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Season 2016 2016

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  • 2016-01-06T02:00:00Z on PBS
  • 60 mins
  • 18 hours, 29 mins (15 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News, Talk Show, Drama
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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.

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15 episodes

2016x01 Netanyahu at War

  • Season Premiere

    2016-01-06T02:00:00Z — 114 mins

An examination of the clash between Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama. Included: Netanyahu's rise to power; and his disagreement with the president over how to handle Iran and its nuclear program.

2016x02 Supplements and Safety

  • 2016-01-20T02:00:00Z — 54 mins

An investigation into the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry with limited FDA oversight. FRONTLINE, The New York Times and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation examine the marketing and regulating of supplements, and cases of contamination and serious health problems.

2016x03 The Fantasy Sports Gamble

  • 2016-02-10T02:00:00Z — 54 mins

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

2016x04 Chasing Heroin

  • 2016-02-24T02:00:00Z — 114 mins

A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light -- telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime.

2016x05 Saudi Arabia Uncovered

  • 2016-03-30T01:00:00Z — 54 mins

Efforts to bring about change in Saudi Arabia are examined.

2016x06 Children of Syria

  • 2016-04-20T01:00:00Z — 53 mins

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

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

2016x08 The Secret History of ISIS

  • 2016-05-18T01:00:00Z — 54 mins

From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team comes the inside story of the creation of ISIS, and how the United States missed the many warning signs. The film uncovers the terror group’s earliest plans, the Islamic radicals who became its leaders, and the American failures to stop ISIS’s brutal rise.

2016x09 Business of Disaster

  • 2016-05-25T01:00:00Z — 54 mins

When disaster strikes, who profits? FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the Business of Disaster, focusing on the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy: the thousands still not home, the agencies that were supposed to help and the companies that made millions.

2016x10 Policing the Police

  • 2016-06-29T01:00:00Z — 54 mins

Jelani Cobb examines the allegations of police abuses against the Newark Police Deparment.

An examination of alleged predatory behavior and fraud in the for-profit college industry as well as the collapse of Corinthian Colleges. Then, the impact that a program to stem the high school drop-out crisis had on one young woman.

2016x12 The Choice 2016

  • 2016-09-28T01:00:00Z — 114 mins

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most polarizing presidential candidates in modern history. On Tues., Sept. 27, FRONTLINE’s acclaimed election-year series, “The Choice,” returns — going behind the headlines to investigate what has shaped these two candidates, where they came from, how they lead and why they want one of the most difficult jobs imaginable. From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk, “The Choice 2016” will investigate formative moments in Clinton and Trump’s lives through interviews with those who know them best, providing in-depth, trustworthy reporting and powerful new insights at a moment when voters are being bombarded with conflicting partisan stories about each candidate.

2016x13 Confronting ISIS

  • 2016-10-12T01:00:00Z — 114 mins

FRONTLINE investigates the U.S.-led efforts to degrade and destroy ISIS. Reporting from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Turkey, this two-hour film examines the successes, failures, and challenges of the fight, as ISIS loses ground in the region but strikes out abroad.

2016x14 Terror in Europe

  • 2016-10-19T01:00:00Z — 54 mins

FRONTLINE and ProPublica go inside Europe’s fight against Islamic terrorism. As Europe reels from a terror onslaught, top security officials describe their struggle to contain the unprecedented threat revealed by attacks in France and Belgium.

2016x15 Exodus

  • 2016-12-28T02:00:00Z — 114 mins

Refugees and migrants fleeing war and persecution document their journeys on camera phones as they leave their homes and seek safety and refuge in Europe.

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