Programs by Year: 2013

Dec. 24, 2013

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. 5, 2013

The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela

(120 minutes) FRONTLINE profiles the most widely known and revered political leader in the world -- Nelson Mandela. (Web site »)
Nov. 26, 2013

A Death in St. Augustine

(60 minutes) What happens when the police are faced with domestic violence allegations within their own ranks? FRONTLINE and The New York Times investigate (Web site »)
Nov. 19, 2013

Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?

An investigative biography examining the life and enduring mysteries of the man who assassinated President Kennedy. (Web site »)
Oct. 22, 2013

Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

(60 minutes) FRONTLINE investigates the rise of deadly drug-resistant bacteria. (Web site »)
Oct. 8, 2013

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

(120 minutes) What did the NFL know, and when did they know it? FRONTLINE reveals the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries. (Web site »)
Oct. 1, 2013

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 »)
Sep. 17, 2013

Egypt in Crisis

(60 minutes) FRONTLINE examines the rise and rapid fall of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. (Web site »)
Sep. 10, 2013

The Suicide Plan

(120 minutes) An unforgettable portrait takes viewers inside one of the most polarizing social issues of our time (Web site »)
Aug. 13, 2013

Football High

(60 minutes) High school football has never had a higher profile ... but is winning worth the risks? (Web site »)
Jul. 30, 2013

Life and Death in Assisted Living

FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate assisted living in America. (Web site »)
Jul. 16, 2013

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 »)
Jul. 9, 2013

Two American Families

(120 minutes) Bill Moyers chronicles the lives of two ordinary families over more than 20 years as they battle to keep from sliding into poverty. (Web site »)
Jul. 2, 2013


(60 minutes) The inside story of Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and the biggest intelligence breach in U.S. history. (Web site »)
Jun. 25, 2013

Rape in the Fields

(60 minutes) Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America’s fields, farms and factories. (Web site »)
May. 28, 2013

Outlawed in Pakistan

(60 minutes) The story of a girl in Pakistan whose life is at risk for daring to allege rape. (Web site »)
May. 14, 2013

Never Forget to Lie

Filmmaker Marian Marzynski returns to Poland to explore his own wartime childhood and the experiences of other child survivors of the Holocaust. (Web site »)
Apr. 30, 2013

Top Secret America

(60 minutes) Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dana Priest traces the journey from 9/11 to the Marathon bombings and investigates the secret history of the 12-year battle against terrorism. (Web site »)
Apr. 23, 2013

The Retirement Gamble

(60 minutes) Will your IRA or 401K accounts ensure a safe retirement? (Web site »)
Apr. 9, 2013

Syria Behind the Lines

(60 minutes) An unprecedented film documents the everyday life of both Syria’s rebels and its regime. (Web site »)
Apr. 1, 2013

Kind Hearted Woman

In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (<i>The Farmer's Wife, Country Boys</i>) creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota's Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education, and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child. <i>Kind Hearted Woman</i> is a special co-presentation of FRONTLINE and <i>Independent Lens</i>. (Web site »)
Feb. 19, 2013

Raising Adam Lanza

In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, FRONTLINE looks for answers to the elusive question: who was Adam Lanza? (Web site »)
Feb. 19, 2013

Newtown Divided

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, FRONTLINE examines how the nation's gun debate is playing out in Newtown. (Web site »)
Feb. 12, 2013


(60 minutes) As the nation faces yet another round of fiscal crises, FRONTLINE investigates the inside history of how Washington has failed to solve the country’s problems of debt and deficit. (Web site »)
Jan. 22, 2013

The Untouchables

(60 minutes) FRONTLINE examines why no Wall St. execs have faced fraud charges for the financial crisis (Web site »)
Jan. 15, 2013

Inside Obama's Presidency

(60 minutes) FRONTLINE takes a probing look at the first four years of Barack Obama's presidency. (Web site »)
Jan. 8, 2013

The Education of Michelle Rhee

(60 minutes) FRONTLINE correspondent John Merrow was granted unprecedented access to Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington, DC public schools as she attempted to fix a broken school system. (Web site »)


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