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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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Dollars and Dentists

Miles O'Brien investigates the flaws in America's dental system and nascent proposals to fix them.

Fri, Jun 12 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 13 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 13 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

The Suicide Plan

The world of assisted suicide, one of the most polarizing social issues of our time, is explored.

Fri, Jun 5 at 2:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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

The Retirement Gamble

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

Fri, Jun 5 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 6 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 6 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Two American Families

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

Wed, Jun 10 at 3:30 pm 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.

Fri, Jul 3 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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

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

Tb Silent Killer

Families battle the spreading strains of Tuberculosis in the Southern African nation of Swaziland.

Wed, Jun 3 at 2:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?

Lee Harvey Oswald and forensic evidence of his role in the Kennedy assassination are investigated.

Fri, Jun 12 at 2:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Solitary Nation

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

Tue, Jun 16 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jun 18 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Fri, Jun 19 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 20 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 20 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Prison State

A look at the impact of mass incarceration in America focuses on a housing project in Kentucky.

Wed, Jun 10 at 2:00 pm on WTTW Prime

United States of Secrets, Part One

The history of the National Security Agency's unprecedented surveillance program is investigated.

Mon, Jun 15 at 2:00 pm on WTTW Prime

United States of Secrets, Part Two

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

Mon, Jun 15 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty

A feature documentary about two filmmakers who set out to interview El Chapo Guzman, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels in history. Before his capture in 2014, El Chapo had been on the run from the US and Mexican governments for over a decade.

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

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

Firestone and the Warlord

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

Wed, Jun 3 at 3:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Putin's Way

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

Wed, Jul 22 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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

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

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

American Terrorist

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

Fri, Jun 5 at 3:30 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.

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

Rape on the Night Shift

The sexual abuse of undocumented women in the service industry is investigated.

Tue, Jun 23 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jun 25 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Fri, Jun 26 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 27 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 27 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Escaping Isis

The first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS. This film explores the lives of women who were held as sex slaves, the people who saved them, and women who endured -- and also enforced -- ISIS' harsh rules.

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

Growing Up Trans

The struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents are explored.

Tue, Jun 30 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jul 2 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

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