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.
The Fantasy Sports Gamble (#3405H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
See an investigation with the New York Times into fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad.
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Chasing Heroin (#3406H) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG
Facing a heroin epidemic, America is experimenting with radical new approaches to the drug problem. Following four addicts in Seattle, examine U.S. drug policy and what happens when heroin is treated like a public health crisis, not a crime.
Poor Kids (#3024H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. It's home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation's breadbasket. But it's also an area deeply scarred by the recession. Frontline spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. The result is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, Poor Kids is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the country's future.
Isis In Afghanistan (#3318H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE
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.
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Terror In Little Saigon (#3317H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE
Searching for the assassins behind a reign of terror that targeted Vietnamese-American journalists. Frontline and ProPublica investigate a series of unsolved murders and attacks, uncovering a trail from American cities to jungles in Southeast Asia.
- KQED World: Sun, Mar 20, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
Hunting The Nightmare Bacteria (#3114H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
"Nightmare bacteria." That's how the CDC describes a frightening new threat spreading quickly in hospitals, communities, and across the globe. Frontline reporter David Hoffman investigates the alarming rise of untreatable infections: from a young girl thrust onto life support in an Arizona hospital, to a young American infected in India who comes home to Seattle, and an uncontrollable outbreak at the nation's most prestigious hospital, where eighteen patients were mysteriously infected and six died, despite frantic efforts to contain the killer bacteria. Fueled by decades of antibiotic overuse, the crisis has deepened as major drug companies, squeezed by Wall Street expectations, have abandoned the development of new antibiotics. Without swift action, the miracle age of antibiotics could be coming to an end.
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Saudi Arabia Uncovered (#3407H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
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.