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COVID-19 & the Medical Supply Crisis
As COVID swept the U.S., why did hospitals face deadly shortages of PPE and other medical supplies? How did America’s medical supply chain fail so catastrophically?
The FRONTLINE Dispatch presents: The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden
In this special audio presentation, FRONTLINE shares a podcast version of The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a new documentary interweaving investigative biographies of the two main-party presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, with a focus on how they have responded in moments of political and personal crisis.
Making "The Choice"
Before America votes, what can Biden and Trump’s responses to past crises — both personal and political — tell us about how they might lead the United States through a time of national turbulence? 
The Transparency Project: John Bolton
As part of FRONTLINE’s Transparency Project, we’re publishing key interviews conducted as part of the reporting for The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a two-hour documentary special about the major-party political candidates. In this episode, John Bolton is interviewed by FRONTLINE’s Gabrielle Schonder.
The Transparency Project: Yusef Salaam
As part of FRONTLINE’s Transparency Project, we’re publishing key interviews conducted as part of the reporting for The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a two-hour documentary special about the major-party political candidates. In this episode, Yusef Salaam is interviewed by FRONTLINE’s Gabrielle Schonder.
The Transparency Project: Rudy Giuliani
As part of FRONTLINE’s Transparency Project, we’re publishing key interviews conducted as part of the reporting for The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a two-hour documentary special about the major-party political candidates. In this episode, Rudy Giuliani is interviewed by FRONTLINE’s Michael Kirk.
The Transparency Project: Valerie Biden Owens
As part of FRONTLINE’s Transparency Project, we’re publishing key interviews conducted as part of the reporting for The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a two-hour documentary special about the major-party political candidates. The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden airs on PBS and online Tuesday, September 22nd. In this episode, Valerie Biden is interviewed by FRONTLINE’s Jim Gilmore.
The Transparency Project: Carol Moseley Braun
As part of FRONTLINE’s Transparency Project, we’re publishing key interviews conducted as part of the reporting for The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a two-hour documentary special about the major-party political candidates. The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden airs on PBS and online Tuesday, September 22nd. In this episode, Carol Moseley Braun is interviewed by FRONTLINE’s Jim Gilmore.
The Transparency Project: Mary Trump
As part of Frontline’s Transparency Project, we’re publishing key interviews conducted as part of the reporting for "The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden," a two-hour documentary special about the major-party political candidates.
A Mother & Her Newborn Separated by COVID-19
How the coronavirus separated a mother from her newborn baby, and the schoolteacher who stepped in to help the family in their time of need.
Essential and Unprotected
They’ve been keeping America fed throughout the pandemic — and they say they’ve had to choose between their health and their jobs.
Bribing Doctors, Making Millions
How a drug company made millions pushing an opioid painkiller up to 100x stronger than morphine, as many on Wall Street looked the other way.
Maria Ressa, Duterte & the Fight for the Free Press
Days before an expected verdict in her trial, Philippine journalist Maria Ressa speaks out about reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war — and then becoming a high-profile target of his government’s crackdown on the press. 
Race, Police & the Pandemic
As streets across America erupt into clashes over racism during the coronavirus pandemic, Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker examines a connection between George Floyd's death and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 deaths among African Americans.
Covering Coronavirus: United States of Conspiracy
As COVID-19 has spread, so, too, have conspiracy theories about the virus. FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk examines how conspiracy theories have taken center stage in U.S. politics.
Covering Coronavirus: Life & Death in the Bronx
Inside a family-owned funeral home in the Bronx, as the coronavirus disproportionately kills black and Latino people — and upends how their loved ones grieve.
Covering Coronavirus: A Midnight Rescue
As COVID-19 ran rampant through the adult care facility, family members struggled to learn the truth of what was happening. Listen to the story of one daughter’s midnight rescue of her 82-year-old father from Queens Adult Center in New York.
Covering Coronavirus: Indian Country
Native American communities were already dealing with underfunded health services. Then the coronavirus outbreak began.
Covering Coronavirus: A Tale of Two Washingtons
What the feud between President Trump and Washington Gov. Inslee reveals about federal-state tensions in the coronavirus fight.
Covering Coronavirus: Warnings to the White House
Inside the Trump administration’s coronavirus response — and missed opportunities to contain COVID-19 before it was too late.
Covering Coronavirus: Athens, Ohio
As schools close to help stem the spread of COVID-19, what happens to kids who rely on school meals to eat?
Covering Coronavirus: Cincinnati, Ohio
To combat COVID-19, Ohio has a “stay at home” order — but what does that mean for families without homes?
Covering Coronavirus: Cremona, Italy
A reporter’s emotional journey back to her homeland in Italy, now the global epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Covering Coronavirus: Seattle, Washington
Lessons learned from Seattle — an epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Blood and Power in the Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has led to the deaths of thousands of alleged drug users and dealers. Yet he remains hugely popular. We investigate his rise to power.
Never Sentenced, Never Released
Across the country, hundreds of people are in prison even though they weren’t convicted of the alleged acts that landed them there. Sometimes, they’re held for decades. Today, the story of one such man.
The Boy in the Caravan
A 15-year-old from El Salvador waits for his chance to cross the US border and ask for asylum. He’s trying to reach his mother on the other side.
Struggling For Breath In Coal Country
In Appalachia, more than 2,000 coal miners are suffering from advanced black lung disease, caused by toxic dust in the mines. Reporter Howard Berkes spoke with dozens of miners with varying stages of the disease about how it has irrevocably changed their lives.
UPDATE: Living With Murder
In December 2017, after serving 30 years of his life sentence, Kempis Songster left Graterford Prison on lifetime parole. In this update to the Living with Murder series, we learn where he is one year later.
Muzamil’s Day
In this special episode for kids, FRONTLINE follows a day in the life of Muzamil, a 12-year-old Somali boy growing up in Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camp.

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