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Poor Kids

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

Fri, Jul 31 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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

Sat, Aug 1 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

The Retirement Gamble

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

Fri, Aug 21 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Aug 22 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Aug 22 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Aug 23 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Life and Death In Assisted Living

A look at the nation's largest assisted living company sheds light on this billion dollar industry.

Sat, Jul 4 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 4 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Hunting The Nightmare Bacteria

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fri, Jul 10 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 11 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 11 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Solitary Nation

An estimated 80,000 Americans are in solitary confinement - even people who haven't committed violent crimes - sometimes for years, or even decades. Using extraordinary access to the segregation unit at the maximum security Maine State Prison, FRONTLINE examines America's use of solitary confinement - a practice U.S. prisons and jails resort to more than most other countries. Some prison officials see it as necessary to keep order and safety, but critics say it is inhumane and counterproductive. 'Solitary Nation' is an extraordinarily rare and intimate view of life in solitary, through the stories of inmates living in isolation, the prison officers who keep them locked in, and a new warden who is re-thinking the practice and trying to reduce the number of inmates in solitary.

Sun, Jul 5 at 9:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Mon, Jul 6 at 1:00 am on WTTW Create/World

The Trouble with Chicken

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

Tue, Aug 25 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, Aug 26 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Aug 27 at 2:30 am on WTTW HD

Fri, Aug 28 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Aug 29 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Aug 29 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty

Two filmmakers set out to interview El Chapo Guzman, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels.

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

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

Gunned Down: The Power of the Nra

FRONTLINE investigates how the NRA uses its political power to stop gun regulation in America.

Tue, Aug 4 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, Aug 5 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Aug 6 at 2:30 am on WTTW HD

Fri, Aug 7 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Aug 8 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Aug 8 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Aug 9 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Putin's Way

Accusations of corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia are investigated.

Fri, Aug 14 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Aug 15 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Aug 15 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Aug 16 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Escaping Isis

The lives of women who were held as sex slaves by ISIS and the people who saved them are explored.

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

Wed, Jul 15 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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

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

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

Sat, Jul 18 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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