Since it began in 1983, Frontline has been airing public-affairs documentaries that explore a wide scope of the complex human experience. Frontline's goal is to extend the impact of the documentary beyond its initial broadcast by serving as a catalyst for change..
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Love, Life & the Virus 2020x17
A mother fights to survive COVID-19 and see her newborn baby; how the novel coronavirus hit one immigrant family, their struggle to be reunited, and the community that rallied around them.
United States Of Conspiracy 2020x16
How trafficking in conspiracy theories went from the fringes of U.S. politics into the White House. FRONTLINE examines the alliance of conspiracy entrepreneur Alex Jones, President Donald Trump and his adviser Roger Stone and their role in the battle over truth and lies.
COVID's Hidden Toll 2020x15
FRONTLINE examines how the COVID crisis has hit vulnerable immigrants and undocumented workers. The documentary follows the coronavirus pandemic's invisible victims, including crucial farm and meat-packing workers who lack protections and have been getting sick.
Once Upon a Time in Iraq 2020x14
This is the story of the Iraq war, told by Iraqis who lived through it. They share their personal accounts and lasting memories of life under Saddam Hussein, the U.S.-led invasion of their country, and the 17 years of chaos that followed — from the sectarian violence to the rise and brutal reign of ISIS.
Opioids, Inc. 2020x13
The story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud. With the Financial Times, FRONTLINE investigates how Insys Therapeutics profited from a fentanyl-based painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin.
The Virus: What Went Wrong? 2020x12
As COVID-19 spread from Asia to the Middle East to Europe, why was the U.S. caught so unprepared? Despite repeated warnings of a potent contagion headed our way, America's leaders failed to prepare and protect us. Why and who is accountable?
Inside Italy's COVID War: Francesca's Story 2020x11
Much of the suffering wrought by COVID-19 has played out where we cannot see: in closed hospital units.With unprecedented access, award-winning filmmaker Sasha Joelle Achilli goes inside a hospital during the coronavirus crisis in northern Italy, capturing an unforgettable look at the harrowing, heroic fight doctors and nurses are waging against the disease."We have few weapons. The virus has them all," says Dr. Francesca Mangiatordi, a senior ER doctor at Cremona Hospital. "But with the few we have, we are trying to resist and fight back." Achilli's camera follows Mangiatordi, her staff, and the patients they're treating, creating an intimate and profound portrait of those at the front lines of a global pandemic.
Coronavirus Pandemic: A Tale of Two Washingtons 2020x10
A special report on the government response to the coronavirus and the human toll. How did the U.S. become the country with the worst known coronavirus outbreak in the world? FRONTLINE investigates the American response to COVID-19 — from Washington state to Washington, D.C. — and examines what happens when politics and science collide.
China Undercover 2020x09
A special undercover report from China's secretive Xinjiang region. FRONTLINE investigates the Communist regime's mass imprisonment of Muslims, and its use and testing of sophisticated surveillance technology against the Uyghur community.
Plastic Wars 2020x08
With the plastic industry expanding like never before and the crisis of ocean pollution growing, FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the fight over the future of plastics. Did the plastic industry use recycling to sell more plastic?
NRA Under Fire 2020x07
Once an unrivaled political power, the NRA is facing challenges from all sides. FRONTLINE investigates the organization's history and evolution, how it aligned with President Donald Trump and his base, and why it is under attack ahead of the 2020 election.