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Frontline is a public affairs television show that was created in 1983 by David Fanning. They specialize in documentaries about a variety of different subjects. The show has won 44 Emmys and 24 DuPont-Columbia University Awards. It has also won 13 Peabody Awards, and 11 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism awards, many more awards to mention.

The documentaries do not have a focus in one particular area. The documentaries go from child abuse, to Christianity, from Hollywood to Washington. It can vary. Frontline has produced more than 530 documentaries.

The Frontline show is one of the most well known and respected series in public broadcasting. The show gives attention to topics that receive little coverage elsewhere on TV. Frontline also has a big internet presence.

The show has been around for 30 years and counting, and has just recently switched to a year round schedule, this has caused them to produce more material. Frontline has put out many popular documentaries. More recently the one about killing Osama Bin Laden drew some attention. It was put together within days of the even happening, and was a thorough as anything available, that took months to produce.

Most of the documentaries are 60 minutes long. On other occasions they can be up to 0 minutes, depending on the topic and importance. Since around 1995 Frontline has been publishing extended interviews, detailed chronologies, side stories, related links and more online.

Frontline provides many facts in their documentaries, and stirred controversy among different groups on occasions.

37 Seasons, 686 Episodes
January 17, 1983
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Will Lyman
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Frontline Full Episode Guide

  • Part 1 of 2. An examination of the dangerous rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war. Included: the roles religion and power politics play in the perpetual conflict.

  • Investigate killings linked to the MS-13 gang and the crackdown that swept up immigrant teens.

  • Hear intimate stories of refugees and migrants caught in Europe's tightened borders.

  • Revenge may have motivated Russian President Vladimir Putin to target American democracy; the U.S. confronts Putin about Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

  • The inside story of Russian President Vladimir Putin's conflict with the U.S., including his grievances and efforts to exact revenge.

  • Filmed over nine months, combat footage focuses on an Iraqi special forces unit fighting against the Islamic State group in Mosul, Iraq.

  • How Scott Pruitt went from fighting EPA to running the agency and rolling back years of policy.

  • Who killed Kim Jong-un's half-brother and what it reveals about the leader and his regime.

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FRONTLINE | "League of Denial" | PBS Clip (01:31) FRONTLINE | Preview "Rape in the Fields" | PBS Clip (00:32) FRONTLINE | Preview "Top Secret America -- From 9/11 to the Boston Bombings" | PBS Clip (00:32) FRONTLINE | The Bombing of al-Bara | PBS Clip (36:25) FRONTLINE | Preview "Kind Hearted Woman" | PBS Clip (01:01) FRONTLINE | Preview "Cliffhanger" | PBS | Clip (00:32) FRONTLINE | Preview "The Untouchables" | PBS Clip (00:32) FRONTLINE | Preview "The Suicide Plan" | PBS Clip (00:33)