Documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

All Past Episodes

Sex Trafficking in America

56:46 | #3715 | TV-RE

A look inside a police unit and a victim's harrowing story shed light on the hidden reality of sex trafficking.

Supreme Revenge

56:46 | #3714 | TV-RE

Inside the no-holds-barred war for control of the Supreme Court. From Brett Kavanaugh to Robert Bork, an investigation of how a 30-year-old grievance transformed the Court and turned confirmations into bitter, partisan conflicts.

The Mueller Investigation

56:46 | #3712 | TV-PG

Inside the investigation that brought the country to the verge of a constitutional crisis.

Trump's Trade War

56:47 | #3801 | TV-RE

Learn the inside story of President Trump's gamble to confront China over trade. NPR and Frontline investigate what led the world's two largest economies to the brink, and the billions at stake.

The Last Survivors

56:46 | #3711 | TV-RE

This landmark documentary explores the lives of some of the last survivors of the Holocaust. Only children at the time, these elderly survivors reflect on how the trauma of the Holocaust has affected the rest of their lives.

The Abortion Divide

56:46 | #3708 | TV-RE

At a Pennsylvania abortion clinic, women face unplanned pregnancies and protesters outside. The film examines what has changed and follows those on both sides of the abortion divide.

Marcos Doesn't Live Here Anymore

01:56:46 | #3710 | TV-PG

A decorated Marine veteran fights to reunite her family after her undocumented husband is deported. With Independent Lens and Voces, filmmaker David Sutherland weaves a parallel love and immigration story set in a world often lived in the shadows.

The Trial of Ratko Mladic

01:56:46 | #3618 | TV-RE

Inside the war crimes trial of one of the infamous figures from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Exclusive access to the trial of Ratko Mladic, accused of masterminding the siege of Sarajevo and the murder of 7,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.

Right to Fail

56:46 | #3709 | TV-RE

After decades in institutions a man with schizophrenia faces violence and death to live on his own. Frontline investigates a court-ordered effort to move those with serious mental illness into independent living.

Predator on the Reservation

56:46 | #3707 | TV-RE

Learn about a pediatrician accused of sexually abusing Native American boys for years. An investigation reveals decades-long failure to stop a government doctor who moved from reservation to reservation despite warnings.

Coal's Deadly Dust

56:46 | #3706 | TV-RE

The program examines the rise of severe black lung disease among coal miners, and how the industry and government failed to protect them. Also, a report from Yemen.

Documenting Hate: New American Nazis

56:46 | #3617 | TV-14

A neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the U.S. military is investigated.

The Facebook Dilemma (Part 2)

56:46 | #3705 | TV-14

Facebook's response to charges of promoting "fake news" and disrupting American politics. Dozens of original interviews and rare footage show the company's role sowing division worldwide and the challenges facing the powerful social media platform.

The Facebook Dilemma (Part 1)

56:46 | #3704 | TV-14

The program explores early warnings about Facebook's impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world. Dozens of original interviews and rare footage show how the company faced claims of misuse while becoming an unprecedented global power.

The Pension Gamble

56:46 | #3703 | TV-PG

How state governments and Wall Street led America's public pensions into a $4-trillion hole. Correspondent Martin Smith investigates the consequences for teachers, police, firefighters, and other public servants. Who will be held accountable?

Trump's Showdown

01:56:46 | #3702 | TV-RE

Trump's fight against the investigation of his campaign and whether he obstructed justice. With the threat of impeachment growing, Trump wages an unprecedented war against the Special Counsel, the FBI, and even his own Attorney General.

Left Behind America

56:46 | #3616 | TV-RE

Intimate stories of one Rust Belt city's struggle to recover in the post-recession economy. A Frontline and ProPublica report on the economic and social forces shaping Dayton, Ohio, a once-booming city where nearly 35 percent now live in poverty.

Our Man in Tehran (Part 2)

01:56:46 | #3615 | TV-RE

More surprising encounters inside the closed society with NYTimes correspondent Thomas Erdbrink. Whether protests about headscarves, visits to America, or dreams of martyrdom, Erdbrink gets Iranians to reveal the intricacies of their private worlds.

Our Man in Tehran (Part 1)

01:56:47 | #3614 | TV-RE

A fascinating and revealing view of life inside Iran, with {NYTimes correspondent Thomas Erdbrink. With humor and curiosity, he shares a rare journey into a private Iran often at odds with its conservative clerics and leaders.

Documenting Hate: Charlottesville

56:46 | #3613 | TV-M

An investigation exposes white supremacists and Neo-Nazis involved in the 2017 Charlottesville rally. ProPublica shows how some of those behind the racist violence went unpunished and continued to operate around the country.

Separated: Children at the Border

56:46 | #3701 | TV-PG

The inside story of what happened to immigrant children separated from their parents at the border. The film explores the impact of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, and how both Trump and Obama dealt with minors at the border.

UN Sex Abuse Scandal

56:46 | #3611 | TV-RE

An investigation of sex abuse by United Nations peacekeepers in the world's conflict zones. The film traces allegations from Bosnia to Congo to the Central African Republic, with firsthand accounts from survivors, witnesses, and officials.

Myanmar's Killing Fields

56:46 | #3418 | TV-RE

Secret footage going back years shows the effort to kill and expel Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar. With accounts from victims and a whistleblower within the military, the film examines evidence that security forces committed crimes against humanity.

Blackout in Puerto Rico

56:46 | #3610 | TV-PG

An investigation into the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. With NPR, the film examines how the federal response, Wall Street, and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive.

Trafficked in America

56:46 | #3609 | TV-RE

The inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will in Ohio. An investigation of labor trafficking exposes a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, companies profiting from forced labor, and the US government's role.


56:46 | #3608 | TV-RE

Sen. John McCain, a towering figure in American politics, has died at age 81 following a battle with brain cancer. Look back at McCain's life, politics, and legacy, from his years as a POW in Vietnam to his dramatic 2017 vote against the GOP's health care bill.

Trump's Takeover

56:46 | #3607 | TV-14

Venture inside President Trump's high-stakes battle for control of the Republican Party. Learn how Trump attacked fellow Republicans and used inflammatory rhetoric that rallied his base and further divided the country in his first year as president.


56:46 | #3606 | TV-PG

How the Hollywood mogul allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades. With allegations going back to Weinstein's early years, the film investigates the elaborate ways he and those around him tried to silence his accusers.

Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia, Part 2

56:46 | #3518 | TV-RE

In part two, see how two rivals have plunged the Middle East into sectarian war. While Iran extends its power from Iraq into Syria and Lebanon, Saudi Arabia is making a stand in Yemen, with deadly consequences for the region.

Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia, Part 1

01:56:46 | #3517 | TV-RE

Examine the dangerous rivalry between that has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war. From revolution in Iran, reaction Saudi Arabia and wars in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq, see how religion and power politics drive perpetual conflict.

The Gang Crackdown

56:46 | #3605 | TV-RE

This program investigates killings linked to the MS-13 gang and the crackdown that swept up immigrant teens. Some 25 bodies have surfaced since 2016. Law enforcement is trying to stop the gang, but some teens have been unlawfully detained in the process.

Exodus: The Journey Continues

01:56:46 | #3604 | TV-RE

The intimate stories of refugees and migrants, caught in Europe's tightened borders, are explored. Amid the ongoing migration crisis, the film follows personal journeys over two years, as countries become less welcoming to those seeking refuge.

Putin's Revenge, Part 2

56:47 | #3603 | TV-PG

The film investigates how revenge may have motivated Putin to target American democracy, and the U.S. responses under Presidents Obama and Trump.

Putin's Revenge, Part 1

56:46 | #3602 | TV-14

An investigation of Putin's mounting grievances with the U.S. and his efforts to exact revenge leading up to the presidential election.


56:46 | #3601 | TV-RE

Inside the brutal battle to defeat ISIS in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city. Filmed across the entire nine-month campaign, the documentary features extraordinary combat footage of one Iraqi Special Forces unit that bore the brunt of the fighting.

War on the EPA

56:46 | #3516 | TV-RE

How Scott Pruitt went from fighting the EPA to running the agency and rolling back years of policy.

North Korea's Deadly Dictator

56:46 | #3515 | TV-14

Who killed Kim Jong-un's half brother and what it reveals about the leader and his regime is explored. Amid nuclear tensions, the film examines claims the North Korean leader ordered the assassination and sheds light on his intentions and capabilities.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

01:26:46 | #3417 | TV-PG

The little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted after the financial crisis is explored. Director Steve James chronicles the Chinese immigrant Sung family's fight to clear their names.

Life on Parole

56:46 | #3514 | TV-RE

Follow former prisoners through the challenges of their first year on parole. With unique access, the film goes inside the effort to change the way parole works in Connecticut and reduce the number of people returning to prison.

Bannon's War

56:46 | #3513 | TV-RE

The story of Stephen Bannon's fight to deliver on Trump's promises, with a confrontational style based on his personal crusade to dramatically transform America, is explored.

American Patriot

56:46 | #3510 | TV-PG

The violent battle between a ranching family in the West and the federal government is examined.

Poverty, Politics and Profit

56:46 | #3512 | TV-RE

An investigation into the billions spent on housing the poor, and why so few get the help they need is examined.

Second Chance Kids

56:46 | #3511 | TV-RE

A fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling is examined.

The Fish On My Plate

01:26:46 | #3415 | TV-RE

Journalist and author Paul Greenberg spends a year eating only fish and travels to investigate the health of the ocean - as well as his own.

Last Days of Solitary

01:56:46 | #3319 | TV-RE

Follow what happens to recently released prisoners when they go from solitary to the streets. With extraordinary access to the Maine State Prison, the film examines the long-term effects of solitary confinement and efforts to reduce its use.

Iraq Uncovered

56:46 | #3416 | TV-RE

Inside Iraq, as militias and the military fight for the future of the country. The film examines the power of the militias, the impact on civilians, and the places where ISIS has been pushed out.

Out of Gitmo

56:46 | #3509 | TV-RE

The dramatic story of a Gitmo detainee released from the controversial U.S. prison after 14 years. With NPR, a report on the struggle over freeing prisoners once deemed international terrorists. Also, the untold history of the Guantanamo Bay prison.

Battle for Iraq

56:46 | #3508 | TV-RE

Frontine looks at the recent fighting inside Mosul, with intimate access to one of the first Iraqi army units to have entered the besieged city. Also, Iraqi reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad reports on his journey into the city, speaking to civilians, soldiers, and ISIS suspects.

Trump's Road to The White House

56:46 | #3507 | TV-RE

An investigation of how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency. Through interviews with key players, the film shows how Trump rallied millions of supporters, defeated adversaries, and who he's bringing into the White House with him.

Divided States of America

00:20 | #3506 | TV-RE

Examine the partisanship that gridlocked Washington and charged the 2016 presidential campaign, the rise of populist anger on both sides of the aisle and the racial tensions that have erupted throughout the country.

Divided States of America

01:56:46 | #3505 | TV-RE

Examine the partisanship that gridlocked Washington and charged the 2016 presidential campaign, the rise of populist anger on both sides of the aisle and the racial tensions that have erupted throughout the country.

President Trump

56:46 | #3504 | TV-RE

An examination of the key moments that shaped President-elect Donald Trump. Interviews with advisors, business associates, and biographers reveal how Trump transformed himself from real estate developer to entertainer to president.


