Frontline

PBS
Show More

63 videos in this collection

The Choice 2012
It's been called the starkest choice in years, between two men with sharply different backgrounds, views, and prescriptions for fixing the country's problems. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have spent…
Never Forget to Lie
Children of the Holocaust recount extraordinary stories of survival . In Never Forget to Lie, the most recent of Marzynski's critically-lauded autobiographical films, the director explores, for the first time,…
Outlawed in Pakistan
An alleged rape victim's odyssey through a broken justice system. In Pakistan, women and girls who allege rape are often more strongly condemned than their alleged rapists. Deemed impure and…
The Suicide Plan
You have an incurable illness, you want to die, and you want help dying - what can you do? People who are terminally ill and live in Oregon or Washington…
Two American Families
Since 1992, Bill Moyers and FRONTLINE have been following the story of two ordinary, hard-working families in Milwaukee - one black, one white - as they spent two decades in…
The Education of Michelle Rhee
Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public schools, is one of the most admired and reviled school reformers in America. FRONTLINE was granted unprecedented access to Rhee…
Inside Obama's Presidency
As Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term, FRONTLINE takes a probing look at the first four years of his presidency. With inside accounts from his battles with…
Money, Power and Wall Street
In a special 4-hour investigation, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy, exploring key decisions, missed opportunities, and the unprecedented and uneasy…
Cliffhanger
FRONTLINE investigates the inside history of how Washington has failed to solve the country's problems of debt and deficit. Drawing on interviews with key players in Congress and the White…
Raising Adam Lanza
In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, FRONTLINE investigates a young man and the town he changed forever. Adam Lanza left behind a trail of…
Syria: Behind the Lines
In the rural heartland of Syria's countryside, the bloody uprising against President Bashar Al Assad has taken a terrifying turn. In this highly charged documentary, award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert lives…
The Retirement Gamble
Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will…
Top Secret America
FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (Bush's War, The Torture Question) teams up with Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist Dana Priest to reveal an unprecedented yet largely invisible legacy of 9/11: the…
League of Denial
The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America's indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players claim the league has covered…
Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
"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…
Secret State of North Korea
Explore Life Under Kim Jong-un Just two years into the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea's Kim Jong-un is the world's youngest dictator, ruling one of the world's…
Generation Like
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?…
Secrets of the Vatican
Pope Benedict's final days and Francis' battle to set the church on a new path. Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation, becoming the first Pope to step…
Ebola Outbreak
FRONTLINE follows health officials tracking the deadly disease and trying to stop its rampant spread. The film shows how the outbreak is endangering health- care workers, overwhelming hospitals and getting…
The Medicated Child
With over four million children now on behavior modifying medications, some starting as young as two years old, FRONTLINE continues its investigation into the controversial practice of medicating kids. Are…
The Trouble with Antibiotics
FRONTLINE investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people. Also this hour: An exclusive interview with…
The Rise of ISIS
Investigate the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.
Firestone and the Warlord
Frontline and ProPublica investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. Based on the inside accounts of Americans who ran the company's Liberia rubber plantation, and…
Being Mortal
Frontline follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. The film investigates…
Separate and Unequal
Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional, school segregation is making a comeback. What's behind the growing racial divide in American schools…
Growing Up Trans
Go on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside a new frontier. Told from the perspective of parents, doctors, and, most revealing of all, eight transgender kids themselves, ranging in ages…
The New Asylums
Fewer than 55,000 Americans currently receive treatment in psychiatric hospitals. Meanwhile, almost 10 times that number -- nearly 500,000 -- mentally ill men and women are serving time in U.S.…
Escaping ISIS
Before ISIS overran his town in Northern Iraq, Khalil al-Dakhi was a lawyer. But now, he leads an underground railroad that rescues women and children who have been taken captive…
To Catch a Trader
FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith goes inside the government's ongoing, seven-year crackdown on insider trading, drawing on exclusively-obtained video of hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen, incriminating FBI wiretaps of other…
American Terrorist
FRONTLINE investigates American-born terrorist David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai. In collaboration with ProPublica, the film -- an updated and expanded version of A…
Gunned Down
FRONTLINE goes inside the politics of America's gun debate. Veteran filmmaker Michael Kirk investigates the NRA, its political evolution and influence, and how it has consistently succeeded in defeating new…
Memory of the Camps
