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.
Benghazi In Crisis (#3409H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE
On the ground in Benghazi, birthplace of Libya's uprising, now besieged by ISIS and warring militias. Journalist Feras Kilani goes inside the war-torn city. Also this hour, Safa Al-Ahmad makes a dangerous trip to report on the fighting in Yemen.
- KQED 9: Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 10:30pm
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- KQED World: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
The Secret History of Isis (#3410H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE
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.
Business of Disaster (#3411H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE
Disasters are big business. An investigation with NPR into who profits when disaster strikes. The film focuses on Superstorm Sandy: the thousands still not home, the agencies that were supposed to help, and the companies that made millions.
The Fantasy Sports Gamble (#3405H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE
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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- KQED World: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Solitary Nation (#3209H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14
An estimated 80,000 Americans are in solitary confinement - even people who haven't committed violent crimes - sometimes for years, or even decades. Using extraordinary access to the segregation unit at the maximum security Maine State Prison, Frontline examines America's use of solitary confinement - a practice US prisons and jails resort to more than most other countries. Some prison officials see it as necessary to keep order and safety, but critics say it is inhumane and counterproductive. This program is an extraordinarily rare and intimate view of life in solitary, through the stories of inmates living in isolation, the prison officers who keep them locked in, and a new warden who is re-thinking the practice and trying to reduce the number of inmates in solitary.
- KQED World: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA (#3304H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14
Frontline investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America. With first-hand accounts of school killings in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Gunned Down examines why despite the national trauma over gun violence Washington hasn't acted.
Being Mortal (#3306H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14
Frontline teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors - including Gawande himself - struggle to talk honestly and openly with their dying patients.
Policing The Police (#3412H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE
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.