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“Stickup Kid” Wins Online Journalism Award

Judges praised the FRONTLINE project about a 16-year-old sentenced to adult prison as “heartbreaking, memorable, honest.”

“Ebola Outbreak: A Virtual Journey,” FRONTLINE’s First Virtual Reality Documentary, Debuts at ONA on Sept. 26 | Press Release

Filmed in West Africa on 360-degree cameras, FRONTLINE’s “Ebola Outbreak: A Virtual Journey” is a collaborative project with Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism and Secret Location.

“My Brother’s Bomber,” a Three-Part Series Beginning Sept. 29 | Press Release + Trailer

Ken Dornstein sets out to find the men responsible for blowing up Pam Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie — a terrorist act that killed 270 people, including his brother David.

Dan Edge Joins FRONTLINE’s Expanding Team as Senior Producer and Commissioning Editor

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 Nominated for Nine Emmy Awards

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.

July 14: “Escaping ISIS” | Press Release + Trailer

Using undercover footage, a new FRONTLINE documentary reveals gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the group’s brutal reign.

On Facebook First, FRONTLINE Presents an Original Series Exploring What It’s Really Like to Be “Growing Up Trans”

The series launches Sunday, June 28 on the FRONTLINE Facebook page.

FRONTLINE and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism Launch New Reporting Fellowship Program

Six Columbia graduates will join FRONTLINE for one-year fellowships over the next three years to report major transmedia projects across our broadcast and digital platforms.

The New York Times’ Shayla Harris Joins FRONTLINE

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.

June 23: “Rape on the Night Shift”| Press Release + Trailer

FRONTLINE, Univision, IRP, Reveal from CIR and KQED are reteaming to uncover the sexual abuse of immigrant women, often undocumented, who clean the malls where you shop, the banks where you do business, and the offices where you work.

June 30: “Growing Up Trans” | Press Release + Trailer

On June 30, a 90-minute FRONTLINE special explores the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents.

May 26: “Obama at War” | Press Release + Trailer

Veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith goes inside the administration’s struggle to deal with ISIS and Syria’s civil war.

New Executive Producer Named at FRONTLINE, WGBH’s Iconic Investigative Series

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.

May 19: “Secrets, Politics and Torture” | Press Release + Trailer

On May 19, FRONTLINE investigates the CIA’s secret interrogation program.

Coming May 5: “Outbreak” | Press Release + Trailer

FRONTLINE reveals the vivid, inside story why the Ebola outbreak wasn’t stopped before it was too late.

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.

FRONTLINE Wins Peabody Award for “United States of Secrets”

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.

Coming May 12: “The Trouble with Chicken” | Press Release + Trailer

When chicken sickens: inside a major salmonella outbreak and a broken food safety system.

Press Release | Mar. 24 on FRONTLINE: Should Vaccinating Children Be A Choice?

With measles making a comeback, FRONTLINE investigates the latest chapter in the war over vaccines.

Note from FRONTLINE on “Bigger Than Vegas”

Last fall, we announced we were postponing our film on gambling in Macau, “Bigger than Vegas,” so more work could be done.

Press Release | FRONTLINE Teams with Atul Gawande to Explore Being Mortal

Death is something we will all one day face. So why is it so hard for doctors to talk about dying with their patients?

Press Release | On Jan. 13, FRONTLINE Investigates Vladimir Putin’s Path to Power

On Jan. 13, FRONTLINE investigates of the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Putin’s rise and reign.

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.

Press Release | FRONTLINE Investigates the Unrivaled Political Power of the NRA

On Jan. 6, veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk explores the power and politics of the NRA.

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.

Press Release | FRONTLINE and ProPublica Investigate the Secret History of Firestone in Liberia

On Nov. 18, FRONTLINE and ProPublica team up to investigate an iconic American company’s secret history in Liberia.

Press Release | FRONTLINE Announces Major Investigation of How and Why ISIS Rose to Power

On October 28, FRONTLINE presents “The Rise of ISIS” — a major, in-depth investigation of the brutal terrorist group’s ascent, from veteran producer and journalist Martin Smith.

Press Release | FRONTLINE Investigates the Growing Superbug Crisis

In a two-part hour airing Oct. 14, FRONTLINE examines antibiotic use on the American farm and revisits a nightmare bacteria outbreak at the NIH.



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