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
Policing The Police (Episode #3412H)
KQED 9: Tue, Jun 28, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Inside the Newark Police Department - one of many troubled forces in America ordered to reform. Writer and historian Jelani Cobb examines allegations of police abuses and the challenge of fixing a broken relationship with the community.
- KQED 9: Wed, Jun 29, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Being Mortal (Episode #3306)
KQED 9: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
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 World: Sun, Jun 26, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED 9: Wed, Jun 22, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA (Episode #3304)
KQED 9: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 -- 10:44 PM
Frontline investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America. With first-hand accounts of school killings in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Gunned Down examines why despite the national trauma over gun violence Washington hasn't acted.
- KQED World: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED 9: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 -- 4:44 AM
Solitary Nation (Episode #3209)
KQED World: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
An estimated 80,000 Americans are in solitary confinement - even people who haven't committed violent crimes - sometimes for years, or even decades. Using extraordinary access to the segregation unit at the maximum security Maine State Prison, Frontline examines America's use of solitary confinement - a practice US prisons and jails resort to more than most other countries. Some prison officials see it as necessary to keep order and safety, but critics say it is inhumane and counterproductive. This program is an extraordinarily rare and intimate view of life in solitary, through the stories of inmates living in isolation, the prison officers who keep them locked in, and a new warden who is re-thinking the practice and trying to reduce the number of inmates in solitary.
The Fantasy Sports Gamble (Episode #3405H)
KQED 9: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
See an investigation with the New York Times into fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad.