Frontline: Season 33 (2014)
- Season 33 Episode 3: Firestone and the Warlord
Based on accounts from Americans who ran Firestone's rubber plantation in Liberia, an investigation reveals the company's relationship with Liberian politician Charles Taylor and its business conduct during the Liberian Civil War.
- Season 33 Episode 2: The Rise of ISIS
The rise of ISIS, how Iraq came undone following American withdrawal and what it means for the U.S. to be fighting there again.
- Season 33 Episode 1: The Trouble With Antibiotics
Whether the use of antibiotics in food animals is exacerbating antibiotic resistance in humans; the family of a man who died from a bacteria outbreak in a hospital at the National Institutes of Health.
Frontline: Season 32 (2013 - 2014)
- Season 32 Episode 17: Ebola Outbreak
Health officials track the Ebola outbreak, hoping to stop its vast spread, while the disease endangers healthcare workers in Sierra Leone.
- Season 32 Episode 16: Bigger Than Vegas
Major American casinos conduct business in Macau.
- Season 32 Episode 15: Losing Iraq
Policymakers and military leaders discuss the chaos in Iraq and U.S. involvement in the conflict.
- Season 32 Episode 14: Separate and Unequal
A report on the growing racial divide in America's schools centers on a group of parents in Baton Rouge, La., who are trying to form a separate school district that would not include black students.
- Season 32 Episode 13: Battle Zones: Ukraine & Syria
Conservative Ukrainian nationalists and pro-Russian separatists battle for control of Ukraine; rebel fighters in Syria claim to be trained by the U.S.
- Season 32 Episode 12: United States of Secrets
The role of Silicon Valley in the debate over privacy and government surveillance.
- Season 32 Episode 11: United States of Secrets
The federal government's post-Sept. 11 surveillance program includes monitoring the communications of millions of Americans and collecting billions of records on people around the world.
- Season 32 Episode 10: Prison State
The impact of mass incarceration in the U.S. focuses on the Beecher Terrace housing project in Louisville, Ky.
- Season 32 Episode 9: Solitary Nation
A report on solitary confinement in U.S. prisons and jails includes access to the segregation unit at the maximum security Maine State Prison.
- Season 32 Episode 8: Syria's Second Front
Rebel forces try to unify against jihadis from the extreme Islamist group known as ISIS; more than 2,000 children have been killed in the fighting in the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria.
- Season 32 Episode 7: Generation Like
The relationship between teens and the companies that target them.
- Season 32 Episode 6: Secret State of North Korea
North Korea's Kim Jong-Un, the world's youngest dictator, maintains tight control over his country.
- Season 32 Episode 5: To Catch a Trader
An ongoing seven-year investigation into insider trading includes a profile of Steven A. Cohen and his company SAC Capital Advisors.
- Season 32 Episode 4: Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?
The life of Lee Harvey Oswald, from his troubled childhood through the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
- Season 32 Episode 3: League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis
Allegations that the National Football League denied and refuted scientific evidence that violent collisions are linked to early onset dementia, long-term brain damage, death and other consequences for players.
- Season 32 Episode 2: League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis
Allegations that the National Football League denied and refuted scientific evidence that violent collisions are linked to early onset dementia, long-term brain damage, death and other consequences for players.
- Season 32 Episode 1: Egypt in Crisis
The battle between Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and the military leaves the country in turmoil.
Frontline: Season 31 (2013 - 2014)
- Season 31 Episode 17: TB Silent Killer
Families in the South African nation of Swaziland fight hopeless battles against strains of tuberculosis that are highly resistant to drug treatments.
- Season 31 Episode 16: Secrets of the Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI becomes the first pope in 600 years to voluntarily step down from the position as worldwide leader of the Roman Catholic Church.Tuesday 30th December 10:00pm EST - WFPT (PBS)
- Season 31 Episode 15: A Death in St. Augustine
A report on domestic violence allegations within police departments focuses on the death of a young Florida woman whose boyfriend was a deputy sheriff.
- Season 31 Episode 14: Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
The growing threat of untreatable infections that spread in hospitals, communities and around the globe.
- Season 31 Episode 13: Life and Death in Assisted Living
The operations of the largest assisted living company in the United States.
- Season 31 Episode 12: Two American Families
Two working families in Milwaukee struggle to keep their homes, jobs, health insurance, and to build a future for their children.
- Season 31 Episode 11: Rape in the Fields
Many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants are subjected to sexual assault.
- Season 31 Episode 10: Outlawed in Pakistan
A teenager who accuses four men of gang rape is caught up in the Pakistani justice system.
- Season 31 Episode 9: Never Forget to Lie
Holocaust survivor Marian Marzynski returns to Poland to document the recollections of other child survivors.
- Season 31 Episode 8: The Retirement Gamble
An investigation into just how well America's financial institutions protect people's savings includes a look at who has the consumer's best interests in mind and whether there may be a better way to manage retirement accounts.
- Season 31 Episode 7: Syria Behind the Lines
A religious feud in Syria's Orontes River Valley pits friends and neighbors against each other.
- Season 31 Episode 6: Raising Adam Lanza
An investigation into the life of Adam Lanza, and his possible motives for the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school; residents of Newtown, Conn. debate gun culture and laws.
- Season 31 Episode 5: Cliffhanger
The political divide over how to solve the nation's debt.
- Season 31 Episode 4: The Untouchables
Wall Street executives avoid prosecution for fraudulent practices leading to the financial meltdown.
- Season 31 Episode 3: Inside Obama's Presidency
The first four years of Barack Obama's presidency include battles with Republicans over health care, the economy, and the expansion of targeted killings of enemies.
- Season 31 Episode 2: The Education of Michelle Rhee
During her three-year tenure as chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, Michelle Rhee battled with the teachers' union and handled a cheating scandal within the district.
Frontline: Season 30 (2011 - 2012)
- Season 30 Episode 28: Poor Kids
Three girls grow up in the Quad Cities, a crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois which has been deeply affected by the recession.
- Season 30 Episode 27: The Suicide Plan
Assisted suicide is illegal in every state except Oregon and Washington.
- Season 30 Episode 26: Big Sky, Big Money
The state of Montana responds to the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision by challenging the ruling in court and investigating alleged campaign abuses.
- Season 30 Episode 25: Climate of Doubt
Debate over climate change and the politics of global warming.
- Season 30 Episode 23: The Choice 2012
An in-depth look at President Barack Obama and Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney, including their campaigns, voter views on issues and possible changes the winner may bring to the White House.
- Season 30 Episode 21: Dropout Nation
Teachers and counselors work tirelessly to help four troubled students graduate at Houston's Sharpstown High School.
- Season 30 Episode 20: The Battle for Syria
Rebel groups fight the Syrian Army as well as each other in a rivalry between secular and Islamist fighters; the House of Assad.
- Season 30 Episode 19: Endgame: AIDS in Black America
The history of the AIDS epidemic is told through the experiences of people affected by the disease.
- Season 30 Episode 18: Dollars and Dentists
Flaws in the dental care system affect children and adults alike.
- Season 30 Episode 17: Behind the Lines with David Fanning
- Season 30 Episode 16: Al Qaeda in Yemen
Members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula impose their rule in south Yemen; former FBI agent Ali Soufan discusses al-Qaida operative Fahd al-Quso, killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen.
- Season 30 Episode 15: Fast Times at West Philly High
Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition.
- Season 30 Episode 14: Money, Power and Wall Street: The Crisis Spreads
Regulators try to fix an industry steeped in conflicts of interest and incentives to cheat.
- Season 30 Episode 13: Money, Power and Wall Street
Debate rages over President Barack Obama's strategy to help Wall Street problems; bankers continue to make risky deals, as regulators try to fix an industry steeped in conflicts of interest and incentives to cheat.
- Season 30 Episode 11: Money, Power and Wall Street
Events that led to the largest government bailout in U.S. history.
- Season 30 Episode 10: The Real CSI
The reliability of forensic science and how forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom; cases include the trial of Casey Anthony, the Madrid terrorist bombing and capital cases in Mississippi.
- Season 30 Episode 9: Murdoch's Scandal
Rupert Murdoch's media dynasty is threatened by accounts of bribery, blackmail and invasion of privacy.
- Season 30 Episode 8: Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown
Workers struggle to reconnect power inside Japan's nuclear reactor following the earthquake and tsunami.
- Season 30 Episode 7: Cell Tower Deaths
Independent contractors working on America's cellular infrastructure are more likely to die on the job than an average construction worker; the quality of expert testimony.
- Season 30 Episode 6: The Interrupters
The innerworkings of a Chicago group called CeaseFire, comprised of former gang leaders focused on preventing shootings.
- Season 30 Episode 5: Opium Brides
Families affected by counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan; support for the Taliban by the Pakistani military and its Inter-Services Intelligence.
- Season 30 Episode 4: A Perfect Terrorist
David Coleman Headley's rise from U.S. government informant to master plotter of the 2008 attack on Mumbai.
- Season 30 Episode 3: Syria Undercover
Members of the opposition movement in Syria are forced into hiding; President Bashar al-Assad.
- Season 30 Episode 2: Lost in Detention
Deportations and detentions reach record levels.
- Season 30 Episode 1: The Anthrax Files
Questions surround the methods used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to identify Dr. Bruce Ivins as the culprit in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
Frontline: Season 29 (2010 - 2012)
- Season 29 Episode 21: Nuclear Aftershocks
The accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex may affect nuclear energy around the world.
- Season 29 Episode 20: The Interrogator
FBI agent Ali Soufan discusses Sept. 11; reporter Dana Priest explores homeland security, fusion centers, battlefield technologies and data-collecting.
- Season 29 Episode 19: The Man Behind the Mosque
A proposal to build a mosque at ground zero causes controversy.
- Season 29 Episode 18: Top Secret America
The fight against terrorism affects the safety of the United States.
