Frontline World

About the Series

Image from the opening graphics for FRONTLINE/World
Image from the opening graphics for FRONTLINE/World

What is World?
Originally developed by FRONTLINE producers in conjunction with public television stations KQED San Francisco and WGBH Boston, FRONTLINE/World launched in 2002 as a national public TV seriees that turns its lens on the global community, covering countries and cultures rarely seen on American television.

FRONTLINE/World completed its final broadcast season in June 2010. The format and success of the series will be adapted to become part of FRONTLINE's new committment to produce year-round programming, including the launch of a new news magazine series in early 2011.

You can watch the enitre broadcast archive-- stories that feature two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists -- on the website. These first-person stories take viewers on adventurous journeys to foreign lands from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Taking advantage of easily portable digital cameras, our correspondents roam widely, observe closely, and when necessary, film surreptitiously.

Major funding for the series and website has been provided by ABB, Shell, the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Skoll Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.