The FRONTLINE Dispatch

20 EpisodesProduced by FRONTLINE PBS, WGBHWebsite

An award-winning, original, investigative series made by the team behind the acclaimed PBS documentary show, FRONTLINE. From the long and deadly arm of 9/11, to a police shooting in West Virginia with a startling twist, to what life is really like for children living in a Kenyan refugee camp, each e… read more

20 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Blood and Power in the Philippines

March 21st, 2019

32:39

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte makes his own rules. His war on drugs has led to the deaths of thousands of alleged drug users and dealers. His …

Never Sentenced, Never Released

March 7th, 2019

37:54

Terry Allen was 23 when he was arrested for an alleged sexual assault. Although he was never convicted of the crime, Allen was sent to an Illinois …

The Housing Fix (Rebroadcast)

February 21st, 2019

42:29

Millions of Americans can’t afford rent and only a quarter of those who need government help get it. What happens to everyone else? For many, it means they live in squalor. But figuring out who’s responsible is harder …

The Boy in the Caravan

February 7th, 2019

29:01

In a collaboration between PRI’s The World and The FRONTLINE Dispatch, we follow a 15-year-old boy from El Salvador who joined the large migrant …

Struggling for Breath in Coal Country

January 24th, 2019

14:57

In Appalachia, more than 2,000 coal miners are suffering from advanced black lung disease, caused by toxic dust in the mines and part of an epidemic …

Update: Living With Murder

January 10th, 2019

13:09

Part Three of the Living With Murder Series.

In December 2017, after serving 30 years of his life sentence, Kempis Songster left Graterford Prison …

Living With Murder: Part 1 (Rebroadcast)

January 10th, 2019

46:54

At 15, after committing a brutal murder, Kempis Songster was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. But now he has a chance …

Living With Murder: Part 2 (Rebroadcast)

January 10th, 2019

39:36

At 15, after committing a brutal murder, Kempis Songster was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. But now he has a chance …

KIDS' SPECIAL: Muzamil's Day

December 27th, 2018

22:21

In this special episode for kids, FRONTLINE follows a day in the life of Muzamil, a 12-year-old Somali boy growing up Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camp. …

The Weight of Dust

December 13th, 2018

51:07

Scott Gaines was a first responder on 9/11. When he retired a couple months later, he thought he’d escaped the aftermath unscathed. This time on The …

I Don't Want To Shoot You, Brother

November 29th, 2018

48:34

A young black man was dead. A young white cop was quickly fired. If that sounds surprising, you don’t know the half of it. This is a shocking story …

Coming November 29th

November 14th, 2018

1:34

The second season of The FRONTLINE Dispatch launches on November 29th.

The FRONTLINE Dispatch comes to you from the producers and reporters of the PBS investigative documentary series FRONTLINE. New episodes biweekly. …

Living With Murder: Part Two

November 22nd, 2017

39:42

At 15, after committing a brutal murder, Kempis Songster was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. But now he has a chance …

Living With Murder: Part One

November 16th, 2017

47:02

At 15, after committing a brutal murder, Kempis Songster was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. But now he has a chance …

A Life Sentence: Victims, Offenders, Justice And My Mother

November 9th, 2017

55:25

There are more than 2,000 people in prisons around the country who were convicted of murder as juveniles and sentenced to life without the …

Notes from an Invisible War

October 26th, 2017

16:21

Children describing the sounds that bombs make as they fall. Streets covered with rotting garbage. Doctors and nurses who have gone months without …

The Housing Fix

October 12th, 2017

42:26

Millions of Americans can’t afford rent and only a quarter of those who need government help get it. What happens to everyone else? For many, it means they live in squalor. But figuring out who’s responsible is harder …

Boom Town

September 28th, 2017

35:04

In 2016, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit the small town of Cushing, Oklahoma, severely damaging the town. Cushing isn’t the type of place that’s supposed to have such a problem with earthquakes. Until about 2009, they …

Child Marriage in America

September 14th, 2017

52:42

In the summer after 9th grade, 14-year-old Heather discovered she was pregnant. Her boyfriend Aaron was 24. At the time, marriage seemed like it …

Coming September 14th

September 5th, 2017

2:16

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