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Why are We Talking About a Recession? Economists Weigh in
FRONTLINE spoke with economists about why a possible U.S. recession is making headlines.
September 3, 2019
Same Shampoo, Smaller Bottle: How Americans Will Feel the Pain of Trump’s Trade War
American consumers are bearing the weight of the Trump administration’s trade war with China. The question, economists say, is whether or not they’ve noticed yet.
September 3, 2019
New FRONTLINE Documentary Exclusively Reveals the Unreported Toll of the Flint Water Crisis — and How Government Officials Failed to Stop It
"Flint's Deadly Water" premieres Tuesday, September 10 at 10/9c on PBS, at and on the PBS Video App.
August 21, 2019
Flashback: Inside Facebook’s First Tangle with the FTC
This week’s $5 billion fine isn’t the first time Facebook has settled with the FTC over privacy violations.
July 26, 2019
Watch FRONTLINE's 5 Most-Streamed Documentaries of 2019 (So Far)
Looking for documentaries to binge-watch this summer? We've got you covered.
July 2, 2019
All Roads Lead to China: The Belt and Road Initiative, Explained
Here’s what you need to know about China's Belt and Road Initiative.
June 26, 2019
What is the China Model? Understanding the Country's State-Led Economic Model
In China, the state owns all land and leverages control of energy resources and the financial system.
May 17, 2019
Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Says the Company Should be Broken Up
As Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says the company he helped start should be broken up, revisit FRONTLINE's investigation of Facebook's growth and its consequences.
May 9, 2019
Made in China 2025: The Industrial Plan that China Doesn't Want Anyone Talking About
The plan has become a political flashpoint in the Trump administration’s trade war with China.
May 7, 2019
Inside The White House's Bitter Fight Over China
President Trump escalated the trade fight with China this week, saying he will steeply increase tariffs on Chinese products this Friday.
May 7, 2019
Trump's Tariff Strategy Can Be Traced Back to the 1980s
President Donald Trump’s decision to put tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese imports last year shocked the world — but it was nothing new for Trump.
May 6, 2019
With Billions at Stake, FRONTLINE and NPR Investigate Trump’s Trade War with China
On May 7, FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the inside story of President Trump’s gamble to confront China over trade, in "Trump's Trade War."
May 3, 2019