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Season 2018 2018

  • 2018-01-24T02:00:00+00:00 on PBS
  • 60 mins
  • 23 hours, 54 mins (21 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.

21 episodes

2018x01 Exodus: The Journey Continues

  • Season Premiere

    2018-01-24T02:00:00+00:00 — 113 mins

The intimate stories of refugees and migrants, caught in Europe's tightened borders. Amid the ongoing migration crisis, the film -- a sequel to FRONTLINE's award-winning 2016 documentary, "Exodus" -- follows personal journeys over two years, as countries become less welcoming to those seeking refuge.

2018x02 The Gang Crackdown

  • 2018-02-14T02:00:00+00:00 — 53 mins

Killings linked to the MS-13 gang and the crackdown that led to the unlawful detainment of some immigrant teens.

The rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia plunges the Middle East into sectarian war.

The rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia plunges the Middle East into sectarian war. Part Two.

2018x05 Weinstein

  • 2018-03-03T02:00:00+00:00 — 53 mins

How Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades. With allegations dating to Weinstein's early years, the report investigates how he and those around him tried to silence his accusers.

2018x06 Trump's Takeover

  • 2018-04-11T02:00:00+01:00 — 53 mins

Inside President Trump's high-stakes battle for control of the Republican Party. Included: How Trump attacked fellow Republicans and used inflammatory rhetoric that rallied his base and further divided the country in his first year as president.

2018x07 McCain

  • 2018-04-18T02:00:00+01:00 — 53 mins

Inside John McCain’s complicated relationship with President Trump and his own party.

2018x08 Trafficked in America

  • 2018-04-25T02:00:00+01:00 — 53 mins

A labor trafficking investigation reveals a criminal network forcing Guatemalan teens to work against their will in Ohio.

2018x09 Blackout in Puerto Rico

  • 2018-05-02T02:00:00+01:00 — 53 mins

An in-depth look why Puerto Rico was left struggling to survive after Hurricane Maria.

2018x10 Myanmar's Killing Fields

  • 2018-05-09T02:00:00+01:00 — 53 mins

Secret footage going back years shows the effort to kill and expel Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar. With accounts from victims and a whistleblower within the military, the film examines evidence that security forces committed crimes against humanity.

2018x11 UN Sex Abuse Scandal

  • 2018-07-25T02:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Investigate sex abuse by United Nations peacekeepers in the world's conflict zones. The film traces allegations from Bosnia to Congo to the Central African Republic, with firsthand accounts from survivors, witnesses and officials

2018x12 Separated: Children at the Border

  • 2018-08-01T02:00:00+01:00 — 53 mins

The inside story of what happened to immigrant children separated from their parents at the border. The film explores the impact of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, and how both Trump and Obama dealt with minors at the border.

2018x13 Documenting Hate: Charlottesville

  • 2018-08-08T02:00:00+01:00 — 53 mins

Exposing the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis involved in the 2017 Charlottesville rally. An investigation with ProPublica shows how some of those behind the racist violence went unpunished and continued to operate around the country.

2018x14 Our Man in Tehran (1)

  • 2018-08-14T02:00:00+01:00 — 113 mins

A revealing series on life inside Iran, with New York Times correspondent Thomas Erdbrink. In this two-night documentary special, Erdbrink shares a rare journey into a private Iran often at odds with its conservative clerics and leaders. The series offers surprising encounters inside the closed society of Iran, as Erdbrink gets Iranians to reveal the intricacies of their private worlds and the challenges of living under theocratic leaders.

2018x15 Our Man in Tehran (2)

  • 2018-08-15T02:00:00+01:00 — 113 mins

Thomas Erdbrink is one of the last Western journalists living in Iran. In this two-part series, he goes beyond the headlines and gets Iranians to reveal the intricacies of their private worlds as their country goes through a rollercoaster of changes — with a modernizing society pitted against ideologically conservative clerics.

2018x16 Left Behind America

  • 2018-09-12T02:00:00+01:00 — 53 mins

Dayton, Ohio was once a hub for innovation and industry, before businesses shut down or moved away. Then came the Great Recession. In its aftermath, part-time, low-wage work rather than full-time work with benefits has often become the new normal in cities like Dayton. FRONTLINE and ProPublica go inside one American city’s struggle to recover.

2018x17 Trump's Showdown

  • 2018-10-03T02:00:00+01:00 — 113 mins

FRONTLINE goes inside President Trump’s fight against the investigation of his campaign and whether he obstructed justice. With the threat of impeachment growing, this two-hour documentary from filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team traces Trump’s unprecedented war against the special counsel, the FBI, and even his own attorney general.

2018x18 The Pension Gamble

  • 2018-10-24T02:00:00+01:00 — 53 mins

FRONTLINE investigates the role of state governments and Wall Street in driving America’s public pensions into a $4-trillion hole. Marcela Gaviria, Martin Smith, and Nick Verbitsky go inside the volatile fight over pensions playing out in Kentucky, and examine the broader consequences for teachers, police, firefighters and other public employees everywhere.

2018x19 The Facebook Dilemma (1)

  • 2018-10-30T01:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Part 1 of 2. An examination of Facebook's impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world. Included: How the company faced claims of misuse while becoming an unprecedented global power.

2018x20 The Facebook Dilemma (2)

  • 2018-10-31T01:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Conclusion. Facebook's response to charges that it promotes "fake news" and disrupts American politics. Included: the company's role sowing division worldwide; and the challenges that face the social media platform.

2018x21 Documenting Hate: New American Nazis

  • 2018-11-21T02:00:00+00:00 — 53 mins

A neo-Nazi group has actively recruited inside the U.S. military. An investigation with ProPublica shows the group's terrorist objectives and how it gained strength after the 2017 Charlottesville rally.