Frontline - Season 33

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Episode Guide

  • Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty
    7/21/15
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    Filmmakers Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos set out to interview Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, the head of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel. Along the way, they talk with journalist Anabel Hernandez ("Narcoland"), a former Mexican general involved in Guzmán's 1993 arrest (he later escaped from prison) and Guzmán's mother.(Guzmán was arrested again in early 2014.)moreless
  • Escaping ISIS
    Episode 15
    7/14/15
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    Women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS share their stories in this report, which explores the lives of women who were held as sex slaves; the people who saved them; and women who endured and also enforced the harsh rules imposed by ISIS.
  • Growing Up Trans
    Episode 14
    6/30/15
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    A report on transgender children and their parents. Included: medical interventions that are increasingly offered at younger ages.
  • 6/23/15
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    An investigation of the sexual abuse of undocumented women who work in the janitorial industry.
  • Obama at War
    Episode 12
    5/26/15
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    An examination of the Obama administration's handling of ISIS and the civil war in Syria. Included: remarks from military and diplomatic leaders.
  • 5/19/15
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  • The Fight for Yemen
    Episode 10
    4/7/15
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  • Outbreak
    Episode 9
    5/5/15
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    A report on the Ebola epidemic and the missteps in attempting to contain it. Included: insights from health responders; and accounts from victims.
  • American Terrorist
    Episode 8
    4/21/15
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    The story of American-born terrorist David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the 2008 Mumbai attacks; and also planned an assault against a Danish newspaper that had published cartoons of Prophet Muhammed.
  • The Trouble With Chicken
    4/7/15
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    A report on dangerous pathogens in meat, particularly poultry, and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Included: an outbreak of salmonella at one of the nation's largest poultry processors.
  • Being Mortal
    Episode 6
    2/10/15
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    The way that doctors care for the terminally ill is examined by writer-doctor Atul Gawande. Included: the struggle many doctors face in talking honestly with dying patients.
  • Putin's Way
    Episode 5
    1/13/15
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    An investigation of Vladimir Putin. Included: the claims of criminality and corruption that have accented his reign as Russia's ruler.
  • Gunned Down
    Episode 4
    1/6/15
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    How the NRA became a powerful lobbying force. Included: remarks from individuals on both sides of the gun-control debate, including former NRA spokesman John Aquilino; Vice President Joe Biden; and former NRA executive vice president Warren Cassidy.
  • 11/18/14
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    A report on the relationship between Firestone and former Liberian warlord and president Charles Taylor, based on accounts from Americans who ran the company's Liberian rubber plantation as well as diplomatic cables and court documents.
  • The Rise of ISIS
    Episode 2
    10/28/14
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  • 10/14/14
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  • Death by Fire 2
    Death by Fire 2
    Episode 1
    10/7/14
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    An update to a 2010 report on the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in 2004 Texas for the arson deaths of his three children. Questions about a prosecution witness and science that indicates the fire may not have been an arson cast doubt on his guilt.