01:56:46 | #3414 | TV-RE

First-person stories of refugees and migrants fleeing war and persecution for Europe are shared.

Terror In Europe

56:46 | #3503 | TV-M

Top counter-terror officials describe Europe's fight against the rise of Islamist terrorism.

Confronting ISIS

01:56:46 | #3502 | TV-RE

Reporting from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey, the film examines the successes, failures, and challenges of American-led efforts to destroy ISIS.

The Choice 2016

01:56:46 | #3501 | TV-14

Where the two presidential candidates came from, how they lead, and why they want to take on one of the most difficult jobs imaginable are investigated.

A Subprime Education

56:46 | #3413 | TV-RE

Examine reports of predatory behavior and fraud in the troubled for-profit college industry and the implosion of Corinthian Colleges. Also, Omarina's Story, how a program to stem the high school drop-out crisis has affected one girl's journey.

Policing The Police

56:46 | #3412 | TV-RE

Inside the Newark Police Department - one of many troubled forces in America ordered to reform. Writer and historian Jelani Cobb examines allegations of police abuses and the challenge of fixing a broken relationship with the community.

Business of Disaster

56:46 | #3411 | TV-PG

An investigation into who profits when disaster strikes focuses on Superstorm Sandy: the thousands still not home, the agencies that were supposed to help, and the companies that made millions.

The Secret History of ISIS

56:46 | #3410 | TV-M

The inside story of the creation of ISIS, and how the U.S. missed the many warning signs. The film uncovers the terror group's earliest plans, the Islamic radicals who became its leaders, and the American failures to stop ISIS's brutal rise.

Benghazi In Crisis

56:46 | #3409 | TV-RE

Journalist Feras Kilani goes inside Benghazi, birthplace of Libya's uprising, now besieged by ISIS and warring militias. Also, Safa Al-Ahmad reports on the fighting in Yemen.

Children of Syria

56:46 | #3408 | TV-RE

The story of four children surviving in war-torn Aleppo, and their escape to a new life in Germany. The film follows the family over three years, from the siege of their city, to the kidnapping of their father, to the struggle of becoming refugees.

Saudi Arabia Uncovered

56:46 | #3407 | TV-M

Get an inside account of efforts to bring about change in the Saudi kingdom. With on-the-ground reporting, the film examines Saudi Arabia today.

Chasing Heroin

01:56:46 | #3406 | TV-14

Discover what happens when heroin is treated like a public health crisis, not a crime, in Seattle.

The Fantasy Sports Gamble

56:46 | #3405 | TV-RE

An investigation into fantasy sports and online sports betting traces the growth of the businesses.

Supplements and Safety

56:46 | #3403 | TV-RE

Follow an investigation of the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry with only limited FDA oversight.

Netanyahu at War

01:56:46 | #3404 | TV-PG

Amid violence in the Middle East, the film traces Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's rise to power and his high-stakes fight with President Obama over Iran's nuclear program.

Isis In Afghanistan

56:46 | #3318 | TV-RE

Inside the rise of ISIS in Afghanistan and how they're training the next generation of jihadists. With rare access to ISIS, Correspondent Najibullah Quraishi sees first-hand their spreading power. Also, Pakistan's police fight against the Taliban.

Terror In Little Saigon

56:46 | #3317 | TV-RE

Unsolved murders and attacks that targeted Vietnamese-American journalists are investigated.

Inside Assad's Syria

56:46 | #3402 | TV-14

Correspondent Martin Smith goes inside Syria to report from government-controlled areas as war rages. With on-the-ground reporting and firsthand accounts from Syrians caught in the crisis, the film shines new light on the ongoing conflict.

Immigration Battle

01:56:46 | #3316 | TV-RE

Explore President Obama's push for immigration policy changes that could impact the fate of millions and define what it means to be American for decades to come.

My Brother's Bomber, Part 3

56:46 | #3315 | TV-RE

In the finale of this three-part series, filmmaker Ken Dornstein uncovers new information about a suspected Lockerbie bomb-maker, then attempts to make contact.

My Brother's Bomber, Part 2

56:46 | #3314 | TV-RE

A brother's gripping search for the terrorists who blew up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie. In this second episode of a three-part series, filmmaker Ken Dornstein follows the evidence to Zurich and Malta, in search of the truth.

My Brother's Bomber, Part 1

56:46 | #3313 | TV-RE

Follow Ken Dornstein on his search for the men responsible for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland - the terrorist act that killed 270 people, including his older brother David.

Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty

01:26:46 | #3220 | TV-RE

A documentary about two filmmakers who set out to interview El Chapo Guzman, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels in history. Before his capture in 2014, El Chapo had been on the run from the U.S. and Mexican governments for over a decade.

Escaping ISIS

56:46 | #3312 | TV-14

The lives of women who were held as sex slaves by ISIS and the people who saved them are explored.

Growing Up Trans

01:26:46 | #3401 | TV-RE

An intimate exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. The film examines new medical interventions increasingly being offered at younger ages.

Rape on the Night Shift

56:46 | #3311 | TV-M

The sexual abuse of immigrant women in the service industry is examined. The film investigates allegations of abuse in the janitorial industry and how government, law enforcement, and companies deal with the problem.

Obama at War

56:46 | #3310 | TV-14

Go inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria. With interviews from key military and diplomatic leaders, the program examines the hard choices facing the president as he tries to defeat the Islamic State without dragging America into a prolonged regional conflict.

Secrets, Politics and Torture

56:46 | #3309 | TV-RE

The story of the fight over the CIA's controversial interrogation methods, widely criticized as torture. Based on recently declassified documents and interviews with key political leaders and CIA insiders, the film investigates what the CIA did and whether it worked.

The Trouble with Chicken

56:46 | #3218 | TV-RE

Examine the spread of pathogens in chicken and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat.


56:46 | #3308 | TV-PG

The inside story of how the Ebola outbreak began and why it wasn't stopped before it was too late. With exclusive access to key global decision-makers and health responders, and gripping accounts of victims from the slums of Monrovia to the jungles of Guinea, the program exposes tragic missteps in the response to the epidemic.

American Terrorist

01:26:46 | #3307 | TV-PG

Investigates American-born terrorist David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai. The film reveals how secret electronic surveillance missed catching the Mumbai plotters, and how Headley planned another Charlie Hebdo-like assault against a Danish newspaper.

The Fight for Yemen

56:46 | #3219 | TV-RE

The film exposes the violent feuds tearing Yemen apart, the rival anti-American and Al Qaeda aligned forces fighting for control, and the dangerous consequences for the region.

Being Mortal

56:46 | #3306 | TV-14

Writer and surgeon Atul Gawande examines how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, Being Mortal, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life.

Putin's Way

56:46 | #3305 | TV-PG

The accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia are examined. The investigation reveals how the accumulation of wealth and power has led to autocratic rule and the specter of a new Cold War.

Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA

56:46 | #3304 | TV-14

How the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America is investigated. With first-hand accounts of school killings in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, this program examines why despite the national trauma over gun violence Washington hasn't acted.

Firestone and the Warlord

01:26:46 | #3303 | TV-M

The relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor is investigated. The investigation reveals how Firestone conducted business during the brutal Liberian civil war.

The Rise of ISIS

56:46 | #3302 | TV-M

Martin Smith reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.

The Trouble with Antibiotics

56:46 | #3301 | TV-RE

The use of antibiotics in food animals is examined, including whether it is contributing to antibiotic resistance in people. Also, an interview with the family of a young man who died in a bacteria outbreak at a National Institutes of Health hospital.

Ebola Outbreak

26:46 | #3217 | TV-14

From the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, Frontline follows health officials tracking the deadly disease. With special access to teams fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, the film shows how the outbreak is endangering health-care workers and overwhelming hospitals.

Losing Iraq

56:46 | #3215 | TV-M

Frontline examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict.

Separate and Unequal

56:46 | #3214 | TV-RE

The film focuses on segregation in schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a group of mostly white parents are trying to form their own city with its own separate school district, leaving behind a population of black students.

Battle Zones: Ukraine & Syria

56:46 | #3213 | TV-PG

Personal and dramatic footage reveal a look inside the raging battle zones of Ukraine and Syria.

United States of Secrets, Part Two

56:46 | #3212 | TV-RE

The role of Silicon Valley in the National Security Agency's surveillance program is explored.

United States of Secrets, Part One

01:56:46 | #3211 | TV-RE

The secret history of the National Security Agency's unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11th and continues today is investigated.

Prison State

01:26:46 | #3210 | TV-PG

The impact of mass incarceration in America, focusing on a troubled housing project, Beecher Terrace in Louisville, Kentucky, and a statewide effort to reverse the trend are examined.

Solitary Nation

56:46 | #3209 | TV-14

Interviews with inmates and prison officers shed light on America's use of solitary confinement.

TB Silent Killer

01:26:46 | #3117 | TV-RE

Families battle the spreading strains of Tuberculosis in the Southern African nation of Swaziland.

Secrets of the Vatican

01:26:46 | #3116 | TV-M

A first-hand account of the final days of Pope Benedict's papacy and the current battle to set the Church on a new path under Pope Francis.

Generation Like

56:46 | #3207 | TV-14

How the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media and the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers is explored.

Syria's Second Front

56:46 | #3208 | TV-PG

Venture into the Syrian war zone with rebel forces trying to battle extremist Islamic factions. Also, a report from the besieged city of Aleppo, where more than 2,000 children have been killed in the fighting.

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis, Part 2

56:46 | #3203 | TV-RE

Journalists Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru of ESPN reveal the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries drawn from their forthcoming book, League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth.

Secret State of North Korea

56:46 | #3206 | TV-RE

Frontline goes inside the secret state to explore life under its new ruler Kim Jong-Un, and investigate the enigmatic "Morning Star King" as he tries to hold onto power.

To Catch A Trader

56:46 | #3205 | TV-PG

Billionaire Steven A. Cohen, Wall Street characters, and the largest insider trading scandal in U.S. history are investigated.

The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela

01:56:46 | #1716 | TV-PG

A profile of Nelson Mandela, credited with the reversal of apartheid in South Africa. Jailed for nearly three decades, Mandela was released in 1990 and elected president of South Africa in 1994.

A Death In St. Augustine

56:46 | #3115 | TV-RE

Allegations of domestic violence surface during the investigation of a Florida deputy sheriff's death.

Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?

01:56:46 | #3204 | TV-PG

Lee Harvey Oswald and forensic evidence of his role in the Kennedy assassination are investigated.

Hunting The Nightmare Bacteria

56:46 | #3114 | TV-PG

A look at the alarming rise of untreatable infections in hospitals, communities, and across the globe. Fueled by decades of antibiotic overuse, the crisis has deepened as major drug companies have abandoned the development of new antibiotics.

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

56:46 | #3202 | TV-PG

Journalists Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru of ESPN reveal the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries drawn from their forthcoming book, League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth.

Egypt In Crisis

56:46 | #3201 | TV-RE

Veteran Middle East Correspondents Martin Smith and Charles Sennott examine the rise and rapid fall of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.

Life and Death In Assisted Living

56:46 | #3113 | TV-RE

This progam examines the operations of the nation's largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.

