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Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as 'the last best hope for broadcast documentaries,' FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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Memory of the Camps

This film by Alfred Hichcock shows the atrocities of the Nazi death camps first hand in 1945.

Tue, Apr 14 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, Apr 15 at 8:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Thu, Apr 16 at 1:00 am on WTTW Create/World

Thu, Apr 16 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Fri, Apr 17 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Apr 18 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Separate and Unequal

The growing racial divide in American schools is examined, with a focus on Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Fri, Apr 24 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Apr 25 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Apr 25 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

The Trouble with Chicken

FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat, particularly poultry.

Tue, Apr 7 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, Apr 8 at 8:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Thu, Apr 9 at 1:00 am on WTTW Create/World

Tue, May 12 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, May 13 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, May 15 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Fri, May 15 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, May 16 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

The Fight for Yemen

With Yemen in chaos, this gripping report sheds light on the escalating conflict.

Wed, Apr 8 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Apr 9 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Fri, May 1 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, May 2 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Being Mortal

FRONTLINE teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, Being Mortal, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors - including Gawande himself - struggle to talk honestly and openly with their dying patients.

Wed, Apr 1 at 8:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Thu, Apr 2 at 1:00 am on WTTW Create/World

American Terrorist

American David Coleman Headley, who helped plan a 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, is investigated.

Tue, Apr 21 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Apr 23 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Outbreak

The inside story of how the Ebola outbreak began and why it wasn't stopped before it was too late.

Tue, May 5 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, May 6 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, May 8 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Fri, May 8 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, May 9 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Secrets, Politics and Torture

The dramatic story of the fight over the CIA's controversial interrogation methods is revealed.

Tue, May 19 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, May 20 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, May 22 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Fri, May 22 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, May 23 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, May 23 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Obama at War

Go inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria.

Tue, May 26 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, May 27 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, May 29 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Fri, May 29 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, May 30 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, May 30 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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