Since January 1983, Frontline has served as American public television's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," the series' stature over 26 years is reaffirmed through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.
Memory of the Camps (#318) Duration: 59:00 STEREO TVM (Secondary audio: none)
A landmark historical film discovered by Frontline in a museum vault decades ago has been called "Hitchcock's lost Holocaust film." First broadcast by the series in 1985, the documentary shows the first horrifying footage shot as Allied troops entered the Nazi death camps. Drawing on initial editing done by famed director Alfred Hitchcock before the film was shelved 70 years ago, Frontline reconstituted the forgotten reels and script and showed them in public for the first time 30 years ago.
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American Terrorist (#3307) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
Frontline investigates American-born terrorist David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai. In collaboration with ProPublica, 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.
Outbreak (#3308) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
This is 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 accounts of victims from the slums of Monrovia to the jungles of Guinea, this film exposes tragic missteps in the response to the epidemic.
The Trouble with Chicken (#3218) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
Frontline investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat - particularly poultry - and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Focusing on an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg at one of the nation's largest poultry processors, the film shows how contaminants are evading regulators and causing more severe illnesses at a time when Americans are consuming more chicken than ever.
Secrets, Politics and Torture (#3309) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
This is the dramatic 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.
Generation Like (#3207H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14
Thanks to social media, today's teens are able to directly interact with their culture - artists, celebrities, movies, brands and even one another - in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers still hold the upper hand?
In this film, author and Frontline correspondent Douglas Rushkoff explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media - and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Do kids think they're being used? Do they care? Or does the perceived chance to be the next big star make it all worth it? The film is an examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.
Obama at War (#3310) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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, "Obama at War" examines the hard choices facing the president as he tries to defeat the Islamic State without dragging America into a prolonged regional conflict.