This film was a project that was supervised by the British Ministry of Information and the American Office of War Information. And during that summer of 1945 some of the…
Obama at War
Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander and armed with a counterinsurgency plan that builds on the lessons…
Putin's Way
The larger-than-life Russian leader has held power -- with one title or another -- for 15 years, and is set to reign for at least a decade more. Yet Putin…
Rape on the Night Shift
They clean your offices, your hotels, your malls and airports. But as everyone else goes home, janitors -- many of them undocumented women who work the night shift -- are…
Secrets, Politics, and Torture
From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk (United States of Secrets, Losing Iraq, Bush's War, The Torture Question) comes the dramatic story of the fight over the CIA's controversial interrogation methods,…
The Trouble with Chicken
As FRONTLINE reveals in The Trouble with Chicken, many of today's inspection practices are rooted in laws passed more than a century ago. Inspectors test less than one bird a…
A Death in St. Augustine
After four years and three government investigations, Gov. Rick Scott of Florida has assigned a new special prosecutor to re-examine the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a deputy sheriff's…
Death By Fire
Did Texas execute an innocent man? Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it's the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham…
Losing Iraq
In a special developing report, FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. Drawing on interviews with policymakers and military…
Poor Kids
FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. At a time when one in five American kids…
Rape in the Fields
FRONTLINE and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their…
Battle Zones
Over the past three months, as unrest in Ukraine has provoked one of the biggest confrontations between Russia and the United States since the Cold War, FRONTLINE's James Jones has…
Ghosts of Rwanda
FRONTLINE marks the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide with a documentary chronicling one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. In addition to interviews with key government officials…
Immigration Battle
Why has it been so hard for Washington to fix our country's broken immigration system? In Immigration Battle, a special two-hour feature film presentation from FRONTLINE and Independent Lens, acclaimed…
Inside Assad's Syria
For weeks, the world's eyes have been fixed on the tens of thousands of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria for Europe. But what is life like for those left behind? Correspondent…
Life and Death in Assisted Living
More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, which have sprung up as an alternative to nursing homes. But is this loosely…
Chasing Heroin
A searing, two-hour investigation places America's heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light -- telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's years-in-the-making social context, deeply…
The Interrupters
The Interrupters presents unforgettable profiles in courage, as three former street criminals in Chicago place themselves in the line of fire to protect their communities. The two-hour film follows the…
Policing The Police
The new FRONTLINE documentary, Policing the Police, is a provocative journey inside one police force that's been ordered to reform by the Department of Justice: the Newark Police Department in…
Is Wal-Mart Good for America?
FRONTLINE offers two starkly contrasting images: one of empty storefronts in Circleville, Ohio; the other, a sea of high rises in the South China boomtown of Shenzhen. The connection between…
Secret History of the Credit Card
The average American family today carries 10 credit cards. Credit card debt and personal bankruptcies are now at an all time high. With no legal limit on the amount of…
Nuclear Aftershocks
FRONTLINE correspondent Miles O'Brien examines the implications of Japan's Fukushima accident for U.S. nuclear safety, and asks how this disaster will affect the future of nuclear energy around the world.…
Dropout Nation
What does it take to save a student? Every year, hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the United States quit high school without diplomas - an epidemic so out of…
Climate of Doubt
Four years ago, climate change was a hot issue and politicians from both sides seemed poised to act. Today public opinion on the climate issue has cooled considerably. Politicians either…
Prison State
With this intimate, graphic film, award-winning director Dan Edge follows four residents of a housing project in Louisville, Ky., as they cycle in and out of the state's jails and…
Netanyahu at War
The inside story of the bitter clash between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Amid violence in the Middle East, the film traces Netanyahu's rise to power and his…
President Trump
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…
Trump's Road to the White House
A comprehensive investigation of how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency. Through revealing interviews with campaign insiders and key players, this documentary tells the inside story of how,…
Battle for Iraq
A gripping, first-hand look at the fight for Mosul and its implications. Reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad makes a dangerous trip inside Mosul to examine the fight and its toll - surviving…
The Released
A rare and intimate look into the lives of mentally ill offenders struggling to make it on the outside. This year alone, hundreds of thousands of prisoners with serious mental…
The Madoff Affair
In the mid-1960s, Bernard Madoff tapped money from Jewish businessmen at exclusive country clubs with the promise of steady guaranteed returns on their investments. He then set his sights on…
The Man Behind the Mosque
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…

