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
The Retirement Gamble (Episode #3108)
KQED 9: Tue, Aug 19, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble.
Frontline raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect our savings. The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer's best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.
- KQED World: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED Life: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED 9: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
Secret State of North Korea (Episode #3206)
KQED World: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
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, Aug 14, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Generation Like (Episode #3207)
KQED World: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
Thanks to social media, today's teens are able to directly interact with their culture - artists, celebrities, movies, brands and even one another - in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers still hold the upper hand?
In this film, author and Frontline correspondent Douglas Rushkoff explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media - and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Do kids think they're being used? Do they care? Or does the perceived chance to be the next big star make it all worth it? The film is an examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.
- KQED World: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 -- 1:00 PM