Frontline

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  • 1983
  • 40 Seasons
  • 8.6  (1,807)

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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Taliban Takeover
19. Taliban Takeover
October 12, 2021
The Taliban take over Afghanistan, and the threat of ISIS and Al Qaeda intensifies. On the ground, reporter Najibullah Quraishi (Leaving Afghanistan, Taliban Country) investigates uncertainty and fear among the Afghan people and revisits the lead-up to the U.S. defeat and the Taliban's return.
Boeing's Fatal Flaw
18. Boeing's Fatal Flaw
September 14, 2021
In an investigation with The New York Times, FRONTLINE examines the commercial pressures, flawed design, and failed oversight behind Boeing's 737 Max jet and the crashes that killed 346 people.
America After 9/11
17. America After 9/11
September 7, 2021
From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker and chronicler of U.S. politics Michael Kirk and his team, this documentary traces the U.S. response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the devastating consequences that unfolded across four presidencies.
In the Shadow of 9/11
16. In the Shadow of 9/11
August 10, 2021
How seven men in Miami were indicted for the biggest alleged al-Qaeda plot since 9/11. From the director of Leaving Neverland, the bizarre story of an FBI sting that led to a terror prosecution, though the men had no weapons or connection to al-Qaeda.
Leaving Afghanistan
15. Leaving Afghanistan
July 20, 2021
Investigating the consequences of America's withdrawal from Afghanistan. With exclusive access to a militant wing of the Taliban, and the story of Iran's growing influence across the country. Also this hour, a report on politics and rape in India.
The Power of the Fed
14. The Power of the Fed
July 13, 2021
When COVID struck, the Federal Reserve stepped in to try to avert economic crisis. As the country's central bank continues to pump billions of dollars into the financial system daily, some are benefitting greatly.
Boeing's Fatal Flaw
13. Boeing's Fatal Flaw
July 6, 2021
Summary is not available.
Germany's Neo-Nazis & the Far Right
12. Germany's Neo-Nazis & the Far Right
June 29, 2021
The rise of extremism and violence in Germany, including terror plots and attacks on Jews and migrants, the infiltration of security services and what authorities are doing to combat the problem.
The Jihadist
11. The Jihadist
June 1, 2021
Syrian militant and former al-Qaida commander Abu Mohammad al-Julani seeks a new relationship with the West.
The Healthcare Divide
10. The Healthcare Divide
May 18, 2021
An investigation with NPR into growing inequities in American healthcare exposed by COVID-19. How pressure for profit and uneven government support is widening the divide between rich and poor hospitals and endangering care for the most needy.
Escaping Eritrea
9. Escaping Eritrea
May 4, 2021
An unprecedented undercover investigation into one of the world's most repressive regimes
The Virus that Shook the World, Part 2
8. The Virus that Shook the World, Part 2
April 27, 2021
Part two of the epic story of people around the world living through the year of the pandemic. With extensive personal video and local footage, the film shows the differing struggles, beliefs and responses, across cultures, race, faith and privilege.
The Virus That Shook The World, Part 1
7. The Virus That Shook The World, Part 1
April 26, 2021
Living the year of the pandemic, filmed around the world, from lockdowns to funerals to protests. Using extensive personal video and local footage, how people and countries responded to the virus, across cultures, race, faith and privilege.
American Insurrection
6. American Insurrection
April 13, 2021
Investigating the rising threat of far-right violence in America.
Death Is Our Business/Love, Life & the Virus
5. Death Is Our Business/Love, Life & the Virus
March 23, 2021
At Black-owned funeral homes in New Orleans, COVID-19 reshapes the grieving process. How the pandemic has transformed mourning in a city known for its jazz filled funerals. Also, the story of a mom's fight to survive the virus and see her newborn.
Iraq's Assassins/COVID in Yemen
4. Iraq's Assassins/COVID in Yemen
February 9, 2021
How Iranian-backed Shia militias are terrorizing Iraq. FRONTLINE investigates allegations that militias are threatening and killing critics with impunity and targeting U.S. interests. Also in this hour, how COVID is worsening Yemen's humanitarian crisis.
China's Covid Secrets
3. China's Covid Secrets
February 2, 2021
The untold story of the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and how China responded.
President Biden
2. President Biden
January 19, 2021
The story of how crisis and tragedy prepared Joe Biden to become America's next president.
A Thousand Cuts
1. A Thousand Cuts
January 8, 2021
Examine Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on the press - and his prime target, journalist Maria Ressa.
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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.

Frontline is a series that is currently running and has 40 seasons (767 episodes). The series first aired on January 17, 1983.

Where to Watch Frontline

Frontline is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Frontline on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    January 17, 1983
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (1,807)