After Uvalde

A year after the Uvalde school shooting, FRONTLINE, Futuro Investigates and The Texas Tribune document the community’s trauma and the fight over assault rifles.

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For Women, ‘A Very Different Afghanistan’
Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria on the end of the war in Afghanistan, and the return of harsh restrictions for women.
May 3, 2023
Amid the Taliban’s Worsening Crackdown on Journalists, News in Afghanistan Is Forced to Adapt
With news outlets facing more censorship and restrictions from the Taliban, Afghans are turning to social media and citizen journalism for information.
April 25, 2023
Humanitarian Needs in Afghanistan Deepen as Taliban Continues Ban on Women Working for NGOs, UN
FRONTLINE examines how the Taliban’s ban on women working at NGOs has affected the distribution of aid amid several humanitarian crises, how it impacts Afghan women-led households and how it could influence international fundraising.
April 25, 2023
Documenting America’s 20 Years in Afghanistan
Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria discuss “America and the Taliban” and look back on two decades of reporting in Afghanistan.
April 20, 2023

The state of the American economy

Behind the Bank Failures
Bank failures, high inflation, rising interest rates — how did we get here? Correspondent James Jacoby joins The FRONTLINE Dispatch to talk about his timely documentary, 'Age of Easy Money,' which examines the power and impact of the Federal Reserve.
March 31, 2023
Former FDIC Chair on Bank Collapses, the Federal Reserve and "Potential Fragility" in the Financial System
Sheila Bair, a former top banking regulator, spoke to FRONTLINE just days after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank about the Federal Reserve, easy money and potential fragility in the financial system.
March 16, 2023
What Silicon Valley Bank’s Collapse Says About the Easy Money Era Ending
The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank is among the kinds of disruptions economic experts say may happen as the Federal Reserve winds down its “easy money” policies.
March 14, 2023
Three Numbers That Help Explain What Happened to Inequality During the Pandemic
Experts see small improvements, but not fundamental change.
March 14, 2023
"We imagined that this was just a house of cards and it collapsed, and there was little warning. I actually think the fuse here was lighted about 15 years earlier ... [and] led to the implosion of the Afghan state."
GEN. DOUGLAS LUTE, Dep. National Security Adviser, 2007-13

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After Uvalde, Gun Safety Groups Amped Up Spending in Texas This Year, But Will Still Likely Be Outspent
In Texas this year — against the backdrop of the first legislative session since the deadly shooting in Uvalde — gun rights groups are likely to outspend gun safety groups.
June 2, 2023
A Year After the Uvalde Shooting, Robb Elementary Student Remembers Her Slain Best Friend
Caitlyne Gonzales made it out of Robb Elementary on May 24, 2022. Her best friend, fellow fourth grader Jackie Cazares, did not. Caitlyne, her parents, and Jackie’s parents share their story with correspondent Maria Hinojosa in the new documentary ‘After Uvalde.’
May 30, 2023
“Somber Day” in Uvalde as Community Commemorates One Year Since Robb Elementary Shooting
From our partners at The Texas Tribune: Numerous vigils and memorials in Uvalde marked one year since the massacre at Robb Elementary School.
May 24, 2023
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The FRONTLINE documentary traces the long-lasting aftermath of the battle of Fallujah through two families, one Iraqi and one American.
May 23, 2023
Surviving the Iraq War’s Bloodiest Battle: An Iraqi Mother’s Story
Prior to an operation to retake Fallujah from insurgents, the U.S. military warned civilians to leave the city. But for many Fallujah residents, leaving wasn’t possible. One Iraqi family shares their story in a new FRONTLINE documentary.
May 23, 2023
How the Mental Health System Affects North Carolina’s Jails and the People That Work There
North Carolina's jails are on the frontlines of the mental health crisis. WFAE examines how jail staff have to tend to inmates with mental health issues and the toll that kind of work can take.
May 23, 2023
Gun Safety Advocates See Signs of Progress in First Session After Uvalde Shooting Even Though Raise-the-Age Bill Stalled
From our partners at The Texas Tribune: Lawmakers have largely prioritized school safety measures, but there was still progress for some gun-related legislation.
May 23, 2023
A Year Ago, These Uvalde Kids Left School Early. They’re Haunted by What Happened Next.
From our partners at The Texas Tribune: The three Treviño children have suffered from panic attacks and nightmares since a mass shooting a year ago this week left 19 of their schoolmates and two teachers dead.
May 22, 2023