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.
The Retirement Gamble (#3108) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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. Building off reporting from the special "Money, Power and Wall Street," 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.
Rape in the Fields (#3111) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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 FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting.
- KQED 9: Tue, Jun 25, 2013 -- 10:00pm email reminder
- KQED 9: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 4:00am email reminder
- KQED Life: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 9:00pm email reminder
- KQED Life: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 3:00am email reminder
- KQED World: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 7:00am email reminder
- KQED World: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 1:00pm email reminder
The Undertaking (#2603) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Frontline enters the world of Thomas Lynch, a poet and undertaker whose family for three generations has cared for both the living and the dead in a small Michigan town. Through the intimate stories of families coming to terms with grief, mortality, and a funeral's rituals, the film illuminates the heartbreak and beauty in the journey taken between the living and the dead when someone dies.
Top Secret America - 9/11 to the Boston Bombings (#2918H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
In the years after September 11, Frontline produced more than 45 hours of award-winning films documenting the 9/11 attacks and America's response to them. Now, on the tenth anniversary of September 11, the Frontline team that produced "Bush's War," "The Torture Question" and "Cheney's Law" teams up with Pultizer Prize-winning journalist Dana Priest to investigate the dramatic changes that have reshaped America in the last decade. Over one hour, the film examines the history of the dark side of America's "war on terror." From the creation of black site prisons abroad and super-secret facilities here in America, to targeted killings and covert wars waged by special forces, to a multibillion-dollar terrorism industrial complex, Frontline and Dana Priest ask how a decade of fighting terrorism has reshaped the country and whether it has made us any safer.
Wikisecrets (#2915H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V
It's the biggest intelligence breach in US history - the leaking of more than half a million classified documents on the Wikileaks website in the Spring of 2010. Behind it all, stand two very different men: Julian Assange, the Internet activist and hacker who published the documents, and an Army intelligence analyst named Bradley E. Manning, who's currently charged with handing them over. Private Manning allegedly leaked the secret cables - along with a controversial video - in the hope of inciting "worldwide discussion, debates and reforms." Assange's stated mission has been to force the US and other governments into maximum transparency through his whistle-blowing website. Through in-depth interviews with Manning's father, Assange and others close to the case, veteran Frontline correspondent Martin Smith tells the full story behind the leaks. He also reports on the US government's struggle to protect national security information in a post 9/11 world.
Two American Families (#3112H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVRE
Since 1992, Bill Moyers and Frontline have been following the story of two ordinary, hard-working families in Milwaukee - one black, one white - as they spent two decades in an extraordinary battle to keep from sliding into poverty. This episode chronicles the struggles of the Neumanns and the Stanleys as they try to hold onto their homes, their jobs, their health insurance, and a future for their children. A remarkable portrait of perseverance, the film raises unsettling questions about the changing nature of the US economy and the fate of a declining middle class.
Show Topic Still TBA Duration: 56:46 STEREO
The episode for these dates will be selected close to broadcast time. Please check the Frontline series info page in our Programs A-Z Directory periodically for updates.
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 7:00am email reminder
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 1:00pm email reminder
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 7:00am email reminder
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 1:00pm email reminder
- KQED World: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 5:00am email reminder
- KQED World: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 7:00am email reminder
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 1:00pm email reminder
The Real CSI (#3010H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14
From the courtroom to the living room (thanks to the hit television series CSI), forensic science is king. Expertise on fingerprints, ballistics and bite mark analysis is routinely called on to solve the most difficult criminal cases - and to put the guilty behind bars. But how reliable is the science behind forensics? A FRONTLINE investigation finds serious flaws in some of the best-known tools of forensic science and wide inconsistencies in how forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom. From the sensational murder trial of Casey Anthony and the FBI's botched investigation of the Madrid terrorist bombing to capital cases in rural Mississippi, FRONTLINE documents how a field with few uniform standards and unproven science can undermine the search for justice. As part of the investigative series Post Mortem, Correspondent Lowell Bergman reports in a joint investigation with ProPublica and the Investigative Reporting Program at UCBerkeley.
The Pot Republic (#2917H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE
Frontline's primetime monthly newsmagazine returns with three new stories, leading with a timely report from the frontlines of marijuana legalization in California. The bulk of the marijuana consumed in the United States used to come across the border from Mexico, Canada and elsewhere. Now, more than half of it is believed to be home grown in California, where an enormous black market has emerged under the cover of the state's medical marijuana law. With more than a third of all states now experimenting with some form of legalization and decriminalization - and several California counties attempting to openly regulate pot production - Frontline and The Center for Investigative Reporting team up to investigate the country's oldest, largest, and most wide-open marijuana market. Is the federal government now moving to shut it down?
Also this hour: New Yorker writer and surgeon Atul Gawande reports on a doctor in Camden, New Jersey, who actually seeks out the community's sickest - and most expensive - patients. Dr. Jeffrey Brenner and his team are pioneering a practice called "hotspotting," in which medical care is focused on the hardest-to-treat to improve their health and dramatically reduce costs.
- KQED World: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 -- 5:00pm email reminder
Life and Death In Assisted Living (#3113H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE
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.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
"The Bay Bridged" Music for June
Listen the The Bay Bridged mix of bands performing live in the Bay Area this month, including The Mantles, Cold Cave, The Spyrals, Blitzen Trapper, Monster Rally, and more. Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!
Obamacare Explained: A Guide for Californians
Starting Jan 1, 2014, most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine. KQED has created a simple guide to explain how the health law affects you, your family or your small business, here in California.