‘Frontline’ examines controversial newsmakers

“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.

Dec. 11

“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. Watch online.

Dec. 18

“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. Watch online.

Jan. 22

“Coal’s Deadly Dust” — Learn about the rise of severe black lung disease among coal miners. An investigation with NPR reveals the biggest disease clusters ever documented, and how industry and government failed to protect miners. Watch online.

Jan. 29

“The Gang Crackdown” — Investigate a slew of killings linked to the MS-13 gang and the crackdown that swept up immigrant teens. Some 25 bodies have surfaced since 2016. Law enforcement is trying to stop the gang, but some teens have been unlawfully detained in the process. Watch online.

Feb. 12

“Predator on the Reservation” — Learn about a pediatrician accused of sexually abusing Native American boys for years. An investigation with The Wall Street Journal into the decades-long failure to stop a government doctor who moved from reservation to reservation despite warnings. Watch online.

Feb. 19

“The Abortion Divide” — At a Pennsylvania abortion clinic, women face unplanned pregnancies and protesters outside. Drawing on a groundbreaking Frontline from 36 years ago, the film examines what has changed and follows those on both sides of the abortion divide.

 

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