Since January 1983, Frontline has served as American public television's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," the series' stature over 26 years is reaffirmed through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.
Frontline Previous Broadcasts
American Terrorist (Episode #3307)
KQED 9: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 10:00 PM
Frontline investigates American-born terrorist David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai. In collaboration with ProPublica, the film reveals how secret electronic surveillance missed catching the Mumbai plotters, and how Headley planned another Charlie Hebdo-like assault against a Danish newspaper.
- KQED Life: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 12:30 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 6:30 AM
- KQED 9: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
Memory of the Camps (Episode #318H)
KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 -- 10:00 PM
A landmark historical film discovered by Frontline in a museum vault decades ago has been called "Hitchcock's lost Holocaust film." First broadcast by the series in 1985, the documentary shows the first horrifying footage shot as Allied troops entered the Nazi death camps. Drawing on initial editing done by famed director Alfred Hitchcock before the film was shelved 70 years ago, Frontline reconstituted the forgotten reels and script and showed them in public for the first time 30 years ago.
- KQED Life: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
Climate of Doubt (Episode #3021H)
KQED World: Sun, Apr 12, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal? Frontline correspondent John Hockenberry, of PRI's The Takeaway, goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefine the politics of global warming.
The Fight for Yemen (Episode #3219H)
KQED 9: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 -- 10:00 PM
With Yemen in chaos, a gripping report from the heart of the escalating conflict. The film exposes the violent feuds tearing the country apart, the rival anti-American and Al Qaeda aligned forces fighting for control and the dangerous consequences for the region.
- KQED Life: Sat, Apr 11, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED 9: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
Being Mortal (Episode #3306H)
KQED World: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 -- 7:00 AM
Frontline teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors - including Gawande himself - struggle to talk honestly and openly with their dying patients.
- KQED Life: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 -- 1:00 PM