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Frontline is a public affairs television show that was created in 1983 by David Fanning. They specialize in documentaries about a variety of different subjects. The show has won 44 Emmys and 24 DuPont-Columbia University Awards. It has also won 13 Peabody Awards, and 11 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism awards, many more awards to mention.

The documentaries do not have a focus in one particular area. The documentaries go from child abuse, to Christianity, from Hollywood to Washington. It can vary. Frontline has produced more than 530 documentaries.

The Frontline show is one of the most well known and respected series in public broadcasting. The show gives attention to topics that receive little coverage elsewhere on TV. Frontline also has a big internet presence.

The show has been around for 30 years and counting, and has just recently switched to a year round schedule, this has caused them to produce more material. Frontline has put out many popular documentaries. More recently the one about killing Osama Bin Laden drew some attention. It was put together within days of the even happening, and was a thorough as anything available, that took months to produce.

Most of the documentaries are 60 minutes long. On other occasions they can be up to 0 minutes, depending on the topic and importance. Since around 1995 Frontline has been publishing extended interviews, detailed chronologies, side stories, related links and more online.

Frontline provides many facts in their documentaries, and stirred controversy among different groups on occasions.

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35 Seasons, 662 Episodes - Currently Airing
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Frontline Full Episode Guide

  • Inside Europe's fight against the rise of Islamist terrorism. As Europe reels from a terror onslaught, top counter-terror officials describe their struggle to contain the unprecedented threat revealed by attacks in France and Belgium.

  • Reporting from Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey, FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith examines the successes, failures and challenges of the fight against ISIS, as the terror group loses ground in the region but strikes out abroad.

  • Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most polarizing presidential candidates in modern history. FRONTLINE�s acclaimed election-year series, �The Choice,� returns

  • Examine reports of predatory behavior and fraud in the troubled for-profit college industry.

  • Step inside the Newark Police Department - one of many troubled forces ordered to reform.

  • From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team comes the inside story of the creation of ISIS, and how the United States 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.

  • In the first segment of FRONTLINE's two-part May 3 hour, journalist Feras Kilani reports from inside the war-torn city of Benghazi -- the birthplace of Libya's uprising, now besieged by ISIS and warring militias. Also this hour, journalist Safa Al Ahmad makes a dangerous trip to report on the fighting in Yemen.

  • Companies profit from disasters.

  • From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team comes the inside story of the creation of ISIS, and how the United States 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.

  • Two on-the-ground reports from the heart of major conflicts in Libya and Yemen.

  • Filmed over three years, four children survive war-torn Aleppo, Syria, and escape to a new life in Germany.

  • Revealing a side of Saudi Arabia that's rarely seen.

  • A joint investigation with the New York Times of fantasy sports and online sports betting. Included: the growth of such businesses; and a look inside their operations.

  • Follow an investigation into the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements.

  • President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clash over Iran's nuclear program.

Most Popular Frontline Episodes

  • Season 32 Episode 14 Separate and Unequal 7/15/2014
  • Season 35 Episode 3 Terror in Europe 10/18/2016
  • Season 32 Episode 10 Solitary Nation 4/22/2014
  • Season 29 Episode 4 Facing Death 11/23/2010
  • Season 32 Episode 4 To Catch a Trader 1/07/2014

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FRONTLINE | "League of Denial" | PBS Clip (01:31) FRONTLINE | Preview "Rape in the Fields" | PBS Clip (00:32) FRONTLINE | Preview "Top Secret America -- From 9/11 to the Boston Bombings" | PBS Clip (00:32) FRONTLINE | The Bombing of al-Bara | PBS Clip (36:25) FRONTLINE | Preview "Kind Hearted Woman" | PBS Clip (01:01) FRONTLINE | Preview "Cliffhanger" | PBS | Clip (00:32) FRONTLINE | Preview "The Untouchables" | PBS Clip (00:32) FRONTLINE | Preview "The Suicide Plan" | PBS Clip (00:33)