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
TB Silent Killer (Episode #3117H)
KQED 9: Tue, Mar 25, 2014 -- 11:00 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 World: Sat, Mar 29, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 27, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 27, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
- KQED 9: Wed, Mar 26, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Life and Death In Assisted Living (Episode #3113)
KQED World: Thu, Mar 20, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, which have sprung up as an alternative to nursing homes. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a major investigation with ProPublica, Frontline examines the operations of the nation's largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 20, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Rape in the Fields (Episode #3111)
KQED 9: Tue, Mar 18, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting.
- KQED 9: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
Outlawed In Pakistan (Episode #3110)
KQED World: Thu, Mar 13, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
When Pakistani teenager Kainat Soomro accused four men of gang rape, the courageous young woman did not put her suffering behind her. For this unforgettable documentary, which premiered at Sundance, filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann spent five years tracing both Kainat's odyssey through Pakistan's broken justice system-and her alleged rapists' quest to clear their names. The result is a powerful and nuanced profile of courage in a society where rape victims and their families are often considered dishonorable and subjected to humiliation, poverty, and mortal danger.
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 13, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Money & March Madness / Ai Weiwei / Bradley Manning (Episode #2910H)
KQED World: Sat, Mar 8, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
Frontline continues its new monthly magazine program with the lead story "Money and March Madness," an inside look at the multi-billion dollar business of the NCAA and its brand of amateur college sports. In this investigation, correspondent Lowell Bergman gains access to Sonny Vaccaro, a former marketing executive at Nike, Adidas and Reebok, who helped bring about the rapid commercialization of college basketball. Vaccaro's success made coaches, administrators and companies rich. But the players remain at the mercy of the NCAA, which, despite a new $10.8 billion contract for its basketball tournament, has continued to insist that the athletes don't get paid. Now, Vaccaro has left the business world and he's spearheading a class-action lawsuit that aims to ensure that players get a piece of the action.
Also in this newsmagazine hour, an intimate portrait of a man who's sometimes called China's Andy Warhol - Ai Weiwei. He's a global art star who's now using his international renown, along with a video camera and a growing underground Twitter following, to push the boundaries of freedom in today's China.
Later in the hour, as the fall-out from WikiLeak's continues, an exclusive interview with Private Bradley Manning's father, who speaks out for the first time about his son's upbringing and troubled youth, Manning's time in the Army and why he still believes his son did not hand over the largest cache ever of classified documents to the whistle-blowing site.
Secrets of the Vatican (Episode #3116H)
KQED World: Sat, Mar 1, 2014 -- 4:00 PM
Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation, becoming the first Pope to step down voluntarily in 600 years. In his wake he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. But is Benedict's successor, Pope Francis, taming the forces that helped destroy Benedict's papacy? Is he succeeding in lifting the Church out of crisis?
Nearly a year in the making, this film goes inside the Vatican - one of the world's most revered and mysterious institutions - to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world. Through interviews with those at the very heart of what happened - cardinals, priests, convicted criminals, police, prosecutors and whistle-blowers - Frontline gives a first-hand account of the final days of Benedict's papacy and the current battle to set the Church on a new path under Francis.
- KQED Life: Mon, Mar 3, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED 9: Mon, Mar 3, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED Life: Sun, Mar 2, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Mar 2, 2014 -- 7:00 PM