Related videos

League of Denial - The NFL's Concussion Crisis
Part of the Series: Frontline
The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America's indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players claim the league has covered up football's connection to long-term brain injuries. In a special two-hour investigation, FRONTLINE and prize-winning journalists Steve Fainaru and Mark…
Cyberwar Threat
Part of the Series: NOVA
The global cyberwar is heating up and the stakes are no longer limited to the virtual world of computers. Now, thanks in part to secret documents released by Edward Snowden, the true scale of the National Security Agency's scope and power is coming to light. Besides spending billions of dollars…
Ammo For The Info Warrior
"Information is the ultimate weapon," this program proclaims. Based in New York City, Guerrilla News Network (GNN) is an independent news organization with a mission to expose young people to important global news and information free from corporate filters, through programming on the Web and on TV. GNN's news videos…
Julian Assange - A Modern Day Hero? - Inside The World Of Wikileaks
Julian Paul Assange is an Australian journalist,publisher and Internet activist. Best known as the spokesperson and editor in chief for WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website. He has lived in several countries and is constantly on the move. Making irregular public appearances to speak about freedom of the press and censorship. In…
Project Censored: The Movie
Many documentary films give us important information about what is wrong with our society, but they often fail to offer a solution. Project Censored: The Movie explores and publicizes censorship in our society by exposing important stories that the public should be aware of, but is not. Project Censored is…
Dear Mr. Watterson - The Era of Calvin & Hobbes
Calvin & Hobbes dominated the Sunday comics in thousands of newspapers for over 10 years, having a profound effect on millions of readers across the globe. When the strip's creator, Bill Watterson, retired the strip on New Year's Eve in 1995, devoted readers everywhere felt the void left by the…
War Photographer - Photojournalist James Nachtwey
"If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough." - Robert Capa War photographer James Nachtwey has been close enough for twenty years. Over this time he hasn't missed a single war. And he probably has seen more suffering and dying than anyone else alive. For War Photographer, which…
The Ocean in Peril: Alanna Mitchell
Interview with Alanna Mitchell, an award-winning Canadian author and journalist and engaging speaker on environmental science, conservation and sustainability. After nearly two decades as an investigative journalist, Mitchell perfected her gift for decoding the complicated language of science and translating it into the emotional narrative of everyday life. In this…
Rape on the Night Shift
Part of the Series: Frontline
They clean your offices, your hotels, your malls and airports. But as everyone else goes home, janitors -- many of them undocumented women who work the night shift -- are alone, which makes them especially vulnerable to sexual assault and rape. In Rape on the Night Shift, FRONTLINE joins forces…
Rape in the Fields
Part of the Series: Frontline
FRONTLINE and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting…
Reflections on Media Ethics - Morals, Ethics and Values
Reflections On Media Ethics is a 25 minute documentary addressing the topic of morals, ethics and values, with an emphasis on the media industry. While the topic of "ethics" dates back to the days of Aristotle, "media ethics" and issues such as: representation of underserved and vulnerable populations, privacy, and…
The Suicide Plan
Part of the Series: Frontline
You have an incurable illness, you want to die, and you want help dying - what can you do? People who are terminally ill and live in Oregon or Washington can openly ask a doctor for help, but in the rest of country, where physician-assisted suicide is illegal, people who…