Frontline Previous Broadcasts

Losing Iraq (Episode #3215)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Frontline examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the US is being pulled back into the conflict. Drawing on interviews with policymakers and military leaders, the film traces the US role from the 2003 invasion to the current violence, showing how Iraq itself is coming undone, how we got here, what went wrong, and what happens next.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Trouble with Antibiotics (Episode #3301H)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 14, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Frontline investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people.
Also this hour: An exclusive interview with the family of a young man who died in a nightmare bacteria outbreak that swept through a hospital at the National Institutes of Health.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Death By Fire 2 (Episode #2901H)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 7, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Did Texas execute an innocent man? Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it's the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham - convicted for the arson deaths of his 3 young children - that's now at the center of the national debate. With unique access to those closest to the case, Frontline examines the Willingham conviction in light of new science that raises doubts about whether the fire at the center of the case was really arson at all. The film meticulously examines the evidence used to convict Willingham, provides an in-depth portrait of those most impacted by the case and explores the explosive implications of the execution of an innocent man.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis (Episode #3202)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

With the NFL back in the news, Frontline investigates how the league denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to long-term brain injuries. Drawn from a book by ESPN journalists Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, the film tells the hidden story of the NFL's concussion crisis.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
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