‘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.

Aug. 13: “Outbreak”

Amid a new Ebola outbreak, the story of the deadly 2014 epidemic and why it wasn’t stopped sooner. With exclusive access to decision-makers, responders and victims, the film exposes tragic missteps during the outbreak in West Africa. Watch online.

Aug. 27: “The Abortion Divide”

Go inside the fight over abortion through the stories of women struggling with unplanned pregnancies. Drawing on a landmark “Frontline” film from the 1980s, look at both sides of the abortion divide in a community still embroiled in the conflict. Watch online.

Sept. 3: “Trump’s Trade War”

The inside story of President Trump’s gamble to confront China over trade. With reporting from the U.S. and China, NPR and “Frontline” investigate what led the world’s two largest economies to the brink, and the billions at stake. Watch online.

Sept. 10: “Flint’s Deadly Water”

Expose the deadly toll from the Flint water crisis. A two-year “Frontline” investigation uncovers the roots and extent of a deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak during the water crisis, and how officials failed to stop it. Watch online.

Oct. 1: “The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia” at 8 p.m.

A year since the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, an investigation into the Saudi Crown Prince. His vision for the future, his handling of dissent and his ties to Khashoggi’s murder. Watch online.

Oct. 8: “On the President’s Orders”

The story of President Duterte’s campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines. Told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the bloody war – the Manila police and an ordinary family from the slums. Watch online.

Oct 15: “Supreme Revenge”

Inside the no-holds-barred war for control of the Supreme Court. From Brett Kavanaugh to Robert Bork, an investigation of how a 30-year-old grievance transformed the Court and turned confirmations into bitter, partisan conflicts. Watch online.

Oct. 22: “Zero Tolerance”

How Trump turned immigration into a powerful political weapon that fueled division and violence. Inside the effort by three insurgents to tap into populist anger, transform the GOP, and crack down on immigration.

Oct. 29: “Fire in Paradise”

A year after the devastating Camp Fire, who’s to blame and why was it so catastrophic? With accounts from survivors and first responders, the inside story of the most destructive fire in California history, its causes and the impact of climate change.

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