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In the Age of AI

FRONTLINE investigates the promise and perils of artificial intelligence, from fears about work and privacy to rivalry between the U.S. and China. The documentary traces a new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our lives, our jobs and our world, and allow the emergence of the surveillance society.

1hr 56mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Terror in Europe

FRONTLINE and ProPublica go inside Europe’s fight against terrorism — the missed warnings and the lingering vulnerabilities.


24 Oct 2016

Rank #2

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Chasing Heroin

A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light -- telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime.

1hr 56mins

25 Feb 2016

Rank #3

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Secrets of the Vatican

“Secrets of the Vatican,” a special, 90-minute FRONTLINE presentation premiering Feb. 25, tells the epic, inside story of the collapse of the Benedict Papacy—and illuminates the extraordinary challenges facing Pope Francis as he tries to reform the powerful Vatican bureaucracy, root out corruption, and chart a new course for the troubled Catholic Church and its 1.2 billion followers.

1hr 25mins

26 Feb 2014

Rank #4

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E8: America's Great Divide

FRONTLINE begins its 2020 election year coverage with a two-part, four-hour documentary series investigating America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics.From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team, America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump draws on revelatory new interviews with key political and cultural figures, as well as an unparalleled archive of in-depth broadcast reporting across two presidential administrations, to offer crucial context for the current moment.Part 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. Part Two examines how Trump’s campaign exploited the country’s divisions, how his presidency has unleashed anger on both sides of the divide, and what America’s polarization could mean for the country’s future.


14 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Inside John McCain’s complicated relationship with President Donald Trump and his own Republican Party.


19 Apr 2018

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The Rise of ISIS

FRONTLINE investigates the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS. (Original Upload Date: 11/18/2014)


8 Jun 2015

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The Secret History of ISIS

The inside story of the the radicals who became the leaders of ISIS, the many missed warning signs and the U.S. failures to stop the terror group's brutal rise.


20 May 2016

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E1: Amazon Empire

E1: Amazon Empire by FRONTLINE


20 Feb 2020

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Bannon's War

The inside story of Trump adviser Stephen Bannon’s war — with radical Islam, Washington and White House rivals.


24 May 2017

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Putin's Way

FRONTLINE investigates the accusations surrounding Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia. (Original Upload Date: 01/28/2015)


8 Jun 2015

Rank #11

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Putin's Revenge: Part 1

The inside story of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s conflict with the United States.


6 Nov 2017

Rank #12

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The Choice 2016

FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to investigate what has shaped Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — where they came from, how they lead and why they want one of the most difficult jobs imaginable.

1hr 58mins

28 Sep 2016

Rank #13

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Fire in Paradise

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


26 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Netanyahu at War

An inside look at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political rise and his relationship with the U.S.

1hr 57mins

6 Jan 2016

Rank #15

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Understanding the Rise of ISIS

What do we know about ISIS? Who are they, and how do they make money and recruit fighters — and wives? On Nov. 6, WGBH hosted a public panel discussion, led by PRI The World’s Aaron Schachter, to answer some of those questions. Participants included FRONTLINE's Martin Smith, who discussed his recent film “The Rise of ISIS,” Professor Mia Bloom of the UMASS Lowell Center for Terrorism and Security Studies, and Charles Sennott, a veteran foreign reporter who founded the GroundTruth Project to train a new generation of foreign correspondents.


12 Nov 2014

Rank #16

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The Untouchables

An audio version of FRONTLINE's documentary "The Untouchables" airing January 22 2013 on PBS and available for viewing online at pbs.org/frontline. FRONTLINE producer and correspondent Martin Smith investigates why the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has failed to act on credible evidence that Wall Street knowingly packaged and sold toxic mortgage loans to investors, loans that brought the U.S. and world economies to the brink of collapse. Through interviews with prosecutors, government officials and industry whistleblowers, the film raises questions over whether senior bankers either ignored or contributed to fraud while inflating the bubble through the purchase and securitization of loans.


11 Feb 2013

Rank #17

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American Patriot: Inside the Armed Uprising Against the Federal Government

FRONTLINE investigates how the Bundy family's fight against the federal government invigorated armed militias and "patriot" groups — helping them grow to levels not seen in decades.


13 Dec 2017

Rank #18

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Predator on the Reservation

FRONTLINE and The Wall Street Journal investigate the decades-long failure to stop a government doctor accused of sexually abusing Native American boys for years, and examine how he moved from reservation to reservation despite warnings.


13 Feb 2019

Rank #19

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Divided States of America: Part 1

FRONTLINE investigates the partisanship that gridlocked Washington in the Obama era, and the polarized America that Donald Trump inherits as president. (Part 1 of 2)

1hr 58mins

25 Jan 2017

Rank #20