- Season 29 Episode 17: The Pot Republic
Marijuana in California; a New Jersey doctor seeks out the sickest and most expensive patients; medical care for hard to treat patients.
- Season 29 Episode 16: The Child Cases
Child death cases where the medical evidence used for convictions turned out to be unreliable or wrong; for-profit colleges recruit veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan; a doctor focuses on hard to treat patients.
- Season 29 Episode 15: Wikisecrets
Pfc. Bradley E. Manning is charged with allegedly leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks.
- Season 29 Episode 14: Kill/Capture
Targeting killing by the U.S. military.
- Season 29 Episode 13: Fighting for bin Laden
Militants and foreign fighters in Afghanistan pledge loyalty to Osama bin Laden; covert support for the Taliban by the Pakistani military and its intelligence service, the ISI.
- Season 29 Episode 12: The Silence
Abuse of Native Americans by priests and church workers in Alaska; outsourcing of airline repair work to lower-cost maintenance operations; Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.
- Season 29 Episode 11: Football High
Heat stroke injuries plague high school athletes.
- Season 29 Episode 10: Money and March Madness
The NCAA and the commercialization of college basketball; Chinese artist Ai Weiwei; Brian Manning discusses the charges against his son, U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, suspected of passing classified information to WikiLeaks.
- Season 29 Episode 9: Revolution in Cairo
The youth movement in Cairo, Egypt, includes the April 6 group; Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
- Season 29 Episode 8: A Daughter's Death
The U.S. Army declares LaVena Johnson's death a suicide.
- Season 29 Episode 7: Post Mortem
The drop in the number of autopsies that are performed each year threatens public health.
- Season 29 Episode 6: Are We Safer?
Reporter Dana Priest investigates the terrorism-industrial complex following Sept. 11.
- Season 29 Episode 5: Battle for Haiti
Rebuilding Haiti amid corruption and intimidation by gangs.
- Season 29 Episode 4: Facing Death
Doctors and nurses in the ICU of one of New York's biggest hospitals help families understand end-of-life choices.
- Season 29 Episode 3: The Confessions
Four sailors are convicted of rape and murder in 1997, without any evidence linking them to the crime.
- Season 29 Episode 2: The Spill
BP's history preceeding the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Season 29 Episode 1: Death by Fire
New evidence raises doubts about whether Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in 2004 for the arson deaths of his three children, was guilty.
Frontline: Season 28 (2009 - 2010)
- Season 28 Episode 18: Law & Disorder
People claim that New Orleans Police used lethal force against citizens then tried to cover it up after Hurricane Katrina.
- Season 28 Episode 17: College, Inc.
Wall Street and for-profit universities transform the way people think about college in America.
- Season 28 Episode 16: The Vaccine War
Touted by public health scientists and clinicians as one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine, concern grows among parents over vaccination safety.
- Season 28 Episode 15: Obama's Deal
American politics and the innerworkings of President Barack Obama's administration, special interest groups and the role of money in policy making.
- Season 28 Episode 14: The Quake
Relief efforts for earthquake victims in Haiti.
- Season 28 Episode 13: Behind Taliban Lines
An Afghan video journalist travels a region that has reverted back to Taliban control; Pakistan's troubled school system.
- Season 28 Episode 12: The Wounded Platoon
Some surviving members of Charlie Company's Third Platoon fare well after returning from Iraq, while others struggle with stress and injuries.
- Season 28 Episode 11: The Suicide Tourist
The Swiss nonprofit group Dignitas helps people with terminal illnesses to end their lives.
- Season 28 Episode 10: Flying Cheap
The airline industry has changed dramatically just a year after the crash of Continental 3407 in Buffalo, N.Y.
- Season 28 Episode 9: Digital Nation
The World Wide Web and digital media transform the way people work, learn and interact.
- Season 28 Episode 8: The Fall of Lehman
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2008.
- Season 28 Episode 7: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
Hundreds of boys in Afghanistan are trained to entertain male audiences and then are traded for sexual favors among former warlords and businessmen.
- Season 28 Episode 6: The Card Game
The future of the consumer loan industry and its impact on the national economy.
- Season 28 Episode 5: A Death in Tehran
Neda Soltani was shot and killed on the streets of Tehran, Iran, during protests over the country's presidential election.
- Season 28 Episode 4: Alaska Gold
Two foreign mining companies propose to extract mineral deposits by digging the Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska.
- Season 28 Episode 3: Close to Home
Middle-class Americans who are coping with economic uncertainty include a small-business owner and a woman who fears she will lose her home to foreclosure.
- Season 28 Episode 2: The Warning
Early warnings of the economic meltdown are traced back to the 1990s, when regulation of the emerging derivatives markets failed to occur.
- Season 28 Episode 1: Obama's War
U.S. counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Frontline: Season 27 (2008 - 2009)
- Season 27 Episode 15: Breaking the Bank
Filmmaker Mike Kirk investigates America's financial crisis.
- Season 27 Episode 14: The Madoff Affair
The world's first global Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Bernard Madoff began in the 1960s when Madoff tapped money from Jewish businessmen promising steady guaranteed returns on their investments.
- Season 27 Episode 13: The Released
Parole officers, social workers and psychiatrists examine what happens to the mentally ill when they leave prison and obstacles they face while reintegrating into society.
- Season 27 Episode 12: Poisoned Waters
The coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay face perilous conditions caused by contamination from industry, agriculture and suburban development.
- Season 27 Episode 11: Black Money
The U.S. Department of Justice and allies around the world crack down on international bribery.
- Season 27 Episode 10: Sick Around America
The failures and future of the private insurance industry and the prospect of comprehensive healthcare reform.
- Season 27 Episode 9: Ten Trillion and Counting
President Barack Obama and his administration face a growing national deficit.
- Season 27 Episode 8: Inside the Meltdown
Various factors lead to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
- Season 27 Episode 7: My Father, My Brother and Me
Correspondent Dave Iverson investigates the scientific, ethical and political issues relating to Parkinson's disease, including stem-cell research.
- Season 27 Episode 6: Dreams of Obama
A personal and political biography of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States.
- Season 27 Episode 5: The Old Man and the Storm
Herbert Gettridge, 82, works tirelessly to rebuild his home devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
- Season 27 Episode 4: The Hugo Chavez Show
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez claims a revolution is turning his country into an anti-capitalist beacon for the world.
- Season 27 Episode 3: Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story
Republican consultant and strategist Harvey Leroy 'Lee' Atwater's rise to the White House and his battle with cancer.
- Season 27 Episode 2: The War Briefing
Strategists and diplomats discuss the foreign policy choices facing the next president of the United States.
- Season 27 Episode 1: The Choice 2008
Personal and political biographies of Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama.
Frontline: Season 26 (2007 - 2008)
- Season 26 Episode 14: Young and Restless in China
Nine young people coming of age in China are part of a generation torn between traditional culture and new choices.
- Season 26 Episode 13: Heat
Big business vows to reshape its approach to the environment.
- Season 26 Episode 12: Storm Over Everest
On May 10, 1996, a fierce storm traps three climbing teams high on the slopes of Mount Everest.
- Season 26 Episode 11: Sick Around the World
The healthcare systems of other advanced democracies could provide the United States with ideas as to how to reform its healthcare system.
- Season 26 Episode 10: Bad Voodoo's War
National Guard infantrymen dubbed 'The Bad Voodoo Platoon' record their experiences in Iraq.
- Season 26 Episode 9: Bush's War
The scope and detail of the Iraq War, how it began and how it has been fought, both on the ground and inside the U.S. government.
- Season 26 Episode 8: Bush's War
The scope and detail of the Iraq War, how it began and how it has been fought, both on the ground and inside the U.S. government.
- Season 26 Episode 7: Rules of Engagement
Twenty four residents of Haditha, Iraq, were killed by U.S. forces in what some believe was a deliberate massacre.
- Season 26 Episode 6: Growing Up Online
The impact of the Internet on adolescence focuses on children who are harassed or bullied and those who gain attention on YouTube.
- Season 26 Episode 5: The Medicated Child
Psychiatrists and researchers discuss the risks and benefits of prescribing drugs to modify children's behavior
- Season 26 Episode 4: On Our Watch
The genocide in Darfur over the past four years kills as many as 200,000 people and drives 2.5 million from their homes.
- Season 26 Episode 3: The Undertaking
Funeral director Thomas Lynch explains how Americans cope with death, grief and life.
- Season 26 Episode 2: Showdown With Iran
The United States and Iran maintain a tumultuous relationship since Sept. 11.
- Season 26 Episode 1: Cheney's Law
Dick Cheney looks to expand the power of the presidency.
Frontline: Season 25 (2006 - 2007)
- Season 25 Episode 13: The Endgame
The early mandate to create conditions to quickly withdraw American troops from Iraq leads to chaos and failure.
- Season 25 Episode 12: Spying on the Home Front
The National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program and charges that the government has infringed on constitutional protections.
- Season 25 Episode 11: When Kids Get Life
Five juvenile offenders sentenced to life without parole in Colorado discuss the prospect of spending their lives in prison.
- Season 25 Episode 10: Hot Politics
Key moments shape the politics of global warming.
- Season 25 Episode 9: News War: What's Happening to the News
Network news and daily newspapers face fierce competition from cable television and the Internet; inside the newsroom of The Los Angeles Times.
- Season 25 Episode 8: So Much So Fast
Diagnosed when he was 29, Stephen Heywood fights ALS with the help of his friends and family.
- Season 25 Episode 7: Hand of God
Paul Cultrera launches his own investigation into how the Archdiocese of Boston covered up allegations against a priest he says molested him in the 1960s.
- Season 25 Episode 6: News War: Secrets, Sources & Spin
Reporters facing jail for refusing to reveal sources; how much the press can reveal about secret government programs in the war on terror without jeopardizing national security.
