All Episodes

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.
The Weight of Dust
Scott Gaines was a first responder on 9/11. When he retired a couple months later, he thought he’d escaped the aftermath unscathed.
I Don’t Want To Shoot You, Brother
A young black man was dead. A young white cop was quickly fired. This is a shocking story about police and the use of lethal force, but not the one you might expect.
Living With Murder: Part Two
We continue to follow the story of Kempis Songster and the Supreme Court rulings that found his sentence, and thousands of others, to be unconstitutional.
Living With Murder: Part One
At 15, after committing a brutal murder, Kempis Songster is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. But now, decades later, he has a chance to be free.
A Life Sentence
The story of a violent crime committed by a juvenile lifer whose second chance went horribly wrong.
Notes From An Invisible War
FRONTLINE filmmaker Martin Smith witnesses chaos and suffering on a rare trip to Yemen – a closer look inside a largely invisible war.
The Housing Fix
Millions of Americans can’t afford rent and only a quarter of those who need government help get it. What happens to everybody else?
Boom Town
There used to be one or two earthquakes a year in Cushing, Oklahoma. Now the town shakes hundreds of times each year. FRONTLINE investigates why.
Child Marriage in America
200,000 children were married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2015. This is the story of one teen who marries her 24-year-old boyfriend after he is accused of statutory rape.

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