‘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.

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. Watch online.

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. Watch online.

Nov. 5: “In the Age of AI”

The promise and perils of AI; the fears about work and privacy to rivalry between the U.S. and China. A new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our lives, our jobs and our world, and allow the emergence of the surveillance society. Watch online.

Nov. 12: “Kids Caught in the Crackdown”

“Frontline” exposes the traumatic stories of migrant children detained under Trump’s immigration policies in an investigation with The Associated Press into the mass confinement of migrant children. Also, a report on the sexual exploitation of women in Iraq. Watch online.

Nov. 19: “For Sama”

The astonishing personal story of a young Syrian mother’s perseverance through the siege of Aleppo. Told as a love letter from a mother to her daughter, the film explores the agonizing dilemma of whether to abandon Aleppo and the fight for freedom.

Dec. 10: “The Pension Gamble”

See how the 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. Who will be held accountable?

Dec. 17: “Weinstein”

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 them tried to silence his accusers.

Dec. 24: “Poor Kids”

View an intimate portrait of the ongoing economic crisis told through kids growing up in the Midwest. The film revisits three families hit hard by the recession and finds them still struggling, exploring what poverty means to children and to the country.

Jan. 21: “The Last Survivors”

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.

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