‘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. See through powerful investigative storytelling that answers only to you. From criminal justice to politics to global issues, the reporting of PBS’ flagship public affairs series takes you inside the controversial, complex stories shaping our times, each Tuesday at 9 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) on Arizona PBS.

Jan. 7: “Targeting El Paso”

How El Paso became Trump’s immigration testing ground and then the target of a white supremacist. With interviews of current and former officials, border patrol agents, advocates and migrants, the inside story from the epicenter of the border crisis. Watch online.

Monday, Jan. 13: “America’s Great Divide, Pt. 1”

An investigation into America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics. Episode One traces how Barack Obama’s promise of unity collapsed as increasing racial, cultural and political divisions laid the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump. Watch online.

Tuesday, Jan. 14: “America’s Great Divide, Pt. 2”

Episode Two examines how Donald Trump’s campaign exploited the country’s divisions and how his presidency has unleashed anger on both sides of the divide. Watch online.

Jan. 21: “Taliban Country”

Get the view on the ground in Afghanistan with exclusive access to ISIS, the Taliban and its top peace negotiator. Amid peace talks with the U.S., an exclusive report on the Taliban’s control and the threat from ISIS.

Feb. 11: “Battle for Hong Kong”

Inside the battle for Hong Kong, following protesters transformed and radicalized over eight months. The film examines the dramatic struggle in the last corner of China where human rights and freedoms exist but are under threat.

Feb. 18, 8 p.m.: “The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos”

Examining the Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ ascent to power and the global impact of the empire he built. The film also investigates the darker side of the company’s rapid growth, and the challenge of trying to rein the power of the richest man in the world.

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