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"I don't think people expected that people would actually break into the Capitol ... But I think it does demonstrate the fragility of a democracy and how what you say matters."
SEN. BOB CORKER (R-TN), 2007-19

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How American Democracy Reached a Moment of ‘Existential Crisis’ (Live Event)
Veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk talks about the new documentary “Lies, Politics and Democracy.”
September 23, 2022
Lies, Politics and Democracy
FRONTLINE investigates American political leaders and choices they’ve made that have undermined and threatened democracy in the U.S.
September 9, 2022
Investigating the Texas Blackout
FRONTLINE’s Local Journalism Initiative partner, the Texas Newsroom, and Austin public radio station KUT examine the aftermath of the Texas blackout of February 2021.
September 8, 2022
Uncovered (past coverage)
An ongoing effort to expose questionable government conduct and corruption throughout South Carolina.
August 24, 2022
Searching for Afghanistan’s Missing Women
New in The FRONTLINE Dispatch podcast: Correspondent Ramita Navai talks about investigating the Taliban’s crackdown on women for the documentary “Afghanistan Undercover.”
August 11, 2022
The Disconnect: Power, Politics and the Texas Blackout
In February 2021, days-long blackouts in Texas left millions shivering in the dark. Hundreds died. How has the Texas grid changed since then? And how has it changed how people think?
August 4, 2022
J. Michael Luttig and Adam Kinzinger on Democracy and January 6
New in The FRONTLINE Dispatch podcast: Former federal Judge J. Michael Luttig and U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) talk about the lead-up to Jan. 6 and the importance of the House select committee hearings.
July 29, 2022
The Post and Courier
July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022
Documentary Offers Vivid Look at Life in Ukraine Under Russia’s Attack
"Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack" premieres Tue., August 2, 2022, at 10/9c on PBS stations. The documentary will also be available to stream at, in the PBS Video App and on FRONTLINE’s YouTube channel.
July 28, 2022
New Undercover Documentary Reveals Taliban’s Crackdown on Women in Afghanistan
"Afghanistan Undercover" premieres Tues., Aug 9, on PBS and will be available to stream on, YouTube and in the PBS Video App.
July 19, 2022
Maria Ressa on Journalism and Democracy in the Philippines (re-release)
New from The FRONTLINE Dispatch podcast, as the Philippines inaugurates its next president: a re-release of our 2021 conversation with Maria Ressa, the Nobel Prize winner, journalist, cofounder of the independent Philippine news site Rappler and subject of our documentary "A Thousand Cuts."
June 29, 2022