Two American Families

01:26:46 | #3112 | TV-RE

The struggles of two Milwaukee families - one black, one white - as they try to hold onto their homes, their jobs, their health insurance, and a future for their children. The film raises unsettling questions about the changing nature of the U.S. economy and the fate of a declining middle class.

Rape in the Fields

56:46 | #3111 | TV-14

The hidden price many migrant women pay working in America's fields and packing plants to stay employed and provide for their families is explored.

Outlawed In Pakistan

56:46 | #3110 | TV-RE

A teenager makes her way through Pakistan's broken justice system after accusing four men of rape. The film profiles her courage in a society where rape victims and their families are often considered dishonorable and subjected to humiliation, poverty, and mortal danger.

Never Forget to Lie

56:46 | #3109 | TV-RE

Filmmaker Marian Marzynski tells the story of how he as a Jewish boy escaped the Holocaust, hiding from the Nazis and surviving the war as an altar boy in a Catholic monastery.

The Retirement Gamble

56:46 | #3108 | TV-PG

The program reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals.

Syria Behind The Lines

56:46 | #3107 | TV-14

Filmmaker Olly Lambert documents the devastating effect of a religious feud that is shaping Syria's future.

Raising Adam Lanza

56:46 | #3106 | TV-PG

In the wake of the Newtown school massacre, this program examines the life of a young man and the town he changed forever and explores how those closest to the tragedy are now wrestling with our nation's gun culture and laws.


56:46 | #3105 | TV-RE

The inside history of how Washington has failed to solve the country's problems of debt and deficit. The film explores the ideological divide inside the Republican Party and the struggle between House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Speaker John Boehner as they take on President Obama and the Democrats.

The Untouchables

56:46 | #3104 | TV-PG

Are the CEOs of mega-banks too big to jail? This program investigates why Wall Street's leaders have escaped prosecution.

Inside Obama's Presidency

56:46 | #3103 | TV-RE

A probing look at the first four years of Barack Obama's presidency and the key decisions and experiences that will inform his second term.

The Education of Michelle Rhee

56:46 | #3102 | TV-RE

The legacy Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, and her tumultuous three-year tenure as she attempted to fix a broken school system.

Poor Kids

56:46 | #3024 | TV-PG

Follow three young girls from the nation's heartland in this unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children.

The Suicide Plan

01:26:46 | #3023

The world of assisted suicide, one of the most polarizing social issues of our time,is explored not only by the people choosing to die, but also by their "assisters," individuals and right-to-die organizations at risk of prosecution for their actions to hasten death.

Big Sky, Big Money

56:46 | #3022 | TV-RE

An investigation on how the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision changed campaigns in America. The state of Montana has tried to challenge the ruling in court, is investigating alleged campaign abuses, and is playing host to a bitter race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate.

Climate of Doubt

56:46 | #3021 | TV-RE

A look at the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefined the politics of global warming.

The Choice 2012

01:56:46 | #3101

This election special offers biographies of presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and explores the national landscape that shapes the campaigns, voters' attitudes, and the winner's prospects for governing.

Dropout Nation

01:56:46 | #3020 | TV-RE

Witness a high-stakes experiment to rescue students prepared to quit high school without a diploma at Houston's Sharpstown High, once a notorious "dropout factory."

The Battle for Syria

56:46 | #3019 | TV-PG

An unprecedented portrait of Syria's rebel leaders, the toll of the war on civilians, and the outlines of a potential struggle for power in post-Assad Syria. Also, a look inside the House of Assad.

Alaska Gold

56:46 | #2804 | TV-RE

The growing battle between those who depend on the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery for a living, the mining companies who are pushing for one of North America's largest open-pit mines, and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.

Fast Times at West Philly High

56:46 | #3015 | TV-RE

Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School, a public high school serving one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia, defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition.

Endgame: Aids In Black America

01:56:46 | #3017 | TV-RE

Traces the history of the AIDS epidemic through the experiences of extraordinary individuals in the black community.

Money, Power and Wall Street: The Crisis Spreads

56:46 | #3014 | TV-PG

Explores how an epidemic of greed spread from financial institutions in America to Europe and back.

Dollars and Dentists

56:46 | #3018 | TV-RE

Dental care can be a matter of life and death. Yet millions of Americans can't afford a visit to the dentist. Correspondent Miles O'Brien investigates the flaws in America's dental system and nascent proposals to fix them.

Al Qaeda In Yemen

56:46 | #3016 | TV-PG

Travel into Yemen's radical heartland to see how Al Qaeda is taking control of towns and cities in an attempt to establish its own state.

Cell Tower Deaths

56:46 | #3007 | TV-RE

Explores the hazardous work of independent contractors who are building and servicing America's expanding cellular infrastructure. While some tower climbers say they are under pressure to cut corners, layers of subcontracting make it difficult for safety inspectors to determine fault when a tower worker is killed or injured.

Money, Power and Wall Street, Hour 3 & 4

01:56:46 | #3013

The inner workings of global high finance and the risks taken by the big banks are investigated.

Money, Power and Wall Street, Hour 1 & 2

01:56:46 | #3011

Get the inside story of Wall Street's and Washington's struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy, exploring key decisions, missed opportunities, and the unprecedented and uneasy partnership between government leaders and titans of finance that affects the fortunes of millions of people around the world.

The Real CSI

56:46 | #3010 | TV-14

A Frontline investigation finds serious flaws in some of the best-known tools of forensic science and wide inconsistencies in how forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom.

Topic to be announced

56:46 | #0 | TV-RE

Murdoch's Scandal

56:46 | #3009 | TV-RE

The story of the battle over the future of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch's reputation, and his family's fortunes.

Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown

56:46 | #3008 | TV-RE

A continuing investigation of the crisis inside the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11, 2011. With exclusive eyewitness testimony from key figures in the drama - including the Japanese Prime Minister and senior executives at the power company Tepco.

The Interrupters

01:56:46 | #3006 | TV-RE

Follow a group of former gang leaders in Chicago trying to "interrupt" shootings and protect their communities from the violence they once committed.

Nuclear Aftershocks

56:46 | #2921 | TV-RE

Miles O'Brien examines the implications of the Fukushima accident in Japan for U.S. nuclear safety.

Opium Brides

56:46 | #3005 | TV-RE

Uncover the harrowing story of families torn apart and the collateral damage of the counter-narcotics effort in Afghanistan.

A Perfect Terrorist

56:46 | #3004 | TV-PG

Investigate the mysterious circumstances behind David Coleman Headley's rise from heroin dealer and U.S. government informant to master plotter of the 2008 attack on Mumbai.

Syria Undercover

56:46 | #3003 | TV-RE

Travel with undercover reporter Ramita Navai into some of the most dangerous parts of Syria to meet members of the opposition movement forced into hiding.

Lost In Detention

56:46 | #3002 | TV-RE

Correspondent Maria Hinojosa investigates the Obama Administration's immigration enforcement strategies and journeys into the secretive world of immigrant detention, with a look at who is being detained and what is happening to them.

The Anthrax Files

56:46 | #3001 | TV-PG

A hard look at the FBI's investigation into the envelopes carrying deadly Anthrax delivered to U.S. Senate offices, network news division, and a tabloid newspaper in the fall of 2001.

The Man Behind The Mosque

56:46 | #2919 | TV-RE

It became the most controversial building in America, a mostly derelict property in lower Manhattan made infamous overnight as the Ground Zero Mosque. Going beyond frenzied media portraits at the time, this program tells the inside stories of Sharif El-Gamal, a real estate developer, and of the victims' relatives and anti-Islam activists who helped turn his project into a continuing battle over faith, values, and the meaning of being American. Also, Adam Davidson of NPR's "Planet Money" returns to Haiti to meet a man with an unlikelyplan to help turn around his country's economy through tourism.

The Interrogator

56:46 | #2920 | TV-RE

In a rare interview with Ali Soufan, the FBI agent who was at the center of the 9/11 investigations, correspondent Martin Smith uncovers an insider's view on the "war on terror." One of only eight Arabic-speaking FBI agents, Soufan explains why he believes the attacks on the World Trade Center could have been prevented and how the use of torture failed to produce actionable intelligence. Also, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest investigates the terrorism-industrial complex that grew up in the wake of 9/11. Priest explores the growing reach of homeland security, fusion centers, battlefield technologies, and data-collecting into the lives of ordinary Americans.

Top Secret America - 9/11 to The Boston Bombings

56:46 | #2918 | TV-PG

A look at why the country's intelligence agencies failed to prevent the Boston Marathon bombings. Dana Priest traces the journey from 9/11 to the Marathon bombings, examines efforts to improve information sharing among federal agencies tasked with keeping us safe, and investigates the secret history of the 12-year battle against terrorism.

The Pot Republic

56:46 | #2917 | TV-RE

This program investigates the illegal and legal marijuana practices in California and looks at the medical practice of "hotspotting."

The Child Cases

56:46 | #2916 | TV-PG

Unearths more than 20 child death cases in which people were jailed on medical evidence that was later found unreliable or flat-out wrong.


56:46 | #2915 | TV-PG

It's the biggest intelligence breach in U.S. history — the leaking of more than half-a-million classified documents on the Wikileaks website. Behind it all, stand two very different men: Julian Assange, the Internet activist and hacker who published the documents, and an Army intelligence analyst named Bradley E. Manning, who's currently charged with handing them over. Through in-depth interviews with Manning's father, Assange, and others close to the case, veteran correspondent Martin Smith tells the full story behind the leaks.


56:46 | #2914 | TV-PG

Through interviews with Gen. Petraeus, his senior commanders, and Taliban foot-soldiers, producers Dan Edge and Stephen Grey carry out an in-depth investigation into the United States' unprecedented campaign of targeted killing. Frontline also enters the lawless border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan — making contact with defiant Taliban militia leaders and meeting with the U.S. Special Forces who are targeting them. After almost ten years of war, this film asks: Can the U.S. get out of Afghanistan?

Fighting for Bin Laden

56:46 | #2913 | TV-RE

Two inside views of the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban. First, Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi journeys deep inside enemy territory. This time, he gains extraordinary access to a band of militants and foreign fighters in Afghanistan who say they're loyal to bin Laden and are readying a Spring offensive against the U.S. In Pakistan, correspondents Stephen Grey and Martin Smith go inside "The Secret War" against the militants. They uncover new details of a CIA "private army" of militiamen launching kill raids against al Qaeda and the Taliban inside Pakistan.

The Silence

56:46 | #2912 | TV-RE

Examines a little-known chapter of the Catholic Church sex abuse story: decades of abuse of Native Americans by priests and church workers in Alaska. The isolation of the villages and the absolute authority of the church over the Native population created an atmosphere where molestation could go unchecked and unreported. Also, a follow-up to "Flying Cheap," an investigation into the outsourcing of major airline repair work and a follow-up story on Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.

Football High

56:46 | #2911 | TV-PG

Examines one ambitious high school team working its way towards national renown. Also, a tragic story of heatstroke injuries that reveal how weak regulation has created a crucial lack of athletic trainers at most high schools.

Money and March Madness

56:46 | #2910 | TV-RE

Delves into the multi-billion dollar business of the NCAA and the commercialization of college basketball.

Revolution in Cairo

56:46 | #2909 | TV-RE

Frontline dispatches teams to Cairo, going inside the youth movement that helped light the fire on the streets. Also, veteran Middle East correspondent Charles Sennott takes a hard look at Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood — the most well-organized and powerful of the country's opposition groups — as a new fight for power in Egypt begins to takes shape.

