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
A Perfect Terrorist (Episode #3004)
KQED World: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
It has been called the most spectacular terror attack since 9/11. On the night of November 26, 2008, 10 men armed with guns and grenades launched an assault on Mumbai with a military precision that left 166 dead. India quickly learned the attackers belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani militant group associated with Pakistan's secretive intelligence agency, the ISI. But what wasn't known then was that a Lashkar/ISI operative had been casing the city for two years, developing a blueprint for terror. His name was David Coleman Headley, and he'd been chosen for the job because he had the perfect cover: he was an American citizen. Frontline and ProPublica reporter Sebastian Rotella team up to investigate the mysterious circumstances behind Headley's rise from heroin dealer and US government informant to master plotter of the 2008 attack on Mumbai.
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
The Untouchables (Episode #3104H)
KQED 9: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
Are the CEOs of mega-banks too big to jail? Though fraudulent practices at banks contributed to America's financial meltdown, to date no Wall Street titan has been convicted of a crime connected to the crisis. Frontline investigates why Wall Street's leaders have escaped prosecution.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED 9: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
Inside Obama's Presidency (Episode #3103H)
KQED 9: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
As Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term, Frontline takes a probing look at the first four years of his presidency. With inside accounts from his battles with his Republican opponents over health care and the economy to his dramatic expansion of targeted killings of enemies, Frontline examines the president's key decisions and the experiences that will inform his second term.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED 9: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
The Education of Michelle Rhee (Episode #3102)
KQED 9: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, is one of the most admired and reviled school reformers in America. Frontline was granted unprecedented access to Rhee during her tumultuous 3-year tenure as she attempted to fix a broken school system. As Rhee returns to the national stage, Frontline examines her legacy in Washington DC, including her battles with the teachers' union and her handling of a cheating scandal in the District.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED 9: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
Climate of Doubt (Episode #3021H)
KQED World: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal? Frontline correspondent John Hockenberry, of PRI's The Takeaway, goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefine the politics of global warming.
- KQED World: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 1:00 PM