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Frontline

Season 2015 2015

  • 2015-01-07T02:00:00Z on PBS
  • 60 mins
  • 20 hours, 7 mins (20 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News

Since it began in 1983, Frontline has been airing public-affairs documentaries that explore a wide scope of the complex human experience. Frontline's goal is to extend the impact of the documentary beyond its initial broadcast by serving as a catalyst for change.

20 episodes

2015x01 Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA

  • Season Premiere

    2015-01-07T02:00:00Z — 54 mins

How the NRA became a powerful lobbying force. Included: remarks from individuals on both sides of the gun-control debate, including former NRA spokesman John Aquilino; Vice President Joe Biden; and former NRA executive vice president Warren Cassidy.

2015x02 Putin's Way

  • 2015-01-14T02:00:00Z — 54 mins

An investigation of Vladimir Putin. Included: the claims of criminality and corruption that have accented his reign as Russia's ruler.

2015x03 Being Mortal

  • 2015-02-11T02:00:00Z — 54 mins

The way that doctors care for the terminally ill is examined by writer-doctor Atul Gawande. Included: the struggle many doctors face in talking honestly with dying patients.

2015x04 The Fight for Yemen

  • 2015-04-08T01:00:00Z — 54 mins

A report on the escalating conflict in Yemen. Included: the violent feuds that are tearing the country apart; the rival anti-American and Al Qaeda-aligned forces fighting for control; and the consequences for the region.

2015x05 American Terrorist

  • 2015-04-22T01:00:00Z — 83 mins

FRONTLINE investigates American-born terrorist David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai. In collaboration with ProPublica, the film -- an updated and expanded version of A Perfect Terrorist -- reveals how secret electronic surveillance missed catching the Mumbai plotters, and how Headley planned another Charlie Hebdo-like assault against a Danish newspaper.

2015x06 Outbreak

  • 2015-05-06T01:00:00Z — 53 mins

FRONTLINE filmmaker Dan Edge spent months on the ground in West Africa, tracing the outbreak's path through Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and uncovering the hidden story of what happened before the world started paying attention. With exclusive access to key global decision-makers and health responders, and gripping firsthand accounts of victims from the jungles of Guinea to the slums of Monrovia, Outbreak exposes tragic missteps in the response to the epidemic

2015x07 The Trouble with Chicken

  • 2015-05-13T01:00:00Z — 53 mins

FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat -- particularly poultry -- and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Focusing on an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg at one of the nation's largest poultry processors, the documentary reveals how contaminants are evading regulators and causing more severe illnesses at a time when Americans are consuming more chicken than ever.

From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk comes the dramatic story of the fight over the CIA's controversial interrogation methods, widely criticized as torture. Based on recently declassified documents and interviews with key political leaders and CIA insiders, the film investigates what the CIA did -- and whether it worked.

2015x09 Obama at War

  • 2015-05-27T01:00:00Z — 54 mins

Inside the Obama administration’s struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria.

2015x10 Rape on the Night Shift

  • 2015-06-24T01:00:00Z — 54 mins

Following up on the award-winning collaboration that produced Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño in 2013, FRONTLINE (PBS), Univision, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), the Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) at UC Berkeley, and KQED are teaming up to uncover the sexual abuse of immigrant women who clean the malls where you shop, the banks where you do business, and the offices where you work.

2015x11 Growing up Trans

  • 2015-07-01T01:00:00Z — 83 mins

Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too -- with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. In "Growing Up Trans," a 90-minute special airing June 30 on PBS, FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.

2015x12 Escaping ISIS

  • 2015-07-15T01:00:00Z — 54 mins

Hear gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS. This hard-hitting film explores the lives of women who were held as sex slaves, the people who saved them and women who endured-and also enforced-ISIS' harsh rules.

Two filmmakers set out to interview El Chapo Guzmán, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels — who is now on the lam once again.

2015x14 My Brother's Bomber (1)

  • 2015-09-30T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

Producer Ken Dornstein's quest to find those responsible for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 270 people, including his brother.

2015x15 My Brother's Bomber (2)

  • 2015-10-07T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

In producer Ken Dornstein's quest to find those responsible for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, evidence leads to Zurich and Libya.

2015x16 My Brother's Bomber (3)

  • 2015-10-14T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

Producer Ken Dornstein attempts to make contact with a suspected bombmaker as he searches for those responsible for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

2015x17 Immigration Battle

  • 2015-10-21T01:00:00Z — 114 mins

Battles and secret negotiations over immigration reform on Capitol Hill, including President Barack Obama's policy changes that could affect the fate of millions.

2015x18 Inside Assad's Syria

  • 2015-10-28T01:00:00Z — 53 mins

Martin Smith reports from government-controlled areas in Syria, and provides firsthand accounts from Syrians caught in the conflict.

2015x19 Terror in Little Saigon

  • 2015-11-04T02:00:00Z — 53 mins

An investigation into murders and attacks against Vietnamese-American journalists uncovers a trail from American cities to the jungles of Southeast Asia.

2015x20 ISIS in Afghanistan

  • 2015-11-18T02:00:00Z — 35 mins

The rise of ISIS in Afghanistan, including the training of new jihadists; Pakistan's police fight against the Taliban.

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