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Below is a complete Frontline episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual Frontline episodes are listed along with the Frontline episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. Frontline episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. Items on this list include “Ten Trillion and Counting” and “Frontline: The Age of AIDS.” Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the Frontline episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.

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Crisis in Central America Apr 08 1985 - Crisis in Central America is a Frontline documentary that examines Central America from 1898 through the present including the Yankee Years, The Cuban Revolution, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.

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Waco: the Inside Story Oct 17 1995 - Frontline investigates the April 1993 FBI siege of the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas.

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The Lost Children of Rockdale County Oct 19 1999 - The Lost Children of Rockdale County was a television episode presented by Frontline.

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Cheney's Law Oct 16 2007 - Frontline traces the behind-closed-doors battle within the Bush administration over the power of the presidency and the rule of law.

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Washington's Other Scandal Oct 06 1998 - Frontline looks at the 1996 presidential election which up to that time was the most expensive and corrupt in history.

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Shattered Dreams of Peace This documentary examines the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians from 1995, the opportunity for peace in 2000, and the collapse of that opportunity.

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Drug Wars Frontline examines the drug epidemic in the United States and the "war on drugs."

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The Choice '96 Oct 08 1996 - Frontline profiles the 1996 presidential candidates, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole

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Daisy: Story of a Facelift Mar 28 1983 - Daisy is 55 and terrified of growing old. She feels she needs a facelift. From the moment of her decision, Frontline follows her through all the procedures, but the heart of the story is an ...more

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A Chinese Affair Feb 07 1983 - Frontline correspondent Charles Cobb journeys to a Washington, DC that tourists rarely see. The nation's capital, seventy-five percent black, faces widespread poverty, yet it is run by some of ...more

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Chasing the Basketball Dream Apr 23 1984 - Many young men, especially many poor blacks in the nation's cities, dream of making it big by playing basketball. Charlie Cobb looks at some who make it-and many who will not-and at many of the ...more

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The Mind of a Murderer: Part 2 Mar 26 1984 - Part 2 raises serious questions about the use of psychiatric evidence in criminal proceedings. Kenneth Bianchi convinced experts that he had multiple personalities and was mentally unfit to ...more

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Potomac Fever Apr 02 1985 - Every two years, a desire to represent their home districts in Washington brings a group of first-time freshmen congressmen to the nation's capital on the shores of the Potomac river. Frontline ...more

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Crisis in Central America 3: Revolution in Nicaragua Apr 11 1985 - In 1979, the Sandinistas led a revolution that overthrew the Somoza dynasty which had ruled Nicaragua for almost 50 years. It was a revolution the US first tried to prevent, then tried to court, ...more

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Sue the Doctor? Jan 28 1986 - For many doctors, practicing medicine has become a nightmare. Today, one out of every six American doctors faces a malpractice suit. Frontline takes an inside look at the fierce battle ...more

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Holy War, Holy Terror Jun 03 1986 - Frontline correspondent John Laurence examines the background of the Islamic Revolution, the roots of radical Shiism and reveals why Iran's war with Iraq is an important step in spreading their ...more

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Comrades IX: Baltic Chic Aug 26 1986 - Fashion-conscious Estonians living on the Gulf of Finland are inspired by the Western styles of Dallas and Dynasty which are picked up from Finnish TV in Helsinki, fifty miles away. Frontline ...more

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Racism 101 May 10 1988 - Frontline explores the disturbing increase in racial incidents and violence on America's college campuses. The attitudes of black and white students reveal increasing tensions at some of the ...more

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The Politics of Prosperity Oct 10 1988 - In the last weeks of the 1988 presidential campaign, correspondent William Greider explores the private but increasingly intense debate about what the next president should do to avoid economic ...more

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Miss USSR Feb 06 1990 - Frontline goes behind the scenes at the Soviet Union's first national beauty pageant with an intimate, bittersweet examination of the status and struggles of women in the USSR.

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The Spirit of Crazy Horse Dec 18 1990 - One hundred years after the massacre at Wounded Knee, Milo Yellow Hair recounts the story of his people-from the lost battles for their land against the invading whites-to the bitter internal ...more

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Innocence Lost May 07 1991 - What has happened to the small town of Edenton, North Carolina, now that its most prestigious day-care has been closed down because of charges of sexual abuse? Frontline examines the painful ...more

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The Gates Nomination Jul 15 1991 - At the start of US Senate confirmation hearings, Frontline probes the background of Robert M. Gates, President Bush's nominee to head the CIA. The program, anchored by Hodding Carter III, ...more

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In the Shadow of Sakharov Oct 15 1991 - Frontline recounts the saga of Andrei Sakharov, the nuclear physicist turned human-rights advocate who became the father of the Soviet democracy movement. With unique access to Sakharov's family ...more

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In Search of Our Fathers Nov 24 1992 - Marco Williams was 24 years old when he learned his father's name. It was the first of many things he would discover about himself and his family in a journey into his family's past. Frontline ...more

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Clinton Takes Over Jan 19 1993 - After the campaign rhetoric subsides, a new president has only eleven weeks to establish the form and substance of his administration. On the eve of Clinton's inauguration, correspondent Hodding ...more

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Choosing Death: Health Quarterly Special Mar 23 1993 - In the Netherlands, euthanasia has been openly practiced for twenty years. Through the personal accounts of doctors, patients, and families in Holland, this program explores the complexities and ...more

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The Heartbeat of America Oct 12 1993 - FRONTLINE opens its twelfth season with the story of General Motors--the world's largest industrial company and the symbol of corporate America's once golden age of optimism. A co-production ...more

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Behind the Badge Dec 14 1993 - In a year in which national attention has focused on police brutality trials in cities like Los Angeles, Detroit, and Miami, FRONTLINE crosses 'the blue line' to examine police culture and to ...more

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Mandela Apr 26 1994 - On the eve of the first non-racial elections in South Africa, FRONTLINE presents an analysis of Nelson Mandela's ascent to power as the first democratically-elected leader of South Africa and ...more

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Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo May 10 1994 - The international press named the couple 'Romeo and Juliet.' He was Bosko Brckic, a twenty-four-year-old Serb. She was twenty-five-year-old Admira Ismic, a Muslim. Together, they tried to escape ...more

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What Happened to Bill Clinton? Jan 31 1995 - FRONTLINE presents a thoughtful and challenging examination of the Clinton presidency at midterm. Moving beyond the conventional analysis of Clinton's troubles and the Republican electoral ...more

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Natasha and the Wolf Nov 14 1994 - FRONTLINE takes a riveting and intimate look at a notorious murder case--the story of Maduev, a cunning Russian gangster and killer known as 'The Wolf.' Maduev charmed and seduced all who ...more

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The Child Terror Oct 27 1998 - In the midst of a sudden willingness to believe that children were being ritually abused in day-care centers during the 1980s, parents, police, prosecutors, and the press turned Miami, Florida, ...more

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Making Babies Jun 01 1999 - FRONTLINE examines the revolution in reproduction and the entrepreneurial atmosphere that imbues the practice of infertility medicine today. On the cusp of a new millennium, we can now visit the ...more

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Secrets of the SAT Oct 