Programs by Year: 2012

Dec. 18, 2012

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

(240 minutes) The story of the life of Jesus and the epic rise of Christianity. Said one critic: " It's a revelation of what television can be." (Web site »)
Dec. 11, 2012

The Undertaking

(60 minutes) A haunting portrait of the world of Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, a family which has long cared for the dead - and the living. (Web site »)
Nov. 20, 2012

Poor Kids

(60 minutes) FRONTLINE explores what poverty means to children and to the country’s future. (Web site »)
Nov. 13, 2012

The Suicide Plan

(120 minutes) An unforgettable portrait takes viewers inside one of the most polarizing social issues of our time (Web site »)
Oct. 30, 2012

Big Sky, Big Money

(60 minutes) FRONTLINE travels to the remote epicenter of the campaign finance debate for a tale of money, politics, and intrigue. (Web site »)
Oct. 23, 2012

Climate of Doubt

(60 minutes) Coming Oct 23, FRONTLINE explores the massive shift in public opinion on climate change. (Web site »)
Oct. 9, 2012

The Choice 2012

A journey into the places, people and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency. (Web site »)
Sep. 25, 2012

Dropout Nation

(120 minutes) An unforgettable portrait of four students in crisis and the teachers, counselors, and principal waging a daily, personal struggle to get them to graduation. (Web site »)
Sep. 18, 2012

The Battle for Syria

FRONTLINE takes you inside the heart of the insurgency, where rebel groups are waging a full-scale assault on the forces of President Bashar al Assad. (Web site »)
Aug. 21, 2012

Flying Cheap

(60 minutes) Is the aviation system being stretched beyond its capacity to deliver service that is both cheap and safe? (Web site »)
Jul. 24, 2012

Alaska Gold

FRONTLINE probes the fault lines of a growing battle in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, home to the world's last great wild sockeye salmon fishery – and enormous mineral deposits. (Web site »)
Jul. 17, 2012

Middle School Moment

How one Bronx school is using a novel form of data collection and analysis to predict and prevent dropouts before they happen. (Web site »)
Jul. 17, 2012

Fast Times at West Philly High

Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition. (Web site »)
Jul. 10, 2012

ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America

(120 minutes) A groundbreaking two-hour exploration of one of the country's most urgent, preventable health crises. (Web site »)
Jun. 26, 2012

Dollars and Dentists

Millions of Americans can’t afford a visit to the dentist. FRONTLINE and the Center for Public Integrity investigate the flaws in our dental system and nascent proposals to fix them. (Web site »)
Jun. 19, 2012

Digital Nation

(120 minutes) Is our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we've gained? (Web site »)
Jun. 12, 2012

My Father, My Brother, and Me

(60 minutes) Correspondent Dave Iverson's personal journey to understand Parkinson's, a disease which has taken such a toll on his family. (Web site »)
May. 29, 2012

The Interrogator

(60 minutes) An extended conversation with Ali Soufan, the FBI agent who was at the center of the 9/11 investigations (Web site »)
May. 29, 2012

Al Qaeda In Yemen

(60 minutes) Ghaith Abdul-Ahad travels deep into Yemen's radical heartland to investigate how Al Qaeda and affiliated militants have seized areas in southern Yemen and are winning some popular support. (Web site »)
May. 22, 2012

Six Billion Dollar Bet

FRONTLINE investigates MF Global's massive bet on European debt that went sour, leaving more than a billion dollars of customer funds missing. (Web site »)
May. 22, 2012

Cell Tower Deaths

(50 minutes) FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the hidden cost that comes with the demand for better and faster cell phone service. (Web site »)
Apr. 24, 2012

Money, Power and Wall Street

(240 minutes) In a special investigation, FRONTLINE goes inside the struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy (Web site »)
Apr. 17, 2012

The Real CSI

(60 minutes) How reliable is the science behind forensics? A FRONTLINE investigation finds serious flaws in some of the best-known tools of forensic science. (Web site »)
Mar. 27, 2012

Murdoch's Scandal

(60 minutes) The struggle over the future of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch's reputation and his family's fortunes. (Web site »)
Mar. 20, 2012

The Vaccine War

(60 minutes) Examining the raging debate--risks v. benefits and parents' right to make choices about their child v. the needs of a community (Web site »)
Feb. 28, 2012

Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown

(60 minutes) An unprecedented account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex after last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami. (Web site »)
Feb. 21, 2012

The Child Cases

(60 minutes) What happens when a child dies under suspicious circumstances? (Web site »)
Feb. 21, 2012

Educating Sergeant Pantzke

(40 minutes) For-profit college promise veterans a high quality degree -- but do they deliver? (Web site »)
Feb. 14, 2012

The Interrupters

(120 minutes) An unusually intimate, year-long journey across the stubbornly violent landscape of our cities through the eyes of those fighting to sow peace and security. (Web site »)
Feb. 7, 2012

Rules of Engagement

(60 minutes) What happened that November day in Haditha, Iraq gets to the heart of the war U.S. troops are fighting. (Web site »)
Jan. 31, 2012

Post Mortem

(60 minutes) Inside America's death investigation system. WARNING: Don't die in the wrong state. (Web site »)
Jan. 24, 2012

The Meth Epidemic

(60 minutes) Why, and how, have we reached the point where the United States has 1.5 million meth users - and rising? (Web site »)
Jan. 17, 2012

Nuclear Aftershocks

(60 minutes) FRONTLINE travels to three continents to explore the debate about nuclear power: Is it safe? What are the alternatives? And could a Fukushima-style disaster happen in the U.S.? (Web site »)
Jan. 10, 2012

A Perfect Terrorist

(60 minutes) FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the mysterious circumstances behind David Headley’s rise from heroin dealer and U.S. government informant to plotter of the 2008 attack on Mumbai. (Web site »)
Jan. 3, 2012

The Secret War

(40 minutes) Inside the deepest front in America's war against Al Qaeda and the Taliban: Pakistan (Web site »)
Jan. 3, 2012

Opium Brides

(60 minutes) Najibullah Quraishi reports on the harrowing story of the collateral damage of the counter-narcotics effort in Afghanistan. (Web site »)
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