- Season 25 Episode 5: News War: Secrets, Sources & Spin
Lowell Bergman examines the Bush administration and the press, using anonymous sources in reporting and unintended consequences of the Valerie Plame investigation.
- Season 25 Episode 4: A Hidden Life
In 2005, Spokane, Wash., Mayor Jim West faces accusations that he used his office to lure men and boys into sexual relationships.
- Season 25 Episode 3: The Lost Year in Iraq
American bureaucrats set the groundwork for a new government and infrastructure in Iraq.
- Season 25 Episode 2: The Enemy Within
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Lowell Bergman reveals flaws in intelligence operations and inter-agency rivalry within the U.S. government.
- Season 25 Episode 1: Return of the Taliban
Tribal areas along the Afghan-Pakistani border fall under the control of a resurgent Taliban militia.
Frontline: Season 24 (2005 - 2006)
- Season 24 Episode 15: Living Old
People age 85 or older are the fastest-growing segment of U.S. population.
- Season 24 Episode 14: The Dark Side
Vice President Dick Cheney and CIA Director George Tenet clash over the response to the war on terror.
- Season 24 Episode 12: The Age of AIDS
HIV treatments include the AIDS cocktail; policy adoption in the U.S. and developing nations; prognosis for the 21st century.
- Season 24 Episode 11: Can You Afford to Retire?
Because of pension cuts, corporate bankruptcies and the 2001-2002 stock-market crash, many baby boomers now expect to work past retirement age.
- Season 24 Episode 10: The Tank Man
An unarmed protester's confrontation with a line of tanks becomes a symbol of the fight for freedom after Chinese troops expel thousands from Tiananmen Square in 1989.
- Season 24 Episode 9: The Insurgency
The multifaceted insurgency in Iraq continues to challenge the world's military.
- Season 24 Episode 8: Sex Slaves
Approximately half a million women are trafficked for the purpose of sexual slavery each year.
- Season 24 Episode 7: The Meth Epidemic
The rise of meth use in the U.S.; the cold-remedy business clashes with illegal trade in those drugs.
- Season 24 Episode 4: Country Boys
Boys search to find meaning and belonging amid their burdens; Cody finds comfort through his heavy-metal Christian band, while Chris continues to struggle.
- Season 24 Episode 3: The Storm
A political storm surrounds Hurricane Katrina's destruction of the Gulf Coast.
- Season 24 Episode 2: The Last Abortion Clinic
The decline in the number of physicians and clinics performing abortions.
- Season 24 Episode 1: The Torture Question
The Bush administration struggles to create a legal framework for aggressively interrogating enemy fighters in the war on terror.
Frontline: Season 23 (2004 - 2005)
- Season 23 Episode 16: The O.J. Verdict
The O.J. Simpson trial and its lasting impact on the American justice system.
- Season 23 Episode 15: Private Warriors
Private contractors run U.S. military supply lines in Iraq, provide armed protection and operate U.S. military bases.
- Season 23 Episode 14: A Jew Among the Germans
A Holocaust survivor goes on a personal journey to learn about the German memorial to Holocaust victims.
- Season 23 Episode 13: The New Asylums
Mental health inside Ohio's state prison system.
- Season 23 Episode 12: Death of a Princess
Journalist Antony Thomas investigates the public execution of an Arabian princess and her lover.
- Season 23 Episode 11: Israel's Next War?
Settlers in Gaza and the West Bank could react violently to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to return the Gaza Strip to Palestinian control.
- Season 23 Episode 10: Karl Rove: The Architect
Karl Rove advises President George W. Bush on political issues.
- Season 23 Episode 9: The Soldier's Heart
The effects of the Iraq War on soldiers returning to the U.S.
- Season 23 Episode 8: A Company of Soldiers
A report from inside the U.S. Army's 8th Cavalry Regiment in Baghdad.
- Season 23 Episode 7: The House of Saud
Saudi Arabia's Al Saud family and America's relations with the royals.
- Season 23 Episode 6: Al Qaeda's New Front
The challenges faced by intelligence services in battling terrorism in Europe.
- Season 23 Episode 5: Secret History of the Credit Card
Credit cards become the most profitable sector of the U.S. banking industry.
- Season 23 Episode 4: Is Wal-Mart Good for America?
Economists discuss Wal-Mart and its reliability on Chinese imports.
- Season 23 Episode 3: The Persuaders
Marketers and advertisers use research and public relations to deliver their messages.
- Season 23 Episode 2: Rumsfeld's War
The status of the U.S. military and its deployment to several hot spots around the world.
- Season 23 Episode 1: The Choice 2004
Presidential candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry.
Frontline: Season 22 (2003 - 2004)
- Season 22 Episode 16: Sacred Ground
Architect Daniel Libeskind plans to build the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero.
- Season 22 Episode 15: The Plea
Lawyers and prosecutors use plea bargains to expedite justice.
- Season 22 Episode 14: The Way the Music Died
MTV, compact discs, corporate consolidation and Internet piracy affect the music industry.
- Season 22 Episode 13: Son of Al Qaeda
Abdurahman Khadr reveals information about al-Qaida to the CIA.
- Season 22 Episode 12: The Jesus Factor
An examination of President Bush's spiritual beliefs and their influences on his political decision making.
- Season 22 Episode 11: Diet Wars
Social, cultural and dietary factors lead to obesity in America.
- Season 22 Episode 10: Ghosts of Rwanda
Interviews with survivors and eyewitness chronicle the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
- Season 22 Episode 9: The Invasion of Iraq
An investigation recounts strategies, battles and turning points of the war in Iraq.
- Season 22 Episode 8: Tax Me if You Can
An investigation into corporations and wealthy individuals use of tax shelters to hide profits.
- Season 22 Episode 7: Beyond Baghdad
The struggles facing the Bush administration's Iraq policies.
- Season 22 Episode 6: Chasing Saddam's Weapons
An investigation into the search for Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction.
- Season 22 Episode 5: From China With Love
A spy and an FBI agent's intimate relationship compromises the U.S. military intelligence about China.
- Season 22 Episode 4: Dangerous Prescription
An investigation follows the FDA's approval process and examines the role drug companies play in the approval and monitoring of prescription medicines.
- Season 22 Episode 3: The Alternative Fix
Controversy over complementary and alternative medical treatments.
- Season 22 Episode 2: Chasing the Sleeper Cell
An examination of domestic terrorism and American citizens associated with al-Qaida.
- Season 22 Episode 1: Truth, War, and Consequences
Administration officials and Iraqi opposition leaders examine the reasons the United States went to war and assess the possibility of a stable government in postwar Iraq.
Frontline: Season 21 (2002 - 2003)
- Season 21 Episode 20: The Other Drug War
An examination of issues concerning a Medicare prescription drug benefit for seniors.
- Season 21 Episode 19: Public Schools, Inc.
An examination of Chris Whittle's Edison School and the issue of for-profit public education.
- Season 21 Episode 18: The Wall Street Fix
Securities violations and bankruptcies mar the telecommunications boom of the 1990s.
- Season 21 Episode 17: The Burden of Innocence
An examination of the social, psychological and economic challenges exonerated inmates face.
- Season 21 Episode 16: Cyber War!
Threats of assaults in cyberspace target U.S. infrastructure.
- Season 21 Episode 15: Kim's Nuclear Gamble
The Bush administration debates the handling of diplomatic relations with North Korea's Kim Jong Il and the threat of nuclear war.
- Season 21 Episode 14: Blair's War
British Prime Minister Tony Blair plays a role in the discord between the United States and Europe over impending war with Iraq.
- Season 21 Episode 13: The War Behind Closed Doors
The Bush administration's reason for war with Iraq.
- Season 21 Episode 12: China in the Red
Ten Chinese citizens tell of social and economic conditions.
- Season 21 Episode 11: Failure to Protect: The Caseworker Files
Maine's child-welfare system; discussing current child-welfare policies.
- Season 21 Episode 10: The Taking of Logan Marr
Found dead in the basement of a foster home, 5-year-old Logan Marr may have been taken from her birth mother without good cause.
- Season 21 Episode 9: A Dangerous Business Revisited
Penalties to employers for breaking workplace safety laws in the United States may not be strict enough.
- Season 21 Episode 8: Much Ado About Something
Controversy surrounds a long-proposed theory that the author of William Shakespeare's works was Christopher Marlowe.
- Season 21 Episode 7: In Search of al-Qaida
The pursuit of al-Qaida terrorists.
- Season 21 Episode 6: Let's Get Married
An examination of the modern marriage movement.
- Season 21 Episode 5: A Crime of Insanity
A paranoid schizophrenic's hostage incident prompts controversy about criminal cases when legal and psychological worlds collide.
- Season 21 Episode 4: Missile Wars
The Bush administration prepares to build an ICBM system in Alaska to ward off attacks by rogue states; critics believe terrorism is the greater danger; debate and commentary deal with feasibility.
- Season 21 Episode 3: The Man Who Knew
Agent John O'Neill considers assassinating bin Laden before al-Qaida could act, prompting his separation from the FBI and his hiring as World Trade Center security director, just weeks before his death in the attacks.
- Season 21 Episode 2: Campaign Against Terror
Complex political wrangling by U.S., Afghan and other world leaders after Sept. 11 leads to an international coalition against al-Qaida and the Taliban, and promotes Hamid Karzai as leader of Afghanistan.
- Season 21 Episode 1: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero
A report from the former World Trade Center site to find out how people's faith has changed since the terrorist attacks.
Frontline: Season 20 (2001 - 2002)
- Season 20 Episode 23: Shattered Dreams of Peace: The Road From Oslo
A chronicle shows the Middle East from the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin into the present crisis.
- Season 20 Episode 22: Bigger Than Enron
Interviews depict how the controls that protect stockholders from investment fraud were destroyed because of conflicts of interest and market deregulation.
- Season 20 Episode 21: The Siege of Bethlehem
The battle between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
- Season 20 Episode 20: Muslims
Interviews describe the fundamentals of Islam and the religion's worldwide resurgence.
