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November 25, 2020
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American Voices: A Nation in Turmoil
FRONTLINE presents a post-election special on the lives, fears and hopes of Americans in the chaotic months leading up to the historic presidential contest.
November 17, 2020
A Minutes-Long Call After Two and a Half Years of Silence: Update from a Uyghur Family Featured in 'China Undercover'
Several families whose loved ones went missing in Xinjiang shared their stories in FRONTLINE's documentary "China Undercover." Since the original broadcast, we've had updates about two sisters in the film.
November 10, 2020
Trump Stokes Fear in the Suburbs, but Few Low-Income Families Ever Make It There
In an effort to appeal to suburban voters, President Trump has promised to keep low-income housing out of their neighborhoods. But in the 50 years since the Fair Housing Act was passed, families with low incomes have not flooded the suburbs.
October 28, 2020
As Purdue Pharma Agrees to Settle with the DOJ, Revisit Its Role in the Opioid Crisis
The settlement between Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, and the federal government is the latest in a battle over who is responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis, as covered by FRONTLINE in "Chasing Heroin" and "Opioids, Inc."
October 21, 2020
In First Debate, President Trump Again Declines to Unequivocally Condemn White Supremacist Groups
His avoidance of doing so on the presidential debate stage echoed his response to the deadly Charlottesville rally.
September 30, 2020
Handling of Public Protests a 'Stress Test' for Police Reform
Violent outbursts have marked the period of unrest since George Floyd died May 25, after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned the 46-year-old Black man to the ground by his neck. In many cases, police have responded with force to disperse protesters, captured on cameras nationwide — including in Cleveland, Chicago, Seattle and Portland, all cities that were already under court-enforced agreements to reform their police departments. Independent monitors overseeing those agreements say it's possible police could find themselves out of compliance for how they've responded to the recent unrest.
September 18, 2020
Amid George Floyd Protests, a Critical Question: Can the Feds Fix American Policing?
As millions of people rallied in the streets this summer demanding an end to police violence, more than a dozen cities were quietly working on their own police reform process — in conference rooms and court hearings.  
September 16, 2020
A Newark Officer Was Filmed Punching Someone. Jelani Cobb Asked a Police Union Head If It Was Justified.
Their resulting conversation in the new FRONTLINE documentary “Policing the Police 2020” illustrates the debate over use of force in policing: what’s legal, what’s justified and whether those definitions should change.
September 15, 2020
Filmmaker Jezza Neumann on “Growing Up Poor in America”
Filmmaker Jezza Neumann documents the lives of the working poor in his new film "Growing Up Poor in America," all while in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
September 8, 2020
Children in Poverty: By the Numbers
Children growing up in poverty were already dealing with difficult family circumstances when the coronavirus began spreading across the United States.
September 8, 2020
“I Don’t Want to Live Like This Forever”: A 14-Year-Old’s Story of “Hidden Homelessness” Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
Meet Kyah, who makes a bed for herself out of blankets on the floor each night, in a scene from FRONTLINE's "Growing Up Poor in America."
September 8, 2020