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20 Years After 9/11

Sept. 11 to Jan. 6
As the nation marks the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, the legacy of the terror attacks and their aftermath continues to unfold, from insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
September 10, 2021
The Frontline Interviews: America After 9/11
Explore 35 interviews that appear in "America After 9/11," part of FRONTLINE’s Transparency Project, which makes our source material available to the public.
September 4, 2021
From Sept. 11 to Jan. 6: How the Capitol Insurrection Was ‘The Logical Endpoint of the 9/11 Era’
Watch a scene from the opening of "America After 9/11," a two-hour FRONTLINE documentary that examines how the U.S. response to Sept. 11 ushered in an era of fear, mistrust and division.
September 7, 2021
9/11, 20 Years Later: 17 Essential Documentaries to Watch
These films — selected from two decades of extensive FRONTLINE reporting, with many available to stream for the first time in years — probe that fateful day and its lasting impacts on America and the world.
August 31, 2021

A post-9/11 FBI sting

The Case of the Liberty City Seven
Dan Reed ("Leaving Neverland") discusses his new FRONTLINE documentary, "In the Shadow of 9/11," the story of how seven Black men from Miami were accused of planning an Al Qaeda plot to blow up American buildings.
September 16, 2021
‘A Complex Truth’: Dan Reed on the Liberty City Seven and Counterterrorism in His New Doc, ‘In the Shadow of 9/11’
Dan Reed ('Leaving Neverland') said long-form documentary allows the telling of a story on a human scale. He discussed his new doc examining the Liberty City Seven case with FRONTLINE.
August 10, 2021
A Major Terror Plot Interrupted — or a ‘Setup’?
A new documentary from acclaimed director Dan Reed ('Leaving Neverland') sheds fresh light on the case of the Liberty City Seven, a complex and little-known chapter in the U.S. response to 9/11.
August 10, 2021
Are Federal Sting Operations in U.S. Counterterrorism Cases Legal?
Are FBI sting operations legal? And who’s most affected by them, post-9/11? Here’s a look at the legality of stings and how they’ve been used in the 20 years since 2001.
August 10, 2021

The "Un(re)solved" podcast

The Federal Reserve's Impact

How the Stock Market & U.S. Household Income Diverged After the 2008 Crash
To illustrate the disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, FRONTLINE has charted the performance of two major stock indices against the growth of median household income in the U.S.
July 13, 2021
An ‘Epic Mistake’? Former NY Fed Exec Worries About Federal Reserve’s Ongoing COVID Response
A new documentary investigates the latest chapter in an economic experiment that has staved off financial collapse — but also has had unintended consequences, according to critics.
July 13, 2021
5 Things You May Not Know About Jerome Powell, Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve
Taking on the role of chair of the Federal Reserve in 2018 gave Jerome Powell both formal and informal power over the U.S. economy.
July 13, 2021
Who Is on the Federal Reserve Board?
The chair is the default face of the Fed — the one name the public typically knows. But the Federal Reserve Board of Governors is actually composed of seven members, all with equal votes.
July 13, 2021
"If we don’t take a proper accounting of what we did in these past 20 years and what the impact has been, not just half a world away, but what the impact has been within our own borders, then we have fundamentally misunderstood the legacy of 9/11."
RAJIV CHANDRASEKARAN, Author, Imperial Life in the Emerald City

The Latest

The Power of the Fed
When COVID-19 struck, the Federal Reserve stepped in to try to avert economic crisis. As the country’s central bank continues to pump billions of dollars into the financial system daily, who is benefiting and at what cost?
September 20, 2021
Boeing's Fatal Flaw
In an investigation with The New York Times, FRONTLINE examines the commercial pressures, flawed design and failed oversight behind Boeing’s 737 Max jet and the crashes that killed 346 people.
September 20, 2021
New Data on Utah Police Shootings and Race Called ‘Extremely Uncomfortable’, ‘Disappointing’
Racial and ethnic minorities account for a third of the people shot at by Utah police over the past decade — despite these groups making up just a quarter of the population.
September 20, 2021
Most Minneapolis Voters Believe Crime Is on the Rise, New Poll Finds
An overwhelming majority of likely Minneapolis voters say crime is on the rise, a view strongly held by residents of every race, gender and age group across the city, according to a new Minnesota poll, our Local Journalism Initiative partner the Star Tribune reports.
September 18, 2021
Minnesota Poll: Most Minneapolis Voters Want Reform, Not Fewer Cops
A clear majority of Minneapolis voters oppose reducing the size of the city’s police force — a feeling that’s especially strong among Black voters, according to a new poll. At the same time, voters are showing support for replacing the police department with a new agency, our Local Journalism Initiative partner the Star Tribune finds.
September 18, 2021
Get the Backstory on Duterte’s ‘War on Drugs’ as ICC Green Lights Investigation into Philippines Killings
With the International Criminal Court authorizing an official investigation into Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody “war on drugs," these two documentaries and one podcast episode offer context.
September 17, 2021
The Case of the Liberty City Seven
Dan Reed ("Leaving Neverland") discusses his new FRONTLINE documentary, "In the Shadow of 9/11," the story of how seven Black men from Miami were accused of planning an Al Qaeda plot to blow up American buildings.
September 16, 2021
America After 9/11
FRONTLINE traces the U.S. response to the September 11 terrorist attacks and the devastating consequences that unfolded across three presidencies.
September 15, 2021