- Season 20 Episode 19: Terror and Tehran
While Iranian moderates strive for reform, President Bush calls the country part of an 'axis of evil' developing nuclear weapons and bent on destroying Israel.
- Season 20 Episode 18: Did Daddy Do It?
An investigation finds new evidence that questions the conviction of Cuban immigrant Frank Fuster for child molestation.
- Season 20 Episode 17: Modern Meat
Investigating the meat industry's safety-inspection process.
- Season 20 Episode 16: Requiem for Frank Lee Smith
A prisoner on Florida's death row for 14 years dies of cancer before DNA tests exonerate him of rape and murder.
- Season 20 Episode 15: Battle for the Holy Land
The fighting tactics and strategies of Israeli commando units and Palestinian militants.
- Season 20 Episode 14: Testing Our Schools
A new era in public education increases the federal government's involvement in schools and expands testing.
- Season 20 Episode 13: Roll Over: The Hidden History of the SUV
An investigation into the history and safety of sport utility vehicles.
- Season 20 Episode 12: American Porn
Investigating corporations that profit from the pornography business.
- Season 20 Episode 11: Inside the Teenage Brain
Researchers explore the recesses of the brain to explain adolescent behavior.
- Season 20 Episode 10: Dot Con
The rise and fall of Internet stocks.
- Season 20 Episode 9: Inside the Terror Network
Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the airplane hijackers are able to move unnoticed throughout North America.
- Season 20 Episode 8: An Ordinary Crime
Two men with the same name are implicated in the same crime.
- Season 20 Episode 7: The Monster That Ate Hollywood
Megacorporations absorb the once fiercely independent movie studios.
- Season 20 Episode 6: The Saudi Time Bomb
The United States hopes for Saudi Arabian support in the war against terrorism.
- Season 20 Episode 5: Gunning for Saddam
Saddam Hussein may have been involved in terrorism over the past decade.
- Season 20 Episode 4: Trail of a Terrorist
Terrorist Ahmed Ressam discloses his training in urban warfare, sabotage and covert operations with al-Qaida.
- Season 20 Episode 3: Dangerous Straits
The United States and China disagree about Taiwan.
- Season 20 Episode 2: Looking for Answers
Terrorist attacks surprise the CIA and FBI; Muslim fundamentalists.
- Season 20 Episode 1: Target America
Terrorist attacks in the last several decades reveal patterns, lessons and warnings.
Frontline: Season 19 (2000 - 2001)
- Season 19 Episode 16: Blackout
The California energy crisis.
- Season 19 Episode 15: LAPD Blues
Corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department.
- Season 19 Episode 14: Medicating Kids
Investigation into children's growing use of psychoactive drugs.
- Season 19 Episode 12: Organ Farm
- Season 19 Episode 11: The Merchants of Cool
- Season 19 Episode 10: Hackers
Interviews with teens, security experts, and law enforcement officials reveals the insecurities of the Internet.
- Season 19 Episode 9: Saving Elian
Film footage and interviews chronicle the political and social battle surrounding Elian Gonzalez in both the United States and Cuba.
- Season 19 Episode 8: Juvenile Justice
The rehabilitation of juvenile criminals.
- Season 19 Episode 7: The Clinton Years
Administration officials' interviews chronicle the political career of Bill Clinton from governor of Arkansas through his eight years as president of the United States; host Ted Koppel.
- Season 19 Episode 6: Real Justice
Boston's Suffolk County district attorney's office; criminal justice system.
- Season 19 Episode 5: Real Justice
Boston's Suffolk County district attorney's office; criminal justice system.
- Season 19 Episode 4: The Future of War
- Season 19 Episode 3: Drug Wars
Impact of cocaine on city streets and criminal justice system; Mexico's role in supplying drugs.
- Season 19 Episode 2: Drug Wars
For 30 years the United States tries to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the country.
- Season 19 Episode 1: The Choice 2000
Profiles spotlight Vice President Al Gore and Gov. George W. Bush.
Frontline: Season 18 (1999 - 2000)
- Season 18 Episode 17: The Battle Over School Choice
Politicians debate over the reform of public education.
- Season 18 Episode 16: Return of the Czar
The future of Russia under the leadership of Vladimir Putin.
- Season 18 Episode 15: Jefferson's Blood
A profile shows Thomas Jefferson's life and family history.
- Season 18 Episode 14: Dr. Solomon's Dilemma
The HMO cost-cutting issue burdens many doctors and patients.
- Season 18 Episode 12: War in Europe
Kosovo refugees, members of the U.S. special forces, diplomats and political leaders describe the aftermath of war.
- Season 18 Episode 11: Assault on Gay America
Homosexuals are victims of violent hate crimes in the United States.
- Season 18 Episode 10: The Survival of Saddam
Saddam Hussein maintains his position in Iraq despite economic sanctions, U.N. weapons-inspectors and military attacks.
- Season 18 Episode 9: The Killer at Thurston High
Friends, family and counselors examine the case of 15-year-old Kip Kinkel, accused of killing his parents and opening fire at his Oregon high school.
- Season 18 Episode 8: The Case for Innocence
Prosecutors and courts sometimes block the use of DNA analysis, a scientific method of proving innocence or guilt.
- Season 18 Episode 7: Justice for Sale
Money from special interest groups threatens to compromise judicial impartiality.
- Season 18 Episode 5: Apocalypse!
Scholars examine the origins of the Book of Revelation and how it has shaped Western perceptions of the Apocalypse.
- Season 18 Episode 4: The Lost Children of Rockdale County
A syphilis epidemic among teens of an affluent community points to drug use, orgies and aimlessness.
- Season 18 Episode 3: Mafia Power Play
Links between professional sports and organized crime.
- Season 18 Episode 2: Secrets of the SAT
Debate over the fairness in college admissions; impact of standardized tests.
- Season 18 Episode 1: John Paul II: The Millennial Pope
Interviews and film clips chronicle Karol Wojtyla's upbringing, election to the papacy in 1978 and leadership of the Roman Catholic Church as Pope John Paul II.
Frontline: Season 17 (1998 - 1999)
- Season 17 Episode 19: The Crash
The global economy; crash of 1998; financial analysts.
- Season 17 Episode 18: Pop
Photographer Joel Meyerowitz profiles his father, who has Alzheimer's disease.
- Season 17 Episode 17: Making Babies
Infertility; medicine; cloning.
- Season 17 Episode 16: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela's closest friends and confidants, as well as the prison guards who kept watch over him for 27 years, discuss the South African president's life and resolve.
- Season 17 Episode 15: Give War a Chance
U.S. diplomats and the military differ on the use of force.
- Season 17 Episode 14: Spying on Saddam
Former Marine Scott Ritter discusses UNSCOM, Iraq and U.S. intelligence.
- Season 17 Episode 13: Hunting bin Laden
International terrorism; embassy bombings in Africa; Osama bin Laden.
- Season 17 Episode 12: Russian Roulette
The security and potential of Russia's nuclear arsenal.
- Season 17 Episode 11: The Execution
A convicted murderer awaits execution; victims' families.
- Season 17 Episode 10: The Triumph of Evil
America, Britain, France and the United Nations fail to prevent Rwandan genocide.
- Season 17 Episode 9: Snitch
The U.S. government uses informants to prosecute drug offenders.
- Season 17 Episode 8: Fat
The diet industry grows more influential as Americans grow heavier.
- Season 17 Episode 7: The Child Terror
Zeal in prosecuting alleged child molesters may overlook exculpatory evidence.
- Season 17 Episode 6: Plague War
The threats of biological warfare to world security.
- Season 17 Episode 5: Washington's Other Scandal
Congressional hearings investigate 1996 campaign financing; with Bill Moyers.
- Season 17 Episode 4: Ambush in Mogadishu
In 1993 an unsuccessful raid on Mogadishu leaves 18 U.S. soldiers dead and Somalian civil war raging.
- Season 17 Episode 1: The Farmer's Wife
A couple face economic hardship while trying to save their marriage.
Frontline: Season 16 (1997 - 1998)
- Season 16 Episode 19: Fooling With Nature
The ecological dangers of man-made chemicals.
- Season 16 Episode 18: The World's Most Wanted Man
The struggle to capture war criminals from the former Yugoslavia.
- Season 16 Episode 17: Secrets of an Independent Counsel
Powerful independent counsels launch investigations toward political figures.
- Season 16 Episode 16: Inside the Tobacco Deal
The lawsuits against the tobacco industry.
- Season 16 Episode 15: Busted: America's War on Marijuana
The U.S. government attempts to prevent the sale and use of marijuana.
- Season 16 Episode 14: The High Price of Health
Dramatic changes in health care.
- Season 16 Episode 10: From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians
The impact of the Gospels after the First Revolt; Christianity spreads and conversion takes place in the Roman Empire in the second and third centuries.
- Season 16 Episode 9: The Two Nations of Black America
Middle-class blacks and those who are poor; with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
- Season 16 Episode 8: My Retirement Dreams
Baby boomers anticipate retirement having joy and meaning.
- Season 16 Episode 7: Last Battle of the Gulf War
Veterans of the Gulf War complain about sickness.
- Season 16 Episode 6: The Princess and the Press
Princess Diana's relationship with the British media.
- Season 16 Episode 5: A Whale of a Business
The treatment of captive whales and dolphins.
- Season 16 Episode 4: Dreams of Tibet
Leadership and human rights issues in Tibet.
- Season 16 Episode 3: Behind the Mask: The IRA and Sinn Fein
The history of the IRA and Sinn Fein.
- Season 16 Episode 2: The Lost American
The life and mysterious disappearance of humanitarian Fred Cuny.
- Season 16 Episode 1: Once Upon a Time in Arkansas
The personal finances of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Frontline: Season 15 (1996 - 1997)
- Season 15 Episode 18: Nazi Gold
Switzerland's financial relationship with World War II Germany.
