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Poor Kids

07/23/2014 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

An intimate portrait of the economic crisis in America focuses on what poverty means to children.

Poor Kids

07/23/2014 at 8:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Syria's Second Front

07/28/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

FRONTLINE makes a dangerous trip to the battlefields of Syria, gaining exclusive access to rebel forces as they try to unify against extremist Islamic factions that have thwarted the fight against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. With international peace efforts foundering and Western news organizations unable to safely report inside the country, journalist Muhammad Ali crosses into Syria to travel with moderate rebel commanders and fighters as they launch what they are calling 'The Second Revolution,' this time against jihadis from the Al Qaeda-linked group known as ISIS. From inside the war zone, FRONTLINE gives the most timely view yet of this newest front in the Syrian revolution. Also in this hour, a report from the besieged city of Aleppo, where more than 2,000 children have been killed in the fighting. This intimate portrait exposes what life is like for children who stay behind and are forced to adapt, as the world around them slips further into chaos.

Egypt In Crisis

07/28/2014 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

It took 80 years to rise to power, but now, after only 12 months, the Muslim Brotherhood has been ousted by its longtime foe -- the Egyptian military. In this FRONTLINE report, veteran Middle East Correspondents Martin Smith (Obama's War, Return of the Taliban, Revolution in Cairo) and Charles Sennott of GlobalPost (Revolution in Cairo) examine the rise and rapid fall of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. How did the Brotherhood lose control? Could the U.S. have done anything to alter the course of events in Egypt? With unique access to the Brotherhood's leadership, FRONTLINE follows the Islamist movement as it plots its next move.

Losing Iraq

07/29/2014 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the US is being pulled back in the conflict.

United States of Secrets, Part Two

07/30/2014 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

The role of Silicon Valley in the National Security Agency's surveillance program is explored.

Losing Iraq

07/30/2014 at 8:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Generation Like

08/05/2014 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

A look at how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media.

Hunting The Nightmare Bacteria

08/15/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

A look the alarming rise of untreatable infections in hospitals, communities and across the globe.

The Retirement Gamble

08/20/2014 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Questions are raised about how America's financial institutions protect the savings of individuals.

A Death In St. Augustine

08/26/2014 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

What happens when police face the possibility of domestic violence within their own ranks?

Two American Families

09/19/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Two families in Milwaukee - one black, one white - work hard to keep from sliding into poverty.

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