‘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.

Mar. 24: “NRA Under Fire”

Once an unrivaled political power, the NRA is facing challenges from all sides. How the NRA aligned with President Trump and his base, but is under attack ahead of the 2020 election. Watch online.

Mar. 31: “Plastic Wars”

Did the plastic industry use recycling to sell more plastic? With the industry expanding like never before and the crisis of ocean pollution growing, “Frontline” and NPR investigate the fight over the future of plastics. Watch online

Apr. 7: “China Undercover”

A special undercover report from China’s secretive Xinjiang region. Investigating the Communist regime’s mass imprisonment of Muslims, and its use and testing of sophisticated surveillance technology against the population. Watch online.

Apr. 21: “Coronavirus Pandemic” at 8 p.m.

A special report on the government response to the coronavirus and the human toll. The two-part special investigates the federal response versus Washington State, the outbreak’s epicenter; and in the Midwest, how the outbreak impacts poor children. Watch online.

May 19: “Inside Italy’s COVID War”

Inside a hospital battling COVID-19 cases in Northern Italy, as doctors are forced to make life and death decisions. Also this hour, a report on how the coronavirus outbreak is impacting U.S. families already facing poverty. Watch online.

May 26: “The Last Survivors” at 9:30 p.m.

A landmark documentary about some of the last survivors of the Holocaust. Only children at the time, these now elderly survivors reflect on how the trauma of the Holocaust has affected the rest of their lives. Watch online.

June 16: “The Virus: What Went Wrong?”

As COVID-19 spread from Asia to the Middle East to Europe, why was the U.S. caught so unprepared? Despite repeated warnings of a potent contagion headed our way, America’s leaders failed to prepare and protect us. Why and who is accountable?

June 23: “Opioid, Inc.”

The story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud. With the Financial Times, an investigation of how Insys Therapeutics profited from fentanyl-based painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin.

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