Post Mortem

56:46 | #2907 | TV-PG

An investigation into the declining rate of autopsies, the gold standard of death investigation. As a result, not only do murderers go free and innocent people go to jail, but the crisis in death investigation in America is also a threat to public health.

Are We Safer?

56:46 | #2906 | TV-RE

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest investigates the terrorism-industrial complex that grew up in the wake of 9/11. Against a backdrop of recent mail bomb threats from Al Qaeda in Yemen and growing concerns about homegrown terrorists, Priest explores the growing reach of home and security, fusion centers, battlefield technologies, and data-collecting into the lives of ordinary Americans.

Battle for Haiti

56:46 | #2905 | TV-RE

Examines the uphill fight to rebuild Haiti in the face of deep-rooted corruption and intimidation. The film also offers intimate portraits of the fearful lives many Haitians are living, as the central government and judicial system routinely fail to maintain order.

Facing Death

56:46 | #2904 | TV-PG

Through access to the ICU of one of New York's biggest hospitals, this program examines the complicated reality of today's modern, medicalized death. The film also offers an unusually intimate portrait of patients facing the prospect of dying in ways that they might never have wanted or imagined.

The Confessions

56:46 | #2903 | TV-PG

An investigation into the conviction of four sailors for the rape and murder of a Norfolk, Va., woman in 1997. High-pressure police interrogation techniques, including the threat of the death penalty, sleep deprivation and intimidation, led each of the "Norfolk Four" to confess, despite any evidence linking them to the crime.

The Spill

56:46 | #2902 | TV-PG

Through interviews with current and former BP employees and executives, government regulators and safety experts, this program examines the trail that led to the disaster in the Gulf.

Death by Fire

56:46 | #2901 | TV-PG

Examines the conviction and 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham for the arson death of his three young children in light of new science that raises doubts about whether the fire was really arson.

Law and Disorder

56:46 | #2818 | TV-PG

A year-long, ongoing collaboration among Frontline, ProPublica, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune, investigates charges that NOPD (New Orleans Police Dept.) officers inappropriately used lethal force against New Orleans citizens and then tried to cover up their actions.

The Wounded Platoon

56:46 | #2812 | TV-14

In this affecting portrait of Charlie Company's Third Platoon, one of the more exceptional and cohesive fighting units operating in the Iraq war, this program investigates the promises and realities of what today's soldiers find after war.

College, Inc.

56:46 | #2817 | TV-PG

Investigates how a new breed of for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America.

The Vaccine War

56:46 | #2816 | TV-PG

Looks at the vaccine war, in which scientific medicine and the public health establishment are battling a coalition of parents, celebrities, politicians, and activists over whether vaccines are a great achievement or a scourge on health.

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

56:46 | #2807 | TV-14

An investigation into the illegal practice in Afghanistan of trading young boys for sexual favors.

Obama's Deal

56:46 | #2815 | TV-PG

Examine the political battles and costly compromises that defined the Obama administration's efforts toward healthcare reform.

The Quake

56:46 | #2814 | TV-PG

A report from Port-au-Prince that bears witness to the earthquake that leveled Haiti on January 12, 2010, and the ill-coordinated relief efforts that followed. Drawing on interviews with key officials and humanitarian experts from Port-au-Prince to New York, this program asks, can the world do better? And how?

The Suicide Tourist

56:46 | #2811 | TV-PG

Do we have the right to end our lives if life itself becomes unbearable, or when we enter the late-stages of a painful, terminal illness? Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Zaritsky offers a revealing look at people facing the most difficult decision of their lives.

Behind Taliban Lines

56:46 | #2813 | TV-PG

As the new U.S. strategy focuses on the southern and eastern parts of Afghanistan, this film opens up a window onto a potential new front in the north, and sheds an important light on who's fighting the U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and why. Also, a report from Pakistan on the country's troubled public school system which is among the worst in the world, despite years of U.S. aid.

Flying Cheap

56:46 | #2810 | TV-PG

A year after the deadliest domestic airline accident in seven years, this program investigates the crash of Continental 3407, the rise in regional and low-cost carriers, and if the aviation system is being stretched beyond its capacity to deliver service that is both cheap and safe.

Digital Nation

56:46 | #2809 | TV-PG

Within a single generation, the Web and digital media have transformed work, learning, and social interaction in ways that we are only beginning to understand. Frontline teams up with one of the leading thinkers of the digital age to explore life on the virtual frontier.

The Fall of Lehman

56:46 | #2808 | TV-PG

Traces the largest bankruptcy in history back to the late 1990s when the venerable Lehman Brothers bank decided to do business with a dubious mortgage lender who was being sued for fraud. The program reveals how Lehman Brothers ignored warnings from its traders as the company entered into mortgage and real estate business, and how this played out disastrously for Lehman Brothers and the country.

The Card Game

56:46 | #2806 | TV-RE

As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington, and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, this program examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy.

A Death in Tehran

56:46 | #2805 | TV-RE

With the help of a unique network of correspondents in and out of the country, this program investigates the life and death of Neda Soltani whose image remains a potent symbol for those who want to keep the reform movement in Iran alive.

Close to Home

56:46 | #2803 | TV-PG

The film reveals the struggles of a small business owner to stay afloat, her sister's risk of imminent foreclosure on her Florida home, and the various clients whose lives intersect at a New York City hair salon — from well-to-do bankers to struggling actors, each with a story to tell about how they're getting by in these turbulent times.

The Warning

56:46 | #2802 | TV-PG

In the devastating aftermath of the economic meltdown, this program looks for clues about why it happened and examines critical moments when it might have gone much differently.

Obama's War

56:46 | #2801 | TV-RE

Through interviews with the top U.S. commanders on the ground, embeds with U.S. forces, and fresh reporting from Washington, this program examines U.S. counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan - a fight that promises to be longer and more costly than most Americans understand.

Breaking the Bank

56:46 | #2715 | TV-PG

With brand-name banks on the brink of failure and the federal government contemplating a massive nationalization of the banking industry, this program goes behind closed doors to tell the inside story of how things went so wrong so fast and to document efforts to stabilize the industry.

The Madoff Affair

56:46 | #2714 | TV-PG

The story behind the world's first truly global Ponzi scheme - a deception that lasted longer, reached wider, and cut deeper than any other business scandal in history.

The Released

56:46 | #2713 | TV-RE

Examines what happens to the mentally ill when they leave prison and why they return at such alarming rates.

Poisoned Waters

01:56:46 | #2712 | TV-RE

More than three decades after the Clean Water Act was supposed to make America's waters clean enough for swimming and fishing again, two iconic waterways — the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay — are in perilous condition.

Black Money

56:46 | #2711 | TV-RE

Examines the shadowy world of international bribery. The story reveals how multinational companies create slush funds, set up front companies, and make secret payments, all to get billions in business.

Sick Around America

56:46 | #2710 | TV-PG

The failures and future of the private insurance industry, examining the best and worst of U.S. healthcare by telling the gripping and sometimes tragic stories of ordinary Americans.

Ten Trillion and Counting

56:46 | #2709 | TV-RE

Through interviews with leading experts and insiders in government finance, the program investigates the causes and potential outcomes of — and possible solutions to — America's $10 trillion debt.

Inside the Meltdown

56:46 | #2708 | TV-RE

Investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the U.S. government responded. The film chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, Lehman Brothers' collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG, and the $700 billion bailout.

My Father, My Brother, and Me

56:46 | #2707 | TV-PG

Beginning with the story of his own Parkinson's diagnosis several years ago, correspondent Dave Iverson sets out on a personal journey to understand a disease that scientists believe could hold the key to unlocking the secrets of the rest of the major brain diseases that afflict millions each year.

Dreams of Obama

56:46 | #2706 | TV-RE

On the night of Barack Obama's historic inauguration, this program examines the rich personal and political biography of the 44th president of the United States.

The Old Man and the Storm

56:46 | #2705 | TV-PG

The moving personal story of 82-year-old Herbert Gettridge and his family - an African-American family with deep ties to New Orleans - as they struggle to rebuild their homes and their lives after Hurricane Katrina.

The Hugo Chavez Show

01:26:46 | #2704 | TV-RE

Explores Venezuela's controversial and outspoken president, Hugo Chavez, and the revolution he claims is turning his country into an anti-capitalist beacon for Latin America and the world.

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

01:26:25 | #2703 | TV-RE

Interviews with both close friends and adversaries track Lee Atwater's rise from his days as a high school election kingmaker in South Carolina all the way to the White House, then through his subsequent battle with cancer.

The War Briefing

56:46 | #2702 | TV-RE

An inside look at the real choices the next president will face regarding foreign policy challenges. Strategists and diplomats give their best advice on how to correct past failures and shape a realistic foreign policy approach in the Middle East.


01:56:46 | #2613 | TV-RE

Producer Martin Smith travels the globe to size up the climate change problem firsthand and to examine what big business is really doing to solve one of the most urgent issues of our time.

The Choice 2008

01:56:46 | #2701 | TV-RE

Personal and political biographies of presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama go behind the headlines to discover how they arrived at this moment and what their very different candidacies say about America.

Young and Restless in China

01:56:46 | #2614 | TV-RE

Follows a group of nine young Chinese men and women over the course of four years as they scramble to keep pace with a society changing as fast as any in history.

Storm Over Everest

01:56:29 | #2612 | TV-PG

World-renowned climber and filmmaker David Breashears travels to Mount Everest to tell the story of a 1996 storm that resulted in the worst climbing tragedy in the mountain's history—and how 11 climbers managed to survive.

Sick Around the World

56:46 | #2611 | TV-RE

Examines the health care systems of other advanced capitalist democracies to see what tried and tested ideas might help the U.S. reform its own broken system.

Bad Voodoo's War

56:46 | #2610 | TV-RE

Tracks a National Guard infantry platoon who call themselves the "Bad Voodoo Platoon" through the daily grind of their perilous mission in Iraq, which includes dodging deadly IEDs, grappling with the political complexities of dealing with Iraqi security forces, and battling their own fatigue and fears.

Bush's War (Part 2)

01:56:46 | #2609 | TV-PG

New interviews and reports, as well as selections from five years of archival investigations, trace the decision-making process that led to the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the behind-the-scenes battles within the Bush administration and the U.S. military over the conduct of the war.

Bush's War (Part 1)

02:26:46 | #2608 | TV-PG

New interviews and reports, as well as selections from five years of archival investigations, trace the decision-making process that led to the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the behind-the-scenes battles within the Bush administration and the U.S. military over the conduct of the war.

Rules of Engagement

56:46 | #2607 | TV-PG

The untold story of what happened in Haditha, Iraq, where 24 residents were killed by U.S. forces in what many in the media branded "Iraq's My Lai." With accusations swirling that the Marines massacred Iraqi civilians "in cold blood," the Haditha incident has led to one of the largest criminal cases against U.S. troops in the Iraq war.

Growing Up Online

56:46 | #2606

Explores the complicated new lines being drawn between the real and virtual worlds for today's children and teens—and for their often bewildered parents.

The Medicated Child

56:46 | #2605

An investigation into the controversial practice of putting children, even toddlers, on behavior-modifying medications.

