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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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The Rise of Isis

11/01/2014 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Martin Smith reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.

Solitary Nation

11/04/2014 at 10:30 pm on WTTW HD

Interviews with inmates and prison officers shed light on America's use of solitary confinement.

Solitary Nation

11/05/2014 at 8:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

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.

The Education of Michelle Rhee

11/14/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

The legacy of Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, is examined.

Two American Families

11/16/2014 at 3:30 pm on WTTW Prime

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

Firestone and the Warlord

11/18/2014 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

The relationship between Firestone and infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor is investigated.

To Catch A Trader

11/19/2014 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Billionaire Steven A. Cohen and the largest insider trading scandal in US history are investigated.

Firestone and the Warlord

11/19/2014 at 7:30 pm on WTTW Create/World

To Catch A Trader

11/21/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Billionaire Steven A. Cohen and the largest insider trading scandal in US history are investigated.

The Real Csi

11/28/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

A Frontline investigation finds serious flaws in some of the best-known tools of forensic science.

Cell Tower Deaths

12/05/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

The dangers facing workers who are building America's cellular infrastructure are investigated.

The Madoff Affair

12/12/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

The story behind the global Ponzi scheme that has become the biggest business scandal in history.

The Trouble with Antibiotics

12/19/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling antibiotic resistance in people are examined.

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians - Pax Romana/A Light To The Nations

12/23/2014 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Explores the life of Jesus and depicts on the origins of Christianity using historical evidence.

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

12/26/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

An investigation into the NFL and brain injuries reveals the true health risks to football players.

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians - (Pt.2)

12/30/2014 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Explores the life of Jesus and depicts on the origins of Christianity using historical evidence.

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