FRONTLINE Digitally Debuts Its Spring Documentary Lineup


April 1, 2020
Anne Husted Manager, Public Relations & Communications, FRONTLINE

Each upcoming documentary will be available to stream on the PBS Video App and at at 7 pm ET/6 pm CT; on YouTube in tandem with the PBS broadcast

As news and television consumption habits change amid the COVID-19 crisis, FRONTLINE, the acclaimed PBS investigative series produced out of WGBH in Boston, is exploring new ways to digitally debut its spring documentary line up.

In addition to publishing new episodes on its website, FRONTLINE is leveraging the PBS Video App and YouTube as a way to reach viewers during this time. Working closely with PBS and local stations around the country, the series will make all upcoming documentaries available for free on the PBS Video App and at 7/6c on broadcast days, and available on YouTube in tandem with the film’s PBS broadcast.

“FRONTLINE’s spring documentary lineup offers eye-opening, revelatory reporting that our audiences count on – but as people across the nation settle into their new routines, we want to meet our viewers where they are,” says Raney Aronson-Rath, FRONTLINE executive producer. “We hope that publishing our new investigations on the PBS Video App and on YouTube will encourage our audiences to tune-in when they can and learn about critical issues that impact our world well beyond this particular moment in time.”

“FRONTLINE has a long history of experimenting with new ways to share its award-winning investigative documentaries,” said Ira Rubenstein, PBS’ chief digital and marketing officer. “In this moment where people are finding they have more time for viewing and streaming, we are glad that there are even more opportunities for viewers to access FRONTLINE’s spring lineup on the PBS Video App and YouTube.”

Viewers can stream last night’s joint investigation with NPR, Plastic Wars and FRONTLINE’s March 24th documentary NRA Under Fire on YouTube and the PBS Video App now. FRONTLINE’s April 7 documentary China Undercover, will also be available to viewers on the PBS Video App and on ahead of each PBS broadcast, and on YouTube in tandem with the television debut.

As always, all of the more than 200 FRONTLINE documentaries will be available on and on the PBS Video App for free, indefinitely.


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