Frontline - Season 32

Tuesday 9:00 PM on PBS Premiered Jan 17, 1983 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Bigger Than Vegas
    Bigger Than Vegas
    Episode 22
    How Macau, which—like Hong Kong—is a special administrative zone of China, became the gambling capital of the world; and how major American casinos operate there.
  • Ebola Outbreak
    Episode 21
    The efforts of health officials to stop the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone are detailed. Also: whether the Nigerian military has committed atrocities in the fight against Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that abducted almost 300 schoolgirls in April 2014.
  • Losing Iraq
    Episode 20
    A look at the situation in Iraq; and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. The report chronicles the U.S. role from the 2003 invasion to the present; and features remarks from policymakers and military leaders.
  • 7/15/14
    A look at the effort by some in East Baton Rouge Parish, La., to form a new city and school system in order to provide their children with schools better than those provided by the East Baton Rouge Parish School District. If they succeed, the new school district will be mostly affluent and white; and the students in the East Baton Rouge Parish School District will be mostly blacks from low-income families. Also: a former at-risk student who now attends an elite prep school shares her story.moreless
  • 5/27/14
    Inside the Ukrainian unrest and Syrian civil war. Included: right-wing Ukrainian nationalists and pro-Russian separatists vie for control of Ukraine; Syrian rebels who claim they're being armed and trained by the U.S.
  • 5/20/14
    Conclusion. The role that technology companies played in the National Security Agency's surveillance program is detailed.
  • 5/13/14
    Part 1 of 2. The history of the massive National Security Agency surveillance program that started after September 11th, featuring remarks from intelligence insiders, cabinet officials and government whistle-blowers. Included: how the U.S. government came to monitor the communications of millions of Americans and to collect billions of records on ordinary people around the world.moreless
  • Prison State
    Prison State
    Episode 15
    A look at mass incarceration in the U.S. through the prism of a housing project in Louisville, Ky., where many residents have done time. One has been in and out of prison for 40 years; a 15 year old faces juvenile detention due to persistent truancy; and another, a Vietnam veteran, suffers from addiction issues and PTSD. Included: the efforts of Mark Bolton, the city's director of corrections, as he tries to move inmates back into the community.moreless
  • Solitary Nation
    Solitary Nation
    Episode 14
    The use of solitary confinement in American prisons is examined via the stories of inmates living in isolation, the prison officers who keep them locked in; and a warden who is re-thinking the practice.
  • Secret State of North Korea