Frontline

Frontline

  • TV-MA
  • 1983
  • 40 Seasons
  • 8.5  (1,653)

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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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 (754 episodes). The series first aired on January 17, 1983.

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, Google Play, Apple TV and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    January 17, 1983
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (1,653)