- Season 15 Episode 17: Easy Money
The legitimacy of the gaming industry and its political influence.
- Season 15 Episode 16: Hot Guns
Federal agents investigate the illegal handgun market.
- Season 15 Episode 15: Innocence Lost: The Plea
Workers at a day-care center in Edenton, N.C., were accused of sexual abuse; their story continues.
- Season 15 Episode 14: The Opium Kings
Filmmaker Adrian Cowell explores the roots of Burma's drug trade.
- Season 15 Episode 13: Little Criminals
Young children who committed violent crimes.
- Season 15 Episode 12: Nuclear Reaction
Richard Rhodes examines America's varied national attitudes toward nuclear power.
- Season 15 Episode 11: The Fixers
Peter Boyer investigates the controversy surrounding political contributions in America.
- Season 15 Episode 10: Murder, Money and Mexico
Carlos and Raul Salinas' legacy to Mexico is its economic collapse in 1994.
- Season 15 Episode 9: Valentina's Nightmare
A wounded teen hides among corpses after the 1994 massacre of Tutsi by Rwandan Hutu.
- Season 15 Episode 8: What Jennifer Saw
DNA evidence overrides an eyewitness account and reverses a case of wrongful imprisonment.
- Season 15 Episode 6: Betting on the Market
Examines U.S. stock investments; profiles Garrett Van Wagoner, Peter Lynch.
- Season 15 Episode 5: Secret Daughter
June Cross, sent to live with another family at age 4, explores the changing face of race relations in America.
- Season 15 Episode 4: Loose Nukes
Nuclear smuggling in Russia poses a major threat to U.S. national security.
- Season 15 Episode 3: Why America Hates the Press
Journalists examine public dissatisfaction with the national press.
- Season 15 Episode 2: The Navy Blues
The Tailhook scandal prompts attempts at reform in the Navy.
- Season 15 Episode 1: The Choice '96
A dual biography compares the careers of President Bill Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole.
Frontline: Season 14 (1995 - 1996)
- Season 14 Episode 17: Does America Still Work?
Presidential candidates in Milwaukee address the anxiety/insecurity between U.S. businesses and their employees.
- Season 14 Episode 16: The Kevorkian Verdict
Dr. Jack Kevorkian faces his third criminal trial for assisting suicide.
- Season 14 Episode 15: The Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson
An in-depth profile of Jesse Jackson shows race and politics in postwar America.
- Season 14 Episode 14: Angel on Death Row
Sister Helen Prejean is a spiritual adviser to inmates on death row.
- Season 14 Episode 13: Smoke in the Eye
Tobacco companies' pressure on news media may jeopardize press freedoms in general.
- Season 14 Episode 12: Breast Implants on Trial
Biomedical science and powerful litigators clash over the possible dangers of silicone breast implants.
- Season 14 Episode 11: Murder on Abortion Row
Anti-abortionist John Salvi is charged with the murder of two health-clinic receptionists.
- Season 14 Episode 10: So You Want to Buy a President?
An exploration into what big financial donors want for their campaign contributions.
- Season 14 Episode 9: The Long March of Newt Gingrich
Peter Boyer presents a biography of House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
- Season 14 Episode 7: The Gulf War
Interviews with key political and military leaders explore the events of the invasion of Kuwait.
- Season 14 Episode 6: Living on the Edge
Bill Moyers chronicles Milwaukee families struggling with low-paying jobs.
- Season 14 Episode 5: Natasha and the Wolf
A cunning Russian gangster charms and seduces all who cross his path, including a state prosecutor who aids his escape from jail.
- Season 14 Episode 4: Who's Afraid of Rupert Murdoch?
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch makes use of business and political strategy.
- Season 14 Episode 3: High Stakes in Cyberspace
Businesses rush to stake claims in cyberspace; revolution predictions.
- Season 14 Episode 2: The Search for Satan
Reports of abuse at the hands of secret satanic cults.
- Season 14 Episode 1: Waco: The Inside Story
Peter Boyer investigates the FBI siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.
Frontline: Season 13 (1994 - 1996)
- Season 13 Episode 20: Shtetl
Marian Marzynski documents the return of two Polish-American Jews to their families' shtetl in Bransk, where 2,500 lived before the gas-chamber killings.
- Season 13 Episode 19: Currents of Fear
A woman believes electromagnetic fields may cause a high incidence of cancer in her neighborhood.
- Season 13 Episode 18: Welcome to Happy Valley
Dr. Jim Goodwin discusses a frequently prescribed anti-depressant, Prozac.
- Season 13 Episode 17: The Confessions of RosaLee
A reporter's involvement with an inner-city family stirs controversy.
- Season 13 Episode 16: The Vanishing Father
Studies find social pathology in children of single-parent families.
- Season 13 Episode 15: When the Bough Breaks
A child's bond with its parents help determine its behavior later in life.
- Season 13 Episode 14: The Homecoming
Alexander Solzhenitsyn returns to his homeland after nearly 20 years in exile.
- Season 13 Episode 13: Divided Memories
Debate on the validity of repressed memories considers how memory works; techniques to aid recall.
- Season 13 Episode 12: Divided Memories
Debate on the validity of repressed memories considers how memory works and therapeutic techniques to aid recall.
- Season 13 Episode 11: Rush Limbaugh's America
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
- Season 13 Episode 10: The Begging Game
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's crackdown on New York panhandlers takes effect.
- Season 13 Episode 9: The Godfather of Cocaine
Rise and fall of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
- Season 13 Episode 8: What Happened to Bill Clinton?
An examination of the Clinton presidency.
- Season 13 Episode 7: Does TV Kill?
How television can affect behavior.
- Season 13 Episode 6: The Nicotine War
The Food and Drug Administration attempts to regulate the tobacco industry.
- Season 13 Episode 5: Hillary's Class
On the occasion of a 25th reunion, Hillary Rodham Clinton's former classmates reflect on life and years at Wellesley.
- Season 13 Episode 4: How to Steal 500 Million Dollars
Rise and fall of Phar-Mor Inc., a chain of discount drug stores.
- Season 13 Episode 3: Hot Money
Investigation into the off-shore banking centers which may play a critical role in international crime.
- Season 13 Episode 2: Is This Any Way to Run a Government?
An investigation into the Department of Agriculture focuses on the crop subsidy programs.
- Season 13 Episode 1: School Colors
Berkeley, Calif., high-school principal Jim Henderson addresses racial tension with a plan mandating ethnicity classes and sensitivity training for staff.
Frontline: Season 12 (1993 - 1994)
- Season 12 Episode 20: The Trouble With Evan
An examination of parenting and delinquency focuses on a family coping with a son's crimes.
- Season 12 Episode 19: Go Back to Mexico!
William Langewiesche focuses on illegal immigration in California.
- Season 12 Episode 18: Public Lands, Private Profits
An examination of the gold mining industry investigates efforts to reform the General Mining Law of 1872.
- Season 12 Episode 17: Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo
In May 1993 snipers kill a Serb and a Muslim escaping from Sarajevo to marry.
- Season 12 Episode 16: The Struggle for Russia
Boris Yeltsin's presidency reflects an analysis of Russia's past two years of economic and social turmoil.
- Season 12 Episode 15: Mandela
Nelson Mandela's political career; Winnie Mandela's return to politics in South Africa.
- Season 12 Episode 14: The Kevorkian File
Dr. Jack Kevorkian and his assisted-suicide cases.
- Season 12 Episode 13: In the Game
A profile of the 1990 Stanford University women's basketball team features its coach and its season.
- Season 12 Episode 12: Sarajevo: The Living and the Dead
Radovan Tadic chronicles Sarajevo's lack of water, electricity, medicine, food and hope.
- Season 12 Episode 11: Red Flag Over Tibet
Orville Schell travels to Tibet to examine the effect of China's occupation.
- Season 12 Episode 10: Tabloid Truth: The Michael Jackson Scandal
Tabloids' coverage of allegations against Michael Jackson.
- Season 12 Episode 9: The Diamond Empire
An examination of diamond myths explores the supply marketing and pricing of the gem.
- Season 12 Episode 8: A Place for Madness
The discharge of mentally ill people from hospitals stirs controversy over individual rights and protection.
- Season 12 Episode 7: Behind the Badge
Reporter Jack Newfield examines police work through the New York City Police Department.
- Season 12 Episode 6: AIDS, Blood and Politics
A history of AIDS examines the use of HIV-contaminated blood supplied in the early 1980s.
- Season 12 Episode 5: Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?
An investigation uncovers evidence in an examination of Lee Harvey Oswald's life, from childhood to his arrest for John F. Kennedy's assassination.
- Season 12 Episode 4: Showdown in Haiti
Robert Parry reports on the attempts to return Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power in Haiti.
- Season 12 Episode 3: Secrets of a Bomb Factory
Colorado's Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant is investigated for environmental crimes.
- Season 12 Episode 2: Prisoners of Silence
The method of facilitated communication helping autistic people to communicate is controversial.
- Season 12 Episode 1: The Heartbeat of America
Interviews with current and former General Motors workers elucidate the corporation's money loss.
Frontline: Season 11 (1992 - 1993)
- Season 11 Episode 19: The Health Care Gamble
A behind-the-scenes look at President Clinton's health care reform proposal.
- Season 11 Episode 18: Ashes of the Cold War
Military contractors scramble to survive in the face of defense cutbacks.
- Season 11 Episode 17: L.A. Is Burning: Five Reports From a Divided City
From the perspective of its varied communities, races and classes, Los Angeles examines the riot.
- Season 11 Episode 16: Iran and the Bomb
Iran stealthily rebuilds its arsenal as U.N. forces concentrate on finding and destroying weapons in Iraq.
- Season 11 Episode 15: The Trouble With Baseball
Economic and political turmoil damage professional baseball.
