‘Frontline’ examines more controversial newsmakers this fall

“Frontline” investigates the controversial stories shaping our times, from criminal justice to politics to global issues. Examine the scope and complexity of the human, social and political experience on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Sept. 18

Weinstein” (9:30 p.m.) – How the Hollywood mogul allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades. With allegations going back to Weinstein’s early years, the film investigates the elaborate ways he and those around him tried to silence his accusers.

Oct. 2

Trump’s Showdown” (8 p.m.) – Go inside President Trump’s fight against the investigation of his campaign and whether he obstructed justice. With the threat of impeachment growing, Trump wages unprecedented war against the Special Counsel, FBI and even his own Attorney General.

Oct. 23

The Pension Gamble” – How state governments and Wall Street led America’s public pensions into a $4-trillion hole. Correspondent Martin Smith investigates the consequences for teachers, police, firefighters, and other public servants and who will be held accountable?

Oct. 29

“The Facebook Dilemma (Part 1)” – Early warnings about Facebook’s impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world. Dozens of original interviews and rare footage show how the company faced claims of misuse while becoming an unprecedented global power.

Oct. 30

“The Facebook Dilemma (Part 2)” – Facebook’s response to charges of promoting “fake news” and disrupting American politics. Dozens of original interviews and rare footage show the company’s role sowing division worldwide and the challenges facing the powerful social media platform.

 

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