Frontline (US)

Frontline (US)

Since January 1983, Frontline has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 20 seasons is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

Since its inception, Frontline has never shied away from tough, controversial issues or complex stories. Frontline remains committed to providing a primetime venue for engaging documentaries that fully explore and illuminate the critical issues of our times.

Frontline remains the only regularly scheduled long-form public-affairs documentary series on American television, producing more hours of documentary programming than all the commercial networks combined.

Episode Info

Next: 34x09 -- Business of Disaster (May/24/2016)

Disasters are big business. Follow an investigation with NPR into who profits when disaster strikes. The film focuses on Superstorm Sandy: the thousands still not home, the agencies that were supposed to help and the companies that made millions.

Prev: 34x08 -- The Secret History of ISIS (May/17/2016)

Get the inside story of the creation of ISIS and learn how the U.S. missed the many warning signs. The film uncovers the terror group's earliest plans, the Islamic radicals who became its leaders and the American failures to stop ISIS' brutal rise.

Will LymanWill Lyman
As Himself (Host & Narrator - 1983 - present)
Arun RathArun Rath
As Himself (Reporter - 2009 - present)
Charles LinshawCharles Linshaw
voiced Voice over (2004 - present)
Jessica SavitchJessica Savitch
As Herself (Host - 1983)
Judy WoodruffJudy Woodruff
As Herself (Anchor - 1984 - 1989)
Lowell BergmanLowell Bergman
As Himself (Correspondent - 2004 - present)
Martin Smith (4)Martin Smith (4)
As Himself (Correspondent - 2006 - present)
Peter BerkrotPeter Berkrot
voiced Narrator - 2005 - present
Peter HayduPeter Haydu
As Himself (1993 - present)
Will LebowWill Lebow
As Himself (Voice over - 1998 - 2009)

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27x16: A Death in Tehran recap: Will Lyman starts the broadcast by showing the street where Neda Agha Soltan was shot in Tehran. He says the cameraman risks certain arrest by filming this. Will tells us that several protesters write Neda’s name as remembrance, but the government keeps on erasing it... read more.

27x13: The Warning recap: Will Lyman recounts in 2005 how Washington’s hands off attitude over Wall Street was paying was allegedly working We see Alan Greenspan getting a special civilian from Bush. Lyman recounts his name as “The Wizard”. We hear many analysts comment on him. Lyman talks about Greenspan’s career which goes all the way back to the Gerald Ford administration. We hear how Greenspan was a fun of Ayn Rand who stood opposed to any government control and control in general. Analysts talk about the Libertarianism that Ayn stood for.Lyman tells us that the philosophy of less government control was made for Ronald Reagan and then later on Bill Clinton. We hear about appointment of Bob Rubin, a well known financier in financial markets. Rubin surrounded himself with other big names like Larry Summers a well known economist, and Alan Greenspan. Lyman calls the 90s the Go-Go boom period because it was one of the last big booms in the financial markets... read more.

27x7: Black Money recap: Narrator Will Lyman discusses how on May 13, 2008 in Texas a British flight was arriving with CEO of BAE systems. The CEO, Mike Turner, was brought in for questions by the Justice Department on allegations involving bribery. Will tells us that the case against BAE started nearly twenty years ago. The case involves international bribery and corruption among the US, UK, Saudi Arabia and other nations... read more.

27x6: Sick Around America recap: Sick Around America is an investigation into the health care system in America. The program presents a series of stories of ordinary Americans who all have had health problems which wouldn’t take care of by health system... read more.

27x1: The Old Man and the Storm recap: This Frontline report tells the story of Herbert Gettridge who is living in the 9th ward district of New Orleans. It also investigates the policies and decision that were done during and after the Katrina disaster... read more.

Creator: David Fanning (1)
Executive Producer: David Fanning (1)
Sound Mixer: Rob Whitehurst

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Classification: Documentary
Genre: Current Events | Discovery/Science | History | Lifestyle
Status: Returning Series
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 17, 1983
Episode Order: 17
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