- Season 11 Episode 14: In Our Children's Food
The Environmental Protection Agency has approved only 19 of some 620 pesticides used in agriculture.
- Season 11 Episode 13: Apartheid's Last Stand
President F.W. de Klerk and the African National Congress negotiate to end apartheid and hold democratic elections.
- Season 11 Episode 12: The Arming of Saudi Arabia
Since 1979 the United States has helped Saudi Arabia protect its oil by establishing a strong military network.
- Season 11 Episode 11: The Secret File on J. Edgar Hoover
As FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover used secret files to manipulate prominent politicians, the Mafia blackmailed him.
- Season 11 Episode 10: What Happened to the Drug War?
U.S. Customs Service flaws give drug smugglers access despite elaborate preventive measures.
- Season 11 Episode 9: Journey to the Occupied Lands
Producer/correspondent Michael Ambrosino examines issues of the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza as the key to a resolution of the Arab-Israeli peace talks.
- Season 11 Episode 8: Clinton Takes Over
An inside view of the new administration in the 11 weeks before inauguration.
- Season 11 Episode 7: In Search of Our Fathers
At 24, Marco Williams learns his father's name after a seven-year search for the details of his birth.
- Season 11 Episode 6: JFK, Hoffa and the Mob
Mafia lawyer Frank Ragano alleges mob involvement in the CIA and in the deaths of John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa.
- Season 11 Episode 5: Monsters Among Us
In Washington state, dangerous sex offenders are jailed beyond their sentences and offered extensive treatment.
- Season 11 Episode 4: The Best Campaign Money Can Buy
Correspondent Robert Krulwich identifies and examines the major contributors to the 1992 presidential campaigns.
- Season 11 Episode 3: The Choice '92
An in-depth look at the private lives and careers of George Bush and Bill Clinton examines each man's childhood, formation of political philosophies, entry into politics and subsequent defeats and revivals.
- Season 11 Episode 2: The Politics of Power
Journalist Nick Kotz investigates U.S. energy policy, from factors deciding it to its efficacy.
- Season 11 Episode 1: Public Hearing, Private Pain
The Clarence Thomas hearings unearth deep issues in black America.
Frontline: Season 10
- Season 10 Episode 23: Your Loan Is Denied
A black couple's inability to get a mortgage raises questions of financial discrimination in the 1990s.
- Season 10 Episode 22: A Kid Kills
Massachusetts enacts strict juvenile-crime laws after the shooting deaths of two children by a 15-year-old.
- Season 10 Episode 20: China After Tiananmen
Three years after the Tiananmen Square incident, producer Irv Drasnin returns to assess political repression and economic reform.
- Season 10 Episode 19: Who Cares About Children?
Gov. Clinton responds to attorney Bill Grimm's threat of a lawsuit for child-welfare reform in Arkansas.
- Season 10 Episode 18: The Bank of Crooks & Criminals
New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau investigates the Bank of Credit & Commerce International.
- Season 10 Episode 17: The Betrayal of Democracy
Journalist William Greider examines the division of U.S. citizens and government, and the failure of political parties, government programs and the press to bridge the gap.
- Season 10 Episode 16: Investigating the October Surprise
A report asks if the 1980 Reagan/Bush presidential campaign delayed release of U.S. hostages in Iran.
- Season 10 Episode 15: Saddam's Killing Fields
Writer Kanan Makiya (Samir al-Khalil) returns secretly to Iraq to document Saddam Hussein's brutality to the Kurds.
- Season 10 Episode 14: The Death of Nancy Cruzan
The Supreme Court allows the removal of life support from Nancy Cruzan, left vegetative by an auto accident.
- Season 10 Episode 13: Who Is David Duke?
Hodding Carter profiles David Duke from childhood through his position as a Republican presidential candidate.
- Season 10 Episode 12: After Gorbachev's U.S.S.R.
Hedrick Smith revisits the former Soviet Union to record changes in people and procedures since 1990.
- Season 10 Episode 11: Coming From Japan
The Matsushita Electric Co. flourishes after World War II, investing abroad and purchasing MCA Inc. in 1990.
- Season 10 Episode 10: The Last Communist
A profile of Fidel Castro illuminates Cuba's fate from the Cuban Revolution to the present. (Available in Spanish)
- Season 10 Episode 9: Resurrection of Reverend Moon
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon emerges as a major power after serving a 1980s sentence for conspiracy and tax fraud.
- Season 10 Episode 8: Who Killed Adam Mann?
Parents with a lengthy record of abusing their four sons beat their 5-year-old to death for eating a piece of cake.
- Season 10 Episode 7: Secret Story of Terry Waite
Oliver North's covert deals with Iran may have spurred the kidnapping of British envoy Terry Waite.
- Season 10 Episode 6: Losing the War With Japan
Studies of the automobile, video-game and computer-display industries show Japan's strategies to win U.S. markets.
- Season 10 Episode 5: My Doctor, My Lover
The case history and court battle of a woman suing her psychiatrist for sexual abuse raise ethical and legal questions about the handling of such cases.
- Season 10 Episode 4: Don King, Unauthorized
Correspondent Jack Newfield interviews boxers, trainers and managers to profile promoter Don King.
- Season 10 Episode 3: The War We Left Behind
In postwar Iraq, loss of electricity, and sewage and water facilities leaves people vulnerable to disease and hunger.
- Season 10 Episode 2: Great American Bailout
Costs to taxpayers soar as the Resolution Trust Corp. tries to sell failed savings and loans assets.
- Season 10 Episode 1: In the Shadow of Sakharov
Nuclear physicist Andrei Sakharov's enduring battle for human rights and reform spurs the Soviet democracy movement.
Frontline: Season 9
- Season 9 Episode 21: Color of Your Skin
For 16 weeks, a group of blacks, Hispanics and whites takes an intensive U.S. military race-relations course.
- Season 9 Episode 20: To the Last Fish
Fishermen, entrepreneurs, scientists and government leaders discuss the dramatic decline of world fisheries.
- Season 9 Episode 19: Spy Hunter
James Jesus Angleton, counterintelligence chief of the CIA in the '50s and '60s, seeks a Soviet mole within the agency.
- Season 9 Episode 18: Innocence Lost
Allegations and subsequent investigations of sexual abuse at an Edenton, N.C., day-care center destroy friendships and alter lives.
- Season 9 Episode 17: Who Pays for Mom & Dad?
Providing long-term care for elderly parents creates financial crises for middle-class families.
- Season 9 Episode 16: Election Held Hostage
Evidence suggests secret deals for the release of hostages in Iran were made in the 1980 presidential campaigns.
- Season 9 Episode 15: War & Peace in Panama
Operation Just Cause, the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, continues to affect Panama's fragile democracy today.
- Season 9 Episode 14: Black America's War
Law professor Charles Ogletree leads a discussion on black Americans' attitudes about war and its impact on them.
- Season 9 Episode 13: Mind of Hussein
Journalists, Middle East specialists, military and government leaders, and former neighbors, describe Saddam Hussein.
- Season 9 Episode 12: Guns, Tanks & Gorbachev
As world attention focuses on the Persian Gulf War, the Soviet Union cracks down on rebellious Baltic republics.
- Season 9 Episode 11: Man Who Made the Supergun
An Israeli intelligence agency is suspected of the 1990 murder of weapon designer Gerald V. Bull.
- Season 9 Episode 10: Cuba & Cocaine
Evidence suggests that, contrary to government statements, drug smuggling was an official policy in the Castro regime.
- Season 9 Episode 9: To the Brink of War
Critical decisions precede a Jan. 15, 1991, U.N. deadline authorizing force against Saddam Hussein.
- Season 9 Episode 8: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
Correspondent Milo Yellow Hair chronicles the Sioux nation from invasion by whites to current efforts at unity.
- Season 9 Episode 7: Struggle for South Africa
Divisions within factions of blacks and Afrikaners may disrupt negotiations for change in South Africa.
- Season 9 Episode 6: High Crimes & Misdemeanors
Four years after the Iran-Contra scandal, Bill Moyers examines U.S. accountability, deceit in the White House and failures by Congress, the press and the law.
- Season 9 Episode 5: Springfield Goes to War
Citizens of Springfield, Mass., an embarkation point for U.S. troops sent to Saudi Arabia, talk with Bill Moyers.
- Season 9 Episode 4: Betting on the Lottery
Promoters and ticket-buyers discuss lotteries, which raise billions of dollars annually in 29 states.
- Season 9 Episode 3: Broken Minds
Scientists search for the cause of schizophrenia, a disease affecting millions in the United States alone.
- Season 9 Episode 2: Hunt for Howard Marks
For 20 years Dennis Howard Marks smuggles marijuana into North America and Europe.
- Season 9 Episode 1: When Cops Go Bad
Investigators study drug money's corruption of police forces in California, Florida and New Jersey.
Frontline: Season 8
- Season 8 Episode 15: Teacher, Teacher
Public school teachers handle education reform, funding cutbacks and problems caused by crumbling families.
- Season 8 Episode 14: Inside the Cartel
Reporters investigate drug cartels in Medellin and Cali to determine the effectiveness of Colombia's war on drugs.
- Season 8 Episode 13: Seven Days in Bensonhurst
Writer Shelby Steele discusses allegations of racial crisis with participants in a 1989 murder in New York.
- Season 8 Episode 12: Plunder!
The trail left by looters of pre-Columbian tombs in Latin America leads to U.S. auction houses, museums and private collectors.
- Season 8 Episode 11: Other People's Money
Reporters investigate Charles Keating Jr. and the role of politics in the costly savings-and-loan scandal.
- Season 8 Episode 10: New Harvest, Old Shame
Reporters examine the plight of migrant farm workers and forces restricting them to objectionable conditions.
- Season 8 Episode 9: Born in Africa
Ugandan musician Philly Lutaaya admits he has AIDS in a one-man campaign to educate his countrymen about the disease.
