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
Business of Disaster (Episode #3411H)
KQED 9: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 -- 10:30 PM
Disasters are big business. An investigation with NPR into who profits when disaster strikes. The film focuses on Superstorm Sandy: the thousands still not home, the agencies that were supposed to help, and the companies that made millions.
- KQED 9: Wed, Sep 21, 2016 -- 4:30 AM
A Subprime Education (Episode #3413)
KQED 9: Tue, Sep 13, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
Examine reports of predatory behavior and fraud in the troubled for-profit college industry and the implosion of Corinthian Colleges; also "Omarina's Story," how a program to stem the high school drop-out crisis has affected one girl's journey.
- KQED World: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED 9: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
The Man Who Knew (Episode #2103%)
KQED 9: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
As the 9/11 Commission examines the role the FBI played in the tragic events of September 11, Frontline rebroadcasts the extraordinary saga of FBI special agent John O'Neill. As the bureau's top counterterrorism agent, O'Neill - who investigated the bombings of the US embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole - joined then national security counterterrorism co-coordinator Richard Clarke in believing that the United States should kill Osama bin Laden before Al Qaeda launched a devastating attack on America. Richard Clarke, in his first major interview, talks about O'Neill's battles with the FBI top brass who found O'Neill's James Bond style an anathema. Forced out of the job he loved, O'Neill took a new position in the private sector - as head of security at the World Trade Center, where he was killed on September 11. The story of O'Neill's life and death provides a rare glimpse inside the FBI and helps answer the question: What did the government know?
- KQED 9: Wed, Sep 7, 2016 -- 3:00 AM