“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.
September 8: “Growing Up Poor in America”
The experience of child poverty against the backdrop of the pandemic and increasing racial tensions. Set in Ohio, the film follows children and their families navigating issues of poverty, homelessness, race and new challenges due to COVID-19. Watch online.
September 15 at 8 p.m.: “Policing the Police 2020”
Race, policing, and the struggle to hold departments accountable. In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb examines prospects for reform, and returns to the case of one troubled department he first visited in 2016. Watch online.
September 22 at 8 p.m.: “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden”
Investigate the lives and characters of Joe Biden and Donald Trump as they compete to be president. Those who know them best reveal key moments that made both men and shape how they would lead America through a time of crisis. Watch online.
September 29: “Targeting El Paso”
How El Paso became Trump’s immigration testing ground and then the target of a white supremacist. Through interviews with border patrol agents, militias, local advocates, and migrants, the inside story from the epicenter of the border crisis.
October 6: “America’s Medical Supply Crisis”
Why was the U.S. left scrambling for critical medical equipment as the coronavirus swept the country? With the Associated Press, an investigation of the fragmented global medical supply chain and its deadly consequences.
October 20: “Whose Vote Counts”
Allegations of voter fraud and disenfranchisement in the lead up to the 2020 election. With Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb investigates how the pandemic is being used to sway turnout.
October 27 at 8 p.m.: “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden”
Investigate the lives and characters of Joe Biden and Donald Trump as they compete to be president. Those who know them best reveal key moments that made both men and shape how they would lead America through a time of crisis.