- Season 8 Episode 8: Poland: Morning After
As communism crumbles in Poland, economic troubles threaten the emerging Solidarity government.
- Season 8 Episode 7: Anatomy of an Oil Spill
A history of broken promies by oil companies and government agencies contributes to the 1989 Alaskan oil spill.
- Season 8 Episode 6: Faces of Arafat
A profile of PLO Chairman Yasir Arafat examines his commitment to rejecting terrorism and recognizing Israel's rights.
- Season 8 Episode 5: Throwaway People
Journalist Roger Wilkins investigates reasons for poverty among blacks by focusing on Shaw, a Washington, D.C., suburb.
- Season 8 Episode 4: Miss U.S.S.R.
Reporters investigate women's status and problems behind the scenes of a 1989 Soviet beauty pageant.
- Season 8 Episode 3: Noriega Connection
A profile of Gen. Manuel Noriega examines confusion in U.S. policy toward the dicatator and Panama.
- Season 8 Episode 2: Bombing of Pan Am 103
Families of 270 people killed in the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight 103 seek justice.
- Season 8 Episode 1: Tracking the Pan Am Bombers
An investigation of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am airliner over Scotland explores accountability for the tragedy.
Frontline: Season 7
- Season 7 Episode 17: Who's Killing Calvert City?
Citizens ask if the chemical plants that brought prosperity to their Kentucky town are poisoning them.
- Season 7 Episode 16: Death of a Terrorist
The story of IRA member Mairead Farrell, killed by British forces in Gibraltar, shows Britain's response to terrorism.
- Season 7 Episode 15: Babies at Risk
Chicago social workers combat political neglect and other factors resulting in high infant-mortality rates.
- Season 7 Episode 14: Remember My Lai
U.S. soldiers and Vietnamese survivors discuss the 1968 massacre of over 500 in the Vietnamese hamlet My Lai.
- Season 7 Episode 13: Israel: The Covert Connection
Reporters investigate covert and overt U.S./Israeli relationships from the 1950s to the present.
- Season 7 Episode 12: Yellowstone Under Fire
Eight years of developing minerals, timber and tourism in Yellowstone alters the park's landscape.
- Season 7 Episode 11: Extraordinary People
Canadians, badly deformed at birth by the prescription drug thalidomide, cope despite their government's neglect.
- Season 7 Episode 10: The Shakespeare Mystery
A controversial theory credits poet Edward de Vere with writing works attributed to William Shakespeare.
- Season 7 Episode 9: Murder in the Amazon
Reporters examine the murder of environmental activist Chico Mendez in the Amazon jungle.
- Season 7 Episode 8: Dallas Drug War
A Texas neighborhood combats drugs and violence threatening its citizens and its community's future.
- Season 7 Episode 7: Prescription for Profit
An investigation of major pharmaceutical companies reveals their powerful influence on doctors.
- Season 7 Episode 6: Who Profits From Drugs?
An investigation of international drug trade shows how businesses launder money and who receives the profits.
- Season 7 Episode 5: Children of the Night
A report investigates why a band of San Francisco runaways left home and how life on the streets harmed them.
- Season 7 Episode 4: Running With Jesse
A review of the Rev. Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign includes strategy, press relations and problem areas.
- Season 7 Episode 3: Battle for Eastern Airlines
The airline's struggle to survive includes management and union attempts to run the company jointly.
- Season 7 Episode 2: Spy Who Broke the Code
An examination of the Walker spy ring's damage to U.S. security includes an interview with John Walker.
- Season 7 Episode 1: Real Life of Ronald Reagan
Politicians, actors and reporters discuss Reagan's career, presidential accomplishments, image and the reality behind the image.
Frontline: Season 6
- Season 6 Episode 19: My Husband Is Going to Kill Me
Three weeks after 30-year-old Pamela Guenther seeks police protection from her husband, he kills her.
- Season 6 Episode 18: Indian Country
Despite strides in many areas, unemployment, poverty, alcoholism and suicide plague Washington state's Quinault Indians.
- Season 6 Episode 17: Our Forgotten War
A report on U.S. policy and aid to El Salvador includes exclusive footage shot behind guerrilla lines.
- Season 6 Episode 16: Who Pays for AIDS?
Costly experimental drugs, long-term disability and lengthy hospitalization make AIDS treatment prohibitively expensive.
- Season 6 Episode 15: Trouble in Paradise
U.S. efforts to form a military pact with Palau lead to political and economic strife, corruption and violence.
- Season 6 Episode 14: Defense of Europe
The U.S./Soviet nuclear arms treaty raises questions about U.S. involvement in Europe's defense under the NATO alliance.
- Season 6 Episode 13: Guns, Drugs & the CIA
The CIA cites national security as a reason for secrecy on its long-running alliance with international drug smugglers.
- Season 6 Episode 12: Racism 101
Rising tensions and racial incidents between white and black college students show integration still is not fully realized.
- Season 6 Episode 11: American Game, Japanese Rules
U.S. citizens living and working in Japan predict whether the United States can win a trade war.
- Season 6 Episode 10: Murder on the Rio San Juan
Eight people die in a 1984 terrorist bombing at a press conference held by Contra leader Eden Pastora.
- Season 6 Episode 9: To a Safer Place
A woman, sexually abused by her father in childhood, confronts her mother and other adults who failed to protect her.
- Season 6 Episode 8: Poison & the Pentagon
The Pentagon has a poor history of accountability for the poisoning and death of U.S. citizens by military pollution.
- Season 6 Episode 7: Back in the U.S.S.R.
The Schecters, a U.S. family who lived for two years in the Soviet Union, return to Moscow to visit friends and observe.
- Season 6 Episode 6: Let My Daughter Die
Parents face legal and moral issues in their fight to disconnect their brain-damaged daughter's life-support system.
- Season 6 Episode 5: Shakedown in Santa Fe
A continuing struggle for control rages between inmates, guards, wardens and reformers at the New Mexico prison.
- Season 6 Episode 4: Your Flight Is Canceled
U.S. air traffic encounters problems within the control tower and behind the ticket counter of a busy airport.
- Season 6 Episode 3: Man Who Shot John Lennon
Records on Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's assassin, provide a portrait of the killer and his plans.
- Season 6 Episode 2: Operation Urgent Fury
Reporter Seymour Hersh investigates President Reagan's rescue of U.S. students during the 1983 invasion of Grenada.
- Season 6 Episode 1: Praise the Lord
Government agencies fail to actively pursue reports of corruption in the empire of TV evangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker.
Frontline: Season 5
- Season 5 Episode 20: Apartheid
The 1987 meeting between white Afrikaners and black African National Congress members to discuss South Africa's future.
- Season 5 Episode 19: Apartheid: 1977-1986
Prime Minister Botha's reforms to maintain white supremacy divided Afrikaners and provoked black rebellion.
- Season 5 Episode 18: Apartheid: 1965-1977
Failed government plans to deport blacks to tribal homelands, and the growth of student militancy.
- Season 5 Episode 17: Apartheid: 1948-1964
The start of apartheid in 1948 and increasing black resistance through non-violent measures.
- Season 5 Episode 16: Apartheid: 1830-1948
1830s British rule, growth of the Africaner Nationalist Movement and of the African National Congress.
- Season 5 Episode 15: Politics of Greed
An inside look at the seamy side of urban politics.
- Season 5 Episode 14: Keeping the Faith
The evolution of the black church as the black middle class expands.
- Season 5 Episode 13: Death of a Porn Queen
A Minnesota girl seeks fame in Hollywood, then suicides after two years of drug use and involvement in X-rated movies.
- Season 5 Episode 12: Israel: The Price of Victory
Israel's struggle with its image and role as a democracy on the 20th anniversary of the Six Day War.
- Season 5 Episode 11: In Search of the Marcos Millions
Investigators examine the career and fortune of former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos.
- Season 5 Episode 10: Bombing of West Philly
The causes and consequences of the 1985 bombing of a house by Philadelphia police.
- Season 5 Episode 9: War on Nicaragua
History of U.S. policy toward Nicaragua since 1979 examines the Reagan administration's support of the Contras.
- Season 5 Episode 8: Secret File
A U.S. citizen tracks down his government security file and battles the State Department, FBI and CIA to clear his name.
- Season 5 Episode 7: Street Cop
Drug buys, domestic violence and murders are part of a 10-month study of the work of five Boston police officers.
- Season 5 Episode 6: Desperately Seeking Baby
The business of private adoptions, deals brokered by lawyers and counselors, and families forced to give their children back to a birth mother.
- Season 5 Episode 5: Nazi Connection
Altered records and broken rules gave German rocket engineers U.S. sanctuary to work on the manned space program.
- Season 5 Episode 4: Stopping Drugs
A trip into schools examines whether drugs are really a major problem and if anti-drug efforts are working.
- Season 5 Episode 3: Stopping Drugs
Personal struggles to kick addictions and the effectiveness of drug treatment programs.
- Season 5 Episode 2: Earthquake Is Coming
Scientists discuss physical and economic consequences of the high-intensity earthquake predicted for California.
- Season 5 Episode 1: Real Stuff
NASA astronauts and engineers discuss the politics of the shuttle program as well as the human side of space travel.
Frontline: Season 4
- Season 4 Episode 18: Assault on Affirmative Action
The merits and achievements of affirmative action policies over the last 20 years in Indianapolis and Memphis, Tenn.
- Season 4 Episode 17: Will There Always Be an England?
British attitudes toward class divisions, cultural values and work in post-industrial England.
- Season 4 Episode 16: Holy War, Holy Terror
Elevating death and war to a holy cause, Shiite Moslems crusade for a united Islamic empire under the Ayatollah Khomeini.
- Season 4 Episode 15: Matter of the Mind
Misconceptions about mental illness are examined by people in a halfway house in Minnesota.