On Our Watch

56:21 | #2604

Asks why the genocide in Darfur was allowed to unfold and profiles some of the activists seeking to raise awareness of the carnage.

The Undertaking

56:46 | #2603 | TV-RE

The world of Thomas Lynch, a poet and undertaker whose family has cared for the dead in a small Michigan town for three generations.

Showdown with Iran

56:46 | #2602 | TV-RE

Traces the tumultuous history of U.S.-Iran relations since 9/11.

Cheney's Law

56:46 | #2601 | TV-RE

Examines the war waged by Vice President Dick Cheney behind closed doors over the power of the presidency and the rule of law.

The Endgame

56:46 | #2513

Top administration figures, military commanders, and journalists recount how strategic and tactical mistakes brought Iraq to virtual civil war and why President Bush decided to risk what military planners once warned could be the worst way to fight there: door-to-door.

Spying on the Home Front

56:46 | #2512 | TV-PG

Reporter Hedrick Smith presents new material on how the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program works and examines clashing viewpoints on whether President Bush has violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and infringed on constitutional protections.

When Kids Get Life

01:26:46 | #2511 | TV-PG

The U.S. is one of only a few countries in the world where children under 18 can be prosecuted as adults and sentenced to life without parole. Producer Ofra Bikel visits five young men in Colorado who were sentenced to life without parole to examine their crimes and punishments, the laws that sanctioned their convictions, and the prospect of never being free again.

Hot Politics

56:46 | #2510 | TV-PG

How bipartisan political and economic forces have prevented the U.S. government from confronting global warming.

So Much So Fast

01:26:46 | #2508 | TV-RE

A family's passionate, acerbic, and relentlessly hopeful reaction to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and how it transforms their lives.

News War: What's Happening to the News

01:26:46 | #2509 | TV-RE

Inside the newsroom of the Los Angeles Times, an epic battle over the future of news is pitting editors and reporters against corporate owners.

News War: Secrets, Sources, and Spin (Part 2)

56:46 | #2506 | TV-RE

Stories from across the country examine forms of legal jeopardy faced by reporters and the additional complications generated by the war on terror and homeland security measures.

News War: Secrets, Sources, and Spin (Part 1)

56:32 | #2505 | TV-RE

Examines the political, cultural, legal, and economic forces challenging the news media today and how the press has reacted in turn. Lowell Bergman interviews the major players in today's high-profile debates over the role of the press.

The Hand of God

01:26:26 | #2507 | TV-RE

In recent decades, more than 10,000 children reportedly were sexually abused by Catholic priests in the United States. From behind the headlines, filmmaker Joe Cultrera tells the very personal story of how the crisis affected his own family in Salem, Mass.

Living Old

56:46 | #2415 | TV-PG

The fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population is those over 85. With families dispersed and the health care system already overburdened, many experts fear that we are on the threshold of a major crisis in elder care.

A Hidden Life

56:46 | #2504

When popular, socially conservative Republican mayor Jim West was outed as gay by the town's newspaper, the residents of Spokane were forced to confront their most basic feelings about homosexuality.

The Lost Year in Iraq

56:33 | #2503

Follows a year in the life of an initially idealistic group of Americans, led by Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III, as they try to seize control in Iraq by disbanding the old police force, army, and Baathist government—and gradually become hardened to the realities of postwar Iraq.

The Enemy Within

56:15 | #2502

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Lowell Bergman investigates the domestic counterterrorism effort and asks whether we are any better prepared to prevent a catastrophic attack than we were before 9/11.

Return of the Taliban

56:46 | #2501

Some lawless areas ruled by Pakistani tribal lords along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border have fallen under the control of a resurgent Taliban militia. The militia uses the region as a launching pad for attacks on U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan.

The Dark Side

56:46 | #2414

An investigation of the unseen portions of the war on terror—what Vice President Cheney has called the "dark side"—drawing on more than 40 interviews, thousands of pages of documentary evidence, and a substantial photographic archive.

The Age of AIDS

01:56:46 | #2413

The development of a three-part cocktail of drugs made AIDS treatable, but its cost created a chasm between countries that could afford it and those that could not. AIDS researchers, world leaders, activists, and patients discuss what can be done to bring the cost of treatment down and to stop the spread of AIDS.

The Age of AIDS (Part 1)

01:56:46 | #2412

Chronicles the history of the AIDS epidemic, starting with the first appearance of a new "mystery disease" among five homosexual men in 1981, and examines the social stigmas and politics that hindered progress on finding treatments—even as the disease began to spread throughout the population.

Can You Afford To Retire?

56:46 | #2411 | TV-RE

The Baby Boomer generation is headed for a shock as it hits retirement: Boomers will be long on life expectancy but short on income. Most people have heard the warnings about the solvency of Social Security, but many do not know that two other pillars of retirement income for Americans—lifetime corporate pensions and employee contribution plans such as 401Ks—are also in trouble.

The Tank Man

56:46 | #2410

A search for "the tank man"—the solitary, unarmed protester who stood his ground before a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989—examines China's uneasy attempt to embrace capitalism while stifling dissent.

The Insurgency

56:46 | #2409 | TV-PG

An in-depth look inside the multi-faceted insurgency in Iraq, featuring special access to insurgent leaders and commanders of Iraqi and U.S. military units as well as detailed analysis from journalists who have risked their lives to meet insurgent leaders and their foot soldiers. Stories from the battle for one Iraqi town offer vivid testimony from civilians whose families were targeted by the insurgents.

The Meth Epidemic

56:46 | #2407 | TV-RE

Investigates America's addiction to methamphetamine and exposes the inherent conflict between the illegal drug trade and the legitimate $3 billion cold-remedy business.

Sex Slaves

51:46 | #2408

A hidden-camera look at the world of sexual slavery and interviews with traffickers and their victims expose the indifference by Eastern European governments that allows the abuses to continue virtually unchecked. Meanwhile, one man determined to find his abducted wife poses as a trafficker himself to buy back her freedom.

Country Boys (Part 3)

01:56:47 | #2406

As the boys enter their senior year, their lives and hopes for the future take dramatically different turns. Chris has moved out of his father's house and finds it necessary to quit school in order to work to cover his expenses. But he is determined not to give up on the dream of going to college. Cody discusses marriage with Jessica, talks with his pastor about the possibility of becoming a preacher, and learns to his surprise that he will be the valedictorian of his graduating class.

Country Boys (Part 2)

01:56:29 | #2405

Chris works to start a school choir, and its success boosts his self-confidence. But at his moment of triumph, his mother moves out, leaving him with his alcoholic father. Meanwhile, Cody is grappling with the tangled reality of his extended family. Though he lives with his former step-grandmother, Liz, he's still legally in the custody of his aunt.

Country Boys (Part 1)

01:56:47 | #2404

David Sutherland, acclaimed producer of The Farmer's Wife, returns to rural America with an epic tale of two boys coming of age in Eastern Kentucky's Appalachian hills. Cody Perkins and Chris Johnson, classmates at an alternative high school, inhabit the same world yet are light years apart. Intimate cinematography and extraordinary sound design explore the emotional terrain of two boys who are about to become men, documenting their struggles to overcome hardship and poverty and find meaning in their lives.

The Storm

56:46 | #2403

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, another powerful storm broke out: a political dust-up about the slow response to the devastation of America's Gulf Coast and whether it was rooted in larger social divisions.

The Last Abortion Clinic

56:46 | #2402 | TV-PG

A look at the local political battles over this hot-button issue focusing on Mississippi, where only a single clinic now performs abortions.

The Torture Question

56:46 | #2401 | TV-RE

In the uncertain weeks following September 11, an internal power struggle over how to hold and interrogate terrorism suspects was waged at the highest levels of the Bush administration. Excerpts from a series of blunt memos retrace the struggle over how and when to use what was called "coercive interrogation" and track how increasingly tough measures were taken to gather information about Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and finally the rising insurgency in Iraq. Policy makers, government interrogators, and their subjects talk about their experiences in an examination that begins at the White House and ends in the public debate about alleged abuses at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Abu Ghraib, Iraq.

The O.J. Verdict

56:46 | #2316

Ten years after one of the most controversial verdicts in the history of the American justice system, producer Ofra Bikel revisits the O.J. Simpson trial to examine the deep and enduring racial rifts it exposed and the legal complexities it introduced to thousands of Americans. Extensive interviews with the defense, prosecutors, and journalists explore the "perfect storm" that was the O.J. trial as well as its lasting impact on the American justice system.

Private Warriors

56:46 | #2315 | TV-RE

Private contractors like Halliburton/KBR, Blackwater, Aegis, Erinys, and Custer Battles are playing an increasingly critical role in running U.S. military supply lines, providing armed protection, and operating U.S. military bases. In Iraq, these private warriors are targeted by insurgents and in turn have been criticized for their rough treatment of civilians. The Pentagon's new reliance on corporate outsourcing raises tough questions about where these companies fit in the chain of command and the price we are paying for their role in the war.

A Jew Among the Germans

56:46 | #2314

Marian Marzynski, a Holocaust survivor, sets out on a personal quest to find out how Germans are going to design a memorial to the murder of six million Jews.

The New Asylums

56:46 | #2313 | TV-PG

Have jails and prisons become America's new asylums? Unprecedented behind-the-scenes footage of prison therapy sessions, mental health treatment meetings, crisis wards, and prison disciplinary tribunals goes deep inside Ohio's state prison system to examine the complex and growing problem of dealing with mental illness behind bars.

Memory of the Camps

59:00 | #318 | TV-M

Allied troops marching into Germany at the end of World War II found evidence of atrocities that have tortured the conscience of the world ever since. As they entered Nazi concentration camps, they made a film record of the horrors they found.

Death of a Princess

01:56:46 | #2312

A rebroadcast of a controversial 1980 docudrama recounting the public execution of a young Saudi Arabian princess and her lover for adultery. The film, which triggered vehement protests from the Saudi government and an international uproar when it was first broadcast, re-creates journalist Antony Thomas' journey through the Arab world to investigate the executions, examines the constricted lives of Arab women, and explores the elusiveness of journalistic truth by showing the same events from multiple perspectives. New interviews with the filmmakers recount the controversies surrounding the film and analyze how the lives of Arab women have, and have not, changed in 25 years.

Karl Rove—The Architect

56:46 | #2310 | TV-RE

Traces the political history and modus operandi of the man President George W. Bush called the "architect" of his reelection victory—political strategist and policy adviser Karl Rove. He has been on the inside of every political and policy decision of the Bush administration, including the current battles on Social Security, taxes, and tort reform. For Rove, observers say, enactment of the Bush agenda is a way to win the biggest prize of all—a permanent Republican majority.

Israel's Next War?

56:46 | #2311

A new Palestinian leader has signed a truce with Israel, and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is planning to remove Jewish settlers and return the disputed Gaza Strip to Palestinian control this summer—raising hopes that, after four years of bloody fighting, Middle East peace talks might resume. But Israeli security forces are warning that extremists among the settlers in both Gaza and the West Bank might resist with violence, triggering civil war in Israel or a conflict with the wider Muslim world.

The Soldier's Heart

56:46 | #2309 | TV-M

As the war in Iraq continues, the first measures of its psychological toll are coming in. A medical study estimates that more than one in seven returning veterans will suffer from major depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Stories of soldiers who have already come home haunted by their experiences in Iraq explore the question of whether the government is doing enough to help them.

A Company of Soldiers

01:26:46 | #2308

An intimate look at the dangers facing an American military unit in Iraq from inside the U.S. Army's 8th Cavalry Regiment, stationed in Baghdad.

House of Saud

01:56:46 | #2307

The House of Saud has controlled every aspect of Saudi Arabian life and politics since the kingdom was established in 1932. Interviews with family members, government officials, and U.S. and Saudi experts chronicle how this secretive royal family has maintained its hold on power and trace its relations with America, from the first alliance in the 1930s through September 11 to the present day.

Al Qaeda's New Front

56:46 | #2306

Europe, now home to 20 million Muslims and sometimes referred to as "Eurabia," is the new front in the war on terrorism. It represents a challenge to intelligence services on both sides of the Atlantic, exacerbated by political divisions over the Iraq War.

Secret History of the Credit Card

56:46 | #2305

The average American family carries ten credit cards, and credit card debt and personal bankruptcies are at all-time highs. With no legal limit on the interest or fees that can be charged, credit cards have become the most profitable sector of the American banking industry, with more than $30 billion in profits in 2003 alone. Frontline and the New York Times examine how the credit card industry became so pervasive, so lucrative, and so politically powerful.

Is Wal-Mart Good for America?

56:46 | #2304 | TV-PG

Storefronts stand empty in Circleville, OH, where the local TV manufacturing plant has closed down. But the South China boomtown of Shenzhen boasts a sea of new high-rises. The connection between them is Wal-Mart, which imports up to $25 billion worth of goods from China annually, helping the company deliver "everyday low prices" to 100 million customers a week. While some economists credit Wal-Mart's single-minded focus on low costs with helping to contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive shift of consumer-goods production to China, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living here at home.

The Persuaders

56:46 | #2303 | TV-PG

To cut through mass-media clutter and to overcome consumers' growing resistance to their pitches, marketers are using sophisticated research methods and the little-understood techniques of public relations to integrate their messages deeper into the fabric of our lives. New York University professor Douglas Rushkoff explores how this "culture of marketing" has come to shape the way Americans understand the world and themselves and how the techniques of the persuasion industries have migrated into politics and government.

The War at the Pentagon

56:46 | #2302 | TV-PG

With the U.S. Army deployed in a dozen hot spots around the world, on constant alert in Afghanistan, and taking casualties every day in Iraq, some current and former officers charge that the American military is overstretched and demoralized and may be unable to fight where and when the nation desires. This in-depth assessment of the state of the nation's military establishment delves into the aggressive attempts by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his allies to assert civilian control and remake the military.

The Choice 2004

01:56:46 | #2301

A dual biography of Republican President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry, his Democratic challenger in the presidential race, goes beyond sound bites and political rhetoric to explore how the candidates and their values have been shaped by family background, history, victory, and defeat. Insightful comments from friends, mentors, historians, and spiritual advisers offer the chance to see the candidates in a fresh light.

Sacred Ground

56:46 | #2216

Tells the inside story of the first stormy year in the effort to build the Freedom Tower on the site of the World Trade Center, as architect Daniel Libeskind's desire to build the world's most meaningful architectural tribute devolves into a billion-dollar battle for the soul of Ground Zero.

The Plea

01:26:46 | #2215

Nearly 95 percent of all criminal cases never reach a jury, but instead are settled through plea bargains. What are the moral, judicial, and constitutional implications of relying on plea bargains to expedite justice?

The Way the Music Died

56:46 | #2214 | TV-PG

Follows the trajectory of the recording industry from its post-Woodstock heyday in the 1970s and '80s to what one observer describes as a "hysteria" of mass layoffs and bankruptcy in 2004, exploring the convergence of industry-wide consolidation, Internet theft, and artistic drought that has brought the industry to the verge of collapse.

The Jesus Factor

56:46 | #2212 | TV-PG

As an evangelical Christian, President George W. Bush has something in common with the 46 percent of Americans who describe themselves as having been "born again" or having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. But how closely do Bush's religious views mirror those of the country's burgeoning—and politically influential—evangelical movement? And to what extent do they influence his political decision making?

Son of Al Qaeda

56:46 | #2213

Growing up in the 1990s, Abdurahman Khadr played with the children of his father's long-time friend Osama bin Laden. Now he works for the U.S. government. Interviews with Khadr as well as his mother and siblings recount his incredible journey from terrorist upbringing to the CIA, offering a revealing glimpse inside the mindset of an Al Qaeda family.

Diet Wars

56:46 | #2211 | TV-PG

From Atkins to Ornish and from Weight Watchers to the Zone, today's dieters have a dizzying array of weight-loss programs to choose from—yet the underlying principles of these diets are often contradictory. Is low-fat better than low-carb? Is Atkins the answer? And has the USDA Food Pyramid done more harm than good?

Ghosts of Rwanda

01:56:46 | #2210

Interviews with key government officials and diplomats and ground-breaking eyewitness accounts chronicle one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century—the Rwandan genocide. What were the social, political, and diplomatic failures that enabled the slaughter of 800,000 people to occur unabated and unchallenged by the global community?

The Invasion of Iraq

01:56:46 | #2209

Examines the key strategies, battles, and turning points of the Iraq war through the firsthand accounts of many of its key participants—from strategists in Washington to the soldiers who actually fought the battles.

Tax Me If You Can

56:46 | #2208 | TV-PG

Some experts estimate that the U.S. Treasury loses as much as $50 billion to tax shelters each year. Correspondent Hedrick Smith provides an inside look at how big corporations and wealthy individuals cut their taxes with intricate, hidden, and abusive tax shelters and investigates the role of blue-chip accounting firms in these secret deals.

Beyond Baghdad

56:46 | #2207

Correspondent Martin Smith journeys throughout Iraq to investigate just what the U.S. is up against in trying to bring democracy to the country. He travels across the Iraqi-Turkish border to Kurdish Mosul and Kirkuk, across the rebellious Sunni lands, and south to the sacred Shia cities of Karbala and Najaf, talking with tribal sheiks, ayatollahs, politicians, aid workers, soldiers, and U.S. authorities along the way.

Chasing Saddam's Weapons

56:46 | #2206

BBC reporter Jane Corbin goes inside the high-stakes search for Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction, visiting top-secret locations and interviewing key U.S. officials leading the hunt, including David Kay. Will the investigation's final results justify the White House's call for war against Iraq?

From China with Love

56:46 | #2205

Her code name was "Parlor Maid," and her information about China found its way to four American presidents. For 20 years, spy Katrina Leung's handler was a freewheeling FBI agent named J.J. Smith. But "Parlor Maid" and J.J. were more than agent and asset; they were lovers. In April 2003, the U.S. government accused her of being a double agent, spying for China with J.J.'s help, and arrested them both. This story of sex, secrets, risk, patriotism, and power also raises questions about how seriously U.S. intelligence about China has been compromised.

Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?

02:56:46 | #1205 | TV-PG

An investigative biography of the man at the center of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Was he an emotionally disturbed "lone gunman"? One of two gunmen that day in Dallas? Or an unwitting scapegoat for the real assassins?

Dangerous Prescription

56:46 | #2204 | TV-PG

Examines the role drug companies play in the approval and monitoring of prescription drugs through real-life cases of FDA-approved drugs that were taken off the market after injuring—and in some cases, killing—consumers. Is the FDA's current system adequate for protecting the public safety?

The Alternative Fix

56:46 | #2203 | TV-PG

Examines the controversy over complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Interviews with supporters, skeptical scientists, and observers on both sides of the debate look at the increased scrutiny of these popular treatments as the first real studies of their effectiveness are published. Are hospitals that offer alternative therapies conferring a sense of legitimacy on these largely untested and scientifically unproven treatments?

Chasing the Sleeper Cell

56:46 | #2202 | TV-PG

An examination of a major, ongoing domestic terrorism investigation involving Al Qaeda operatives and American citizens they trained raises questions about the effectiveness of the FBI and the CIA. Are the new tools they have to combat terrorism the right ones to contain the threat at home?

Truth, War, and Consequences

01:26:46 | #2201 | TV-PG

Traces the roots of the Iraqi war back to the days immediately following September 11, when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ordered the creation of a special intelligence operation to quietly begin looking for evidence to justify a war on Saddam Hussein. Its reports soon became part of a continuing struggle between civilians in the Pentagon on one side and the CIA, State Department, and uniformed military on the other—a struggle that would lead to inadequate planning for the aftermath of the war, continuing violence, and mounting political problems for the president.

Public Schools, Inc.

56:23 | #2119

Ten years after "edupreneur" Chris Whittle first announced his bold plan to revolutionize the way we educate our children, Whittle's Edison Schools continue to be a lightning rod on the issue of for-profit public education. An investigation of the intertwined fortunes of Edison Schools and its charismatic yet controversial leader examines whether it's possible to create world-class schools that turn a profit. Co-produced by Frontline, The Merrow Report, and the New York Times.

The Other Drug War

56:46 | #2120

American consumers pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world. Interviews with legislators, scientists, consumers, and industry leaders examine efforts by states such as Maine and Oregon to try to control escalating drug costs in the face of strong opposition from the pharmaceutical industry, which argues that reducing drug prices will ultimately reduce the number of innovative drugs developed.

The Wall Street Fix

56:46 | #2118 | TV-PG

Tracing the rise and fall of WorldCom, the hottest stock—and then the biggest bankruptcy—of the 1990s, correspondent Hedrick Smith uncovers the hidden ties that enabled superbanks and Wall Street insiders to shape and profit from the telecom boom while leaving ordinary investors holding worthless stock when the bubble burst.

The Burden of Innocence

56:46 | #2117

Examines the many social, psychological, and economic challenges facing exonerated inmates, the vast majority of whom must re-enter society with no financial or transitional assistance.

Cyber War!

56:46 | #2116 | TV-PG

A new form of warfare has broken out, and the battleground is cyberspace. Weapons such as embedded malicious code, probes, and pings create surgical strikes and have the potential for massive assaults on America's infrastructure: the power grid, the water supply, the complex air traffic control system, and the nation's railroads.

Kim's Nuclear Gamble

56:46 | #2115

The world is running out of time to strike a peace-preserving deal with North Korea's strange and reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il. For 10 years, threats, deceptions, and diplomatic ploys have shaped U.S. relations with the Hermit Kingdom. What happens next depends on the outcome of a raging debate within the Bush administration over how best to handle Chairman Kim.

Blair's War

56:46 | #2114

For the past few months, British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been fighting the biggest political battle of his career. Caught in the center of a high-stakes political storm, he tried to personally bridge the gap between the United States and its European allies—particularly France and Germany—over the impending war in Iraq. What are the stakes if the current discord shakes the old Western Alliance apart?

A Class Divided

56:46 | #309 | TV-PG

In 1968, on the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, a teacher in Iowa tried a classroom experiment: She began treating children with blue eyes as superior to children with brown eyes. What did those children learn about discrimination, and how does it still affect them today?

The War Behind Closed Doors

56:46 | #2113

Interviews with Washington insiders examine the hidden story of what is really driving the Bush administration to war with Iraq. Are the publicly reported reasons—fear of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction or a desire to ensure and protect America's access to oil—only masking the real reason for the war?

China in the Red

01:56:46 | #2112

Chronicles three pivotal years in China's historic evolution from a rigid Communist society to an exploding market, revealing a nation in flux and a people struggling to survive in a world they never dreamed would exist.

Failure to Protect: The Caseworker Files/Failure to Protect: A National Dialogue

01:56:46 | #2111

Follows a small group of caseworkers with the Maine Department of Human Services as they interact with families and one another while dealing with the excruciating dilemmas and heart-breaking choices that confront them every day.

The Taking of Logan Marr

56:46 | #2110 | TV-PG

In January 2001, 5-year-old Logan Marr was found dead in the basement of her foster mother's home in Chelsea, ME. An examination of the events that led up to her death revisits the state's decision to remove her from her birth mother's home and raises troubling questions about the foster care system.

A Dangerous Business

56:46 | #2109 | TV-RE

Investigates workplace safety in one of America's most dangerous industries: the iron foundries.

Much Ado About Something

01:26:46 | #2108

Explores anew the centuries-old controversy over whether the literary masterpieces attributed to Shakespeare were actually written by someone else. Long the subject of debate among authors—with everyone from Henry James to Mark Twain weighing in on the subject—the Shakespeare question has captivated some of history's greatest thinkers.

In Search of Al Qaeda

56:46 | #2107

Examines the quest to bring the terrorist group to justice and follows the trail of Al Qaeda from the Afghan border areas into Pakistan's cities as U.S. and Pakistani authorities begin to track down some of the network's leaders.

Let's Get Married

56:46 | #2106

Examines the modern marriage movement, why the traditional American family structure is crumbling, and why everyone from the government to church leaders to intellectuals—on both the right and the left—are pushing marriage, especially among the poor.

A Crime of Insanity

00:00 | #2105

Examines the controversial case of Ralph Tortorici, a paranoid schizophrenic, and the personal, political, and societal fallout that results when the legal and psychiatric worlds collide.

Missile Wars

00:00 | #2104 | TV-None

Examines the reasons for the Bush administration's determination to deploy an anti-missile system and looks at both sides of the missile defense debate.

The Man Who Knew

56:46 | #2103 | TV-PG

FBI Special Agent John O'Neill, the bureau's top counterterrorism agent, came to believe that the United States should kill Osama bin Laden before Al Qaeda launched a devastating attack on America. Forced out of the job he loved, O'Neill took a position as head of security at the World Trade Center-where he was killed in exactly the kind of attack he had feared. O'Neill's story provides a rare glimpse into what the U.S. government did or did not know prior to the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Campaign Against Terror

00:00 | #2102

The behind-the-scenes story of the U.S. and world response to the September 11 terrorist attacks on America and the complex diplomatic maneuvering that led to an international coalition against Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero

01:56:46 | #2101

How the spiritual lives of both believers and non-believers have been challenged since Sept. 11 by difficult questions of good and evil, God's culpability, and the potential for darkness within religion itself.

Shattered Dreams of Peace: The Road from Oslo

00:00 | #2023

Traces the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, from the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin up through the chaotic events now unfolding, providing unprecedented access to the peace process on which the fate of millions depends.

Bigger Than Enron

00:00 | #2022

Examines the financial meltdown of Enron and the ensuing accounting scandal to determine what went wrong with the system of controls that is supposed to protect stockholders from investment fraud.

The Siege of Bethlehem

00:00 | #2021

Reveals the secret negotiations, strategies, gambits, and maneuvers employed throughout the siege of the Church of the Nativity in spring 2002 as the Palestinian and Israeli combatants sought to maintain a delicate balance between diplomatic persuasion and military might.


01:56:46 | #2020 | TV-PG

Examines the fundamental tenets of Islam and the causes behind its current worldwide resurgence, illuminating the perspectives, conflicts, and tensions that are shaping today's Muslim world.

Terror and Tehran

00:00 | #2019

The Iranian government helped in the war against the Taliban and seems willing to help bring down a common enemy: Saddam Hussein. But Iran is also developing nuclear weapons and is bent on Israel's destruction. As the war on terrorism advances, how will America handle Iran?

Did Daddy Do It?

00:00 | #2018

In 1984, Cuban immigrant Frank Fuster and his wife were charged with sexually abusing numerous children at their Miami day-care center. The prosecutor in the case, Janet Reno, became famous and would later serve as the nation's attorney general. Fuster was found guilty, but a new investigation has found evidence that calls into question the "ironclad" case against him.

Modern Meat

00:00 | #2017

Investigates the modern way of producing meat—more industry than agriculture—and the safety of our meat supply as meat production becomes increasingly mechanized and centralized.

Requiem for Frank Lee Smith

00:00 | #2016

In December 2000, after spending 14 years on Florida's Death Row, Frank Lee Smith was cleared of rape and murder as a result of sophisticated DNA testing—but not before Smith himself died of cancer in prison.

Battle for the Holy Land

00:00 | #2015

Reveals the tactics and strategies behind the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians and reports on the latest cycle of violence to unfold in the Middle East.

Testing Our Schools

00:00 | #2014

Congress has made the passage of the education reform bill its sole priority on the domestic front. With reports from Virginia, California, and Massachusetts, correspondent John Merrow examines how the quest for higher test scores is changing teaching and learning in America.

Roll Over: The Hidden History of the SUV

00:00 | #2013

An investigative history of the vehicle that turned Detroit's fortunes around. What do consumers really know about their sport-utility vehicles—and about those charged with making them safe?

American Porn

56:46 | #2012 | TV-M

Investigates the pending political battle that will soon engulf the multi-billion-dollar pornography business and its distribution partners—who include some of America's best-known corporations.

Inside the Teenage Brain

56:46 | #2011 | TV-PG

Experts are exploring the recesses of the brain and finding explanations for why adolescents behave the way they do. The new discoveries may change the way we teach, or perhaps even understand, our teenagers.

Dot Con

00:00 | #2010

Investigates the financial forces behind the unprecedented rise and seemingly overnight fall of the Internet economy.

Inside the Terror Network

00:00 | #2009

The hijackers of September 11 led such outwardly ordinary lives that they moved through Europe and America virtually unnoticed. They plotted in broad daylight. And everywhere they went, they blended in—unsuspected.

An Ordinary Crime

00:00 | #2008

A bizarre case of injustice in which two men with the same name are implicated in the same crime and one is sentenced to 32 years in prison.

The Monster That Ate Hollywood

56:46 | #2007 | TV-PG

Things have changed in America's film capital, where once fiercely independent studio bosses must now answer to the mega-corporations that have swallowed the industry whole.

The Saudi Time Bomb

00:00 | #2006

Explores the fragile alliance between the ultraconservative fundamentalist Islamic kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States in light of the terrorist events of September 11.

Gunning for Saddam

00:00 | #2005

Some powerful forces in the nation's capital believe that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is to blame for many acts of terrorism, including biological warfare, over the last decade. Should America's war against terrorism be enlarged to attempt the removal of the Iraqi dictator?

Ambush in Mogadishu

00:00 | #1704

In October 1993, a group of U.S. Army Rangers was pinned down in Mogadishu by the forces of Somali warlord General Mohammed Farah Aidid, and 18 Americans were killed. The disastrous firefight has shaped public opinion and influenced U.S. foreign policy in other global trouble spots, and it may hold lessons for the American military action in Afghanistan. In fact, newly uncovered evidence suggests that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden may have trained the Somali fighters.

Trail of a Terrorist

00:00 | #2004

On December 14, 1999, Ahmed Ressam was detained at the U.S./Canadian border. Agents discovered a powerful bomb in his trunk and uncovered a plot for a millennium attack on America. Ressam gave testimony revealing his motives and methods, his connection to an Algerian terrorist group, and his training at the Osama bin Laden camps in Afghanistan.

Dangerous Straits

00:00 | #2003

Investigates the conflict over Taiwan at the highest levels in both the American and Chinese governments as well as its potential for drawing the United States into a major war.

Looking for Answers

00:00 | #2002

An examination of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon—the most devastating terrorist attack in history and the biggest failure of U.S. intelligence since Pearl Harbor—looks at why the U.S. failed to fully understand the hatred for America among Muslim fundamentalists and traces the roots of that hatred in the U.S. government's support for Israel and for authoritarian regimes in the oil-rich Middle East. Bill Moyers anchors.

Target America

00:00 | #2001 | TV-RE

The United States suffered its first humiliation at the hands of Islamic militants 22 years ago—and that attack has been followed by incident after incident, resulting in thousands of deaths. This report looks at the long-standing division within the nation's security apparatus about how to deal with this unconventional, unpredictable, and ruthless new enemy.


00:00 | #1916 | TV-None

Investigates the story behind the California energy crisis, looking at the power companies, deregulation, and the failure of leadership to provide sufficient energy for the nation's most populous state.

LAPD Blues

00:00 | #1915 | TV-14

Explores the internal lawlessness that has crippled the once-proud Los Angeles police force.

Medicating Kids

56:46 | #1914 | TV-PG

Millions of American children are being prescribed powerful behavior modification drugs such as Ritalin, Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft. Are these medications really necessary—and safe—for young children? Or are they merely a harried nation's quick fix for annoying, yet age-appropriate, behavior?

Organ Farm (Part 2)

00:00 | #1913

Do the benefits of xenotransplantation outweigh the possible yet unknown risks?

Organ Farm (Part 1)

00:00 | #1912

Examines the benefits and risks of transplanting genetically modified cells and even whole organs from pigs into human beings.

The Merchants of Cool

56:46 | #1911 | TV-14

With more money and independence than ever before, teenagers are increasingly being targeted by corporate America. Hollywood and Madison Avenue both reflect and help shape the culture in which American teens grow up.


00:00 | #1910 | TV-PG

Investigates the role of computer hackers and how their exploits highlight the profound insecurities of the Internet and the software that drives it.

Saving Elián

00:00 | #1909 | TV-PG

Examines the battle over Elián Gonzalez and how one little boy became a metaphor for a 40-year struggle for the future of Cuba.

Juvenile Justice

00:00 | #1908 | TV-PG

Explores whether children who commit serious crimes should be tried as juveniles or adults.

The Clinton Years

00:00 | #1907 | TV-PG

Follows Bill Clinton from the governor's mansion in Little Rock through a hard-fought campaign and his eight years in the White House. Hosted by ABC's Ted Koppel.

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians - (Pt.2)

01:56:46 | #1612 | TV-PG

Examines the period after the First Revolt, tracing the development of the Gospels; the increasingly hostile relationship between Christians and Jews; and the Second Revolt, another bloody Jewish war against Rome. During the second and third centuries A.D., Christianity grows from a small Jewish sect to an official religion of the Roman Empire.

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians - Pax Romana/A Light To The Nations

01:56:46 | #1610 | TV-PG

New and sometimes controversial historical evidence traces the life of Jesus of Nazareth, his message, and the events that led to his crucifixion around 30 C.E. It then follows the rise of Christianity through the First Revolt-the bloody and violent siege of Jerusalem and the beginning of a rift between Christianity and Judaism.

Real Justice (Part 1)

00:00 | #1905 | TV-RE

Inside a District Court, overworked and underfunded prosecutors and public defenders shuttle among different cases and different courts in a seemingly endless attempt to keep the wheels of justice turning.

The Future of War

00:00 | #1904 | TV-PG

Examines the internal debate raging inside the military establishment about how we will pay for the new weapons and force needed to fight the next war.

Drug Wars (Part 2)

00:00 | #1903 | TV-PG

Despite all the federal government's efforts, the usage of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and other illicit drugs in the U.S. remains essentially unchanged. Have those efforts been in vain?

Drug Wars (Part 1)

00:00 | #1902 | TV-PG

Examines America's 30-year effort to stop the flow of illegal drugs into this country—a battle that has absorbed hundreds of billions of dollars and altered the criminal justice system.

The Choice 2000

00:00 | #1901 | TV-PG

Biographies of presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore examine how their values have been shaped by family background, history, victory, and defeat.

The Battle Over School Choice

00:00 | #1817

Explores the heated political debate over the reform of public education and investigates the spectrum of "school choice" options—from vouchers to charter schools to for-profit academies—that are becoming increasingly popular in troubled inner cities.

Return of the Czar

00:00 | #1816

Russians enjoy more freedoms than at any time in history, but the country is being militarized, anti-Western propaganda is increasing, and career KGB officer Vladimir Putin—Boris Yeltsin's anointed successor—is set to ascend to Russia's presidency.

Jefferson's Blood

00:00 | #1815

Thomas Jefferson apparently lived a dual life, sharing his house with his white daughter and grandchildren while his unacknowledged mistress and his children by her worked in the same house as slaves. Shelby Steele examines Jefferson's life and follows the descendants of Jefferson and Sally Hemings as they undergo DNA testing, search their family history, and try to find their place along America's blurred color line.

The Execution

00:00 | #1711

An exploration of capital punishment through the life of Clifford Burgess, a 30-year-old who spent almost a decade on death row, and the stories of the two victims he brutally murdered in convenience store robberies.

Dr. Solomon's Dilemma

00:00 | #1814 | TV-PG

Investigates the great battles of contemporary American medicine: cost vs. care, patients vs. the bottom line, the Hippocratic oath vs. economic survival. All of these choices affect patient treatment and the vital doctor-patient relationship.

Hunting bin Laden

00:00 | #1713 | TV-PG

An examination of America's counter-terrorism command structure and how close we are to turning the tide in the war against international terrorists. (Program updated in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attack on New York and Washington, DC.)

War in Europe (Part 2 of 2)

00:00 | #1813

The political constraints, internal divisions, and miscalculations that shaped the war in the Balkans.

War in Europe (Part 1 of 2)

00:00 | #1812

After weeks of NATO bombing, Slobodan Milosevic still rules Kosovo, and the region is in ruins.

Assault on Gay America

00:00 | #1811 | TV-14

Explores the roots of homophobia and how these attitudes and beliefs contribute to crimes against gays and lesbians.

Busted: America's War on Marijuana

00:00 | #1615

Each year, the United States government spends almost $2.5 billion to process arrests related to marijuana production and sales. What is the impact of the current policy on the use of marijuana and on American life?

The Survival of Saddam

00:00 | #1810 | TV-14

A look at how Saddam Hussein has maintained his grip on Iraq a decade after the end of the Gulf War.

The Killer at Thurston High

56:46 | #1809 | TV-14

How did Kip Kinkel, a 15-year-old from a solid middle-class family, become, in the words of the police, a "cold-hearted killer"?

The Case for Innocence

00:00 | #1808 | TV-14

More than 70 inmates accused of rape or murder have been freed because DNA tests have provided evidence that courtroom testimony and eyewitness accounts could not.

Apocalypse! (Part 2 of 2)

00:00 | #1806 | TV-PG

Examines the changing ideas about the apocalypse over the last 2,000 years.


00:00 | #1709 | TV-PG

A critical look at how the federal government uses informants in drug prosecution and the effect this process has had on individuals' rights and the U.S. judicial system.


56:46 | #1708 | TV-PG

Despite the appeals of the multi-billion-dollar diet and exercise industries and media assurances that thin is beautiful, Americans are getting fatter. For many, being thin is difficult, if not impossible. Can one be healthy, fit, beautiful, and fat?

Justice for Sale

00:00 | #1807

In the 39 states where judges are elected, special-interest money is pouring into the campaigns, threatening to compromise judicial independence.

Apocalypse! (Part 1 of 2)

00:00 | #1805 | TV-PG

The origins of the book of Revelation and how it has shaped Western ideas of the apocalypse.

Smoke in the Eye

00:00 | #1413

An investigation of the war between network news and the tobacco industry in the wake of the $10 billion libel suit against ABC and the CBS interview with a tobacco company whistle-blower.

The Lost Children of Rockdale County

00:00 | #1804 | TV-14

Examines an outbreak of syphilis among a group of teenagers in the prosperous community of Conyers, GA, revealing their struggles with drugs, sex, aimlessness, and cynicism.

Mafia Power Play

00:00 | #1803

Reveals the disturbing links between professional sports and international organized crime.

Secrets of the SAT

00:00 | #1802 | TV-PG

Examines the debate over fairness in college admission processes and the rise of the multi-million-dollar test-prep industry.

John Paul II: The Millennial Pope

00:00 | #1801

A definitive biography of a pope who has been at the center of many of the landmark events of the last 50 years: the Holocaust and World War II, the fall of communism, and liberation theology and the struggle for human rights and social justice.

The Farmer's Wife (Part 3 of 3)

00:00 | #1703 | TV-PG

Bumper crops mean that the Buschkoetters will save their farm and be able to farm full time. The couple finally realize their dreams by finding inner strength in faith, hope, and family.

The Farmer's Wife (Part 2 of 3)

00:00 | #1702 | TV-PG

Juanita and Darrel get "real jobs" in town, and Juanita attends community college to learn skills for job advancement. But more strain is placed on their marriage and their relationship with their families than ever before.

The Farmer's Wife (Part 1 of 3)

00:00 | #1701 | TV-PG

A look inside the world of Juanita and Darrel Buschkoetter, a young Nebraska farm couple, and their compelling love story as they struggle to save their farm while pushing their marriage to the brink.

The Crash

00:00 | #1719

On Black Monday—August 31, 1998—the Dow Jones plunged 5.7%. U.S. investors recovered fairly quickly, but the crisis devastated and wrecked lives in the global economy, from the Pacific Rim to Latin America and Russia. Is the worst over? Or is the global economy, including the United States, heading for another crash?


00:00 | #1718

In his first film, acclaimed photographer Joel Meyerowitz creates a poignant and indelible portrait of his father, an unpredictable, courageous, and funny man who somehow manages to make Alzheimer's disease look like another of his many adventures. As father and son take a two-week car trip from Florida back to the New York neighborhood of the filmmaker's youth, Hy imparts his wisdom to all he meets along the way—wisdom gained from a long life of observing human foibles.

Making Babies

00:00 | #1717 | TV-PG

Examines the revolution in reproduction and the entrepreneurial atmosphere that imbues the practice of infertility medicine today.

The Triumph of Evil

Examines the slaughter of thousands of Tutsis by the Hutu majority in Rwanda and the world's inaction and indifference in the face of this genocide.

Spying on Saddam

UNSCOM, the special United Nations commission created after Operation Desert Fox in Iraq, has disintegrated amid claims that U.S. intelligence spies penetrated and compromised the UN arms inspection teams.

Give War a Chance

Explores the gulf between what American diplomats want and what the military is prepared to deliver—the inevitable tension between the military and the civilian control that the Constitution requires.

Washington's Other Scandal

Bill Moyers reviews testimony from the congressional hearings on the 1996 presidential election—the most expensive, and perhaps the most corrupt, in history—to explore the issue of campaign finance reform.

Plague War

Scientists and military intelligence experts examine the threat biological warfare poses to world security and the responses some Western nations are frantically developing.

The Child Terror

In the 1980s, Janet Reno, then Florida's prosecuting attorney, led several high-profile cases against alleged child molesters that changed the model of how police and prosecutors approach child sex abuse cases. But now several of these celebrated convictions seem to be unraveling.

The Choice '96

A dual biography of the 1996 major-party presidential candidates, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole, interweaves their public careers and private lives as well as their records and characters.

Secret Daughter

Born to a white mother and an African-American father in the early 1950s, June Cross was given away by her mother to live with a black family. She saw her mother and stepfather, TV star Larry Storch, only during vacations, because her mother feared Storch's career would suffer if the truth about Cross were discovered.

Betting on the Market

For 15 years, Wall Street has produced record gains and has become the place where dreams can be realized—but do Americans understand the nature of the risk involved? This documentary follows two mutual fund managers as they navigate the stormy financial seas.

Six O'Clock News

Investigates the aftermath of the life-shattering events reported every day on the evening news through interviews with people whose lives have been suddenly altered by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, forest fires, or murder. How do these events affect the victims' faith in God?

Murder, Money, and Mexico

In 1994, after Carlos Salinas left office as president of Mexico, the Mexican economy collapsed, throwing the world financial system into crisis. The crash also revealed a story of scandal and corruption caused by Salinas and his brother, Raul.

Nazi Gold

Survivors of the Holocaust have been unable to collect assets deposited in Swiss banks before World War II. New information about Switzerland's financial relationship to the Nazi war effort has blemished its long-held reputation of neutrality.

Once Upon a Time in Arkansas

A look at the Arkansas business deals involving the personal finances of Bill and Hilary Clinton casts new light on the troubles that eventually reached into the private quarters of the White House.

Behind the Mask: The IRA and Sinn Fein

The Irish Republican Army, a sophisticated guerrilla fighting force, and its political arm, Sinn Fein, have waged a bloody campaign in Northern Ireland for more than a quarter of a century. This program traces their history, tactics, weapons, and operational structure and assesses the chances of a final resolution of the conflict.

My Retirement Dreams

In a personal journey into America's way of growing old, producer Marian Marzynski investigates the struggle of retirees in Miami Beach to leave behind their old lives and find meaning and joy in new ones.

Inside the Tobacco Deal

How lawyers from the nation's poorest state brought Big Tobacco to the bargaining table, the documents that were leaked, the role of presidential adviser Dick Morris, and the government's case against the tobacco industry.

Secrets of an Independent Counsel

Kenneth W. Starr is the best known of the special prosecutors—and the most criticized. What do these investigators really want, and how far will they go to get it?

Fooling with Nature

Rachel Carson first raised concerns of an impending ecological crisis more than 35 years ago in her book Silent Spring. Now there is new evidence in the debate over the hazards posed by man-made chemicals to human health and the environment.

Real Justice (Part 2)

Moves from District Court to Suffolk County Superior Court to track the disposition of more serious cases, following the prosecutors, defense attorneys, victims, and defendants as they bargain and negotiate their way through the criminal justice system.

A Daughter's Death

Follows the remarkable journey of one man determined to find his trafficked wife, as he poses as a trafficker himself to buy back her freedom.

Bigger Than Vegas!

Frontline investigates the explosive growth of Macau as the gambling capital of the world and how major American casinos conduct business in the region.

An American Family Escaping ISIS

The story of an American woman who survived two years in ISIS controlled Raqqa with her children. How they ultimately escaped as ISIS was defeated in the city and wound up in legal limbo in a Kurdish detention camp. Also, a report from Yemen.

One Day in Gaza

Mass protests on the Israel-Gaza border led to one of the deadliest days in a generation. One year later, a moment-by-moment investigation, drawing on exclusive interviews in Gaza and Israel and videos of the protests and bloodshed.

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