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
Dropout Nation (Episode #3020)
KQED World: Fri, Sep 26, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
What does it take to save a student? Every year, hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the United States quit high school without diplomas -- an epidemic so out of control that nobody knows the exact number. What is clear is that massive dropout rates cripple individual career prospects and cloud the country's future. At Houston's Sharpstown High, once a notorious "dropout factory," a high-stakes experiment is under way to rescue students from the edge. Frontline spent a semester immersed in Sharpstown to produce a portrait of four students in crisis and the teachers, counselors and principal waging a daily, personal struggle to get them to graduation. A troubling and inspiring journey through the maze of an inner-city high school, "Dropout Nation" investigates the causes, challenges and potential solutions of a national emergency.
- KQED World: Fri, Sep 26, 2014 -- 11:00 AM
TB Silent Killer (Episode #3117H)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 24, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Frontline tells the heart-wrenching stories behind the spread of a deadly infection threatening people around the world. Despite efforts to eradicate it, Tuberculosis remains one of the world's deadliest diseases, a contagious airborne illness infecting more than eight million people a year. But what has global health officials most alarmed are spreading strains of TB that are highly resistant to drug treatments. In this intimate film, Frontline travels to the epicenter of the TB crisis - the Southern African nation of Swaziland - where families are waging an often hopeless fight for survival.
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 25, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Ebola Outbreak (Episode #3217H)
KQED 9: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
From the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, Frontline follows health officials tracking the deadly disease and trying to stop its rampant spread. With special access to teams fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, the film shows how the outbreak is endangering health- care workers, overwhelming hospitals and getting worse.
Also this hour, Frontline investigates accounts that members of the Nigerian military have been committing atrocities in the fight against Boko Haram - the Islamist militants who kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April. Amid worldwide pressure to find the girls, Frontline uncovers shocking videos showing arrests, torture and summary executions of alleged Boko Haram suspects.
- KQED 9: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
Secret State of North Korea (Episode #3206)
KQED 9: Tue, Sep 2, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
Just two years in the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea's Kim Jong-Un is the world's youngest dictator, ruling one of the world's most isolated countries. Like his father and grandfather, he wants to maintain tight control over what North Koreans see of the world - and what the world sees of North Korea. But with unique access, Frontline goes inside the secret state to explore life under its new ruler, and investigate the enigmatic "Morning Star King" as he tries to hold onto power. Using new footage smuggled from inside and never-before-told stories from recent defectors living in South Korea, the film offers a rare glimpse of how some North Koreans are defying authority in a country where just being caught with illegal DVDs could mean immediate imprisonment.
- KQED World: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED 9: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 4:00 AM