- Season 4 Episode 14: Bloods of 'Nam
The war stories of blacks and whites who fought together in Vietnam by reporter Wallace Terry, author of 'Bloods.'
- Season 4 Episode 13: Hollywood Dreams
The fantasy and reality of Hollywood's billion-dollar industry from the offices and executive suites where the deals are made.
- Season 4 Episode 12: Disillusionment of David Stockman
Former White House Budget Director David Stockman discusses why he is now angry and critical of President Reagan and his economic policies.
- Season 4 Episode 11: Taxes Behind Closed Doors
The efforts of politicians and lobbyists to reform the tax system.
- Season 4 Episode 10: Inside the Jury Room
An examination of the 920-year-old jury system from a Wisconsin courtroom as a jury hears a case.
- Season 4 Episode 9: Standoff in Mexico
How Mexico's ruling party (PRI) maintained its power despite challenges during the 1985 election races.
- Season 4 Episode 8: AIDS: A National Inquiry
After a documentary that follows a homosexual prostitute through three cities, a panel of experts led by Harvard Law School Professor Charles Nesson discusses the rights of AIDS victims vs. those of society.
- Season 4 Episode 6: Divorce Wars
The problems of families going through divorce in a look a Family Court in Delaware.
- Season 4 Episode 5: Tobacco on Trial
The trend in liability lawsuits from lifelong smokers against the $60 billion tobacco industry.
- Season 4 Episode 3: Growing Up Poor
The physical and emotional impact of teenage parenting, poverty and welfare dependence.
- Season 4 Episode 2: Sue the Doctor?
An obstetrician illustrates medical cases step-by-step to discuss malpractice risks, while a law firm argues the increasing number of lawsuits is justified.
- Season 4 Episode 1: Hostage in Iran
On the fifth anniversary of their release, the hostages tell of the psychological and physical torment during the 444-day ordeal.
Frontline: Season 3
- Season 3 Episode 21: Breaking the Bank
Profiles of two banks examine the current rate of failures: higher last year than at any time since the Depression.
- Season 3 Episode 20: What About Mom & Dad?
The high cost of caring for Americans over 75, the fastest-growing segment of the population.
- Season 3 Episode 19: You Are in the Computer
The privacy issues raised by computerized information systems are examined.
- Season 3 Episode 18: Memory of the Camps
Footage of Allied troops entering Nazi concentration camps in 1945 documents the horrors of Dachau, Auschwitz and Buchenwald.
- Season 3 Episode 17: American Way of War
Examines how U.S. military preparations for a massive Soviet engagement might be clouding the goals of smaller conflicts.
- Season 3 Episode 16: Catholics in America: Is Nothing Sacred?
Conflict arises within the church when U.S. Catholics dispute Vatican doctrines and practices.
- Season 3 Episode 15: Men Who Molest
A report on the increasing media coverage of child abuse looks at the opposing views of treatment and punishment for offenders.
- Season 3 Episode 10: Potomac Fever
The experiences of two newly elected congressmen are examined as they make the transition from hometown to Washington.
- Season 3 Episode 9: A Class Divided
A teacher's 20-year experiment in teaching third graders about discrimination is examined at a class reunion.
- Season 3 Episode 6: Down for the Count
Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell are interviewed in a comparison of the popularity of professional boxing against the injuries and fatalities cited by critics.
- Season 3 Episode 4: The Lifer & the Lady
A profile of the relationship between a prisoner in a Canadian penitentiary and a prison volunteer.
- Season 3 Episode 3: Shootout on Imperial Highway
The trial of gang members for conspiracy updates a 72-year-old grocer's struggle to survive in Watts, Calif.
- Season 3 Episode 2: Vietnam Under Communism
The 10th anniversary of the U.S. pullout from Vietnam.
- Season 3 Episode 1: Marshall High Fights Back
A look at a Chicago school trying to upgrade its academic standards.
Frontline: Season 2
- Season 2 Episode 23: Red Star Over Khyber
A report from Afghanistan and Pakistan looks at the war the Soviet Union has been fighting longer than it fought in World War II.
- Season 2 Episode 22: Cry, Ethiopia, Cry
A look at the international political maneuvering that is resulting in the deaths of children and the elderly in desert camps called 'the closest things to hell on Earth,'
- Season 2 Episode 21: Better Off Dead?
Several families and hospitals are followed through the legal and medical debates surrounding severely physically and mentally handicapped infants.
- Season 2 Episode 16: So You Want to Be President
An analysis of Gary Hart's 1984 presidential primary campaign examines the political process in the United States.
- Season 2 Episode 15: Man's Best Friends
A look at the controversy surrounding the use of animals for scientific research focuses on animal research groups protesting cruelty and experimenters' claims of the needs of science.
- Season 2 Episode 13: Shootout on Imperial Highway
A 72-year-old grocer struggles against gang members in his Los Angeles neighborhood.
- Season 2 Episode 11: King of the World
An insider's view of horse racing from New York's Belmont Park to the Great Barrington Fair in Massachusetts.
- Season 2 Episode 10: Chasing the Basketball Dream
A report on college baskeball players who get neither an education nor a pro offer.
- Season 2 Episode 8: Struggle in Birmingham
Birmingham, Ala., shows the changes in black political power by its history as a battlefield for civil rights.
- Season 2 Episode 7: Mind of a Murderer
Videotapes of convicted murderer Kenneth Bianchi, one of two men involved in Los Angeles' 'Hillside Strangler' killings.
- Season 2 Episode 6: Mind of a Murderer
Court-acquired videotapes reveal conversations between psychologists and Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two men accused of Los Angeles' 'Hillside Strangler' murders.
- Season 2 Episode 5: Campaign for Page One
Candidates for the 1984 elections attempt to prove to the campaign-saturated press that they are serious about their bids for office.
- Season 2 Episode 4: Give Me That Big Time Religion
An inside look at the business aspects of TV preaching examines the appeal of TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, called 'the king of honky-tonk heaven.'
- Season 2 Episode 3: The Old Man & the Gun
Michael Flannery becomes the center of controversy as the grand marshal of New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade, 50 years after taking part in an Irish-Republican Army attack on British forces.
- Season 2 Episode 2: We Are Driven
Japanese workers, often perceived as totally devoted to their companies, are seen in a different light as this report examines the unhappy side of labor in that nation.
- Season 2 Episode 1: Crisis at General Hospital
An investigation of hospitals that cater to the rich and insured, leaving poorer patients without medical attention.
Frontline: Season 1
- Season 1 Episode 24: Moneylenders
Author Anthony Sampson examines the international banking system, its current stability and the men whose policies control the world's economy.
- Season 1 Episode 23: Sanctuary
An examination of the plight of one family of illegal aliens focuses on the new 'underground railroad' of individuals and institutions devoted to providing food, shelter and hope.
- Season 1 Episode 22: El Salvador
A report on the human side of the civil war in El Salvador focuses on the 30,000 deaths in four years.
- Season 1 Episode 21: Who Decides Disability
The Federal budget cuts and conflicting Social Security regulations result in hardships and frustration for disabled recipients.
- Season 1 Episode 20: The Russians Are Here
A portrait of a community of Russian immigrants details the adjustments they have made since their recent arrival.
- Season 1 Episode 19: For the Good of All
The story of the making and unmaking of a national park in Ohio illustrates the difference between government intention and action.
- Season 1 Episode 18: Vietnam Memorial
Veterans and their families gather for five days in November 1982 to dedicate the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
- Season 1 Episode 17: In Our Water
In a six-year battle to protect his family and community from polluted drinking water, a New Jersey resident learns federal and state officials are of little help.
- Season 1 Episode 16: Israel: Between the River & the Sea
Controversial Arab reporter Rafik Halabi reports on the activities of the West Bank for Israeli television.
- Season 1 Episode 15: Looking for Mao
A journey from Beijing to Chungking in search of Chairman Mao Tse-tung's legacy reveals the gradual and progressive changes since his revolutionary rule.
- Season 1 Episode 14: Air Crash
An investigation of the financial and legal consequences of tragic air disasters focuses on the survivors of the New Orleans crash of Flight 759 in June 1982.
- Season 1 Episode 13: Crisis in Zimbabwe
Charles Cobb reports from the independent African nation (formally Rhodesia) now facing a crisis in leadership and a threat to its stability.
- Season 1 Episode 12: Abortion
A film of the abortion experience in one clinic provides a frame of reference to the continuing debates on the legalization of abortion.
- Season 1 Episode 11: Space: Race for the High Ground
The possibility of space becoming the next battleground is examined as a new aspect of the arms race.
- Season 1 Episode 10: Daisy: Portrait of a Face Lift
A story about growing old and the value society places on youth evolves from a woman's decision to have plastic surgery.
- Season 1 Episode 8: Children of Pride
A 42-year-old single black man who adopted 18 handicapped orphans and turned their lives around with love.
- Season 1 Episode 7: Gunfight-U.S.A.
The place of guns in our society has not been clarified by the polarized, cliche-ridden debates on gun control.
- Season 1 Episode 6: Pentagon, Inc.
Businesses of all sizes and society are affected by the expenditure decisions of the Pentagon.
- Season 1 Episode 5: God's Banker
Geneva, the Bahamas, the United States and even the Vatican are subjected to an intense investigation to rectify a $1 billion embezzlement and a London banker's suicide.
- Season 1 Episode 3: In the Shadow of the Capitol
Featured: former civil rights activists, now elected leaders, struggle with power problems in the predominately black city of Washington, D.C.
- Season 1 Episode 2: 88 Seconds in Greensboro
In 1979, Ku Klux Klan and Nazi party members open fire on demonstrators.
- Season 1 Episode 1: Unauthorized History of the NFL
Reporters investigate professional football, sports gambling and organized crime.
Frontline: Special (2013)
- Top Secret America -- 9/11 to the Boston Bombings
Journalist Dana Priest traces the battle against terrorism in the United States, from Sept. 11 to the April 15, 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon.