Coming in July on FRONTLINE

July 3, 2014
by Patrice Taddonio Assistant Director of Audience Development

It’s summer — but FRONTLINE isn’t taking the season off. We’ve got two great new films and encore presentations of several fan favorites this month.

In our first new film, on July 15, we’ll explore the comeback of school segregation in America, 60 years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional.

Then, in a special breaking report airing July 29, we’ll analyze the unfolding chaos in Iraq: What went wrong? How did we get here? And what happens now?

Here’s a closer look at our upcoming lineup:

July 8: Secrets of the Vatican (Encore Presentation)

An inside look at the scandals that rocked Benedict’s papacy — and the extraordinary challenges facing Pope Francis as he tries to reform.

July 15: Separate and Unequal & Omarina’s Story

What’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools? We’ll explore that question in this two-part hour on education, race & class in America. Part one, Separate and Unequal, explores a new twist in the comeback of school segregation. Part two, Omarina’s Story, updates our 2012 look at a groundbreaking educational intervention program addressing the dropout crisis in high-poverty schools.

July 22: Poor Kids (Encore Presentation)

A haunting portrait of poverty in America through the eyes of children.

July 29: Losing Iraq

In a special developing report, FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. Drawing on interviews with policymakers and military leaders, the investigative team behind The Lost Year in Iraq, The Torture Question, Endgame and Bush’s War traces the U.S. role from the 2003 invasion to the current violence — exploring how Iraq itself is coming undone, how we got here, what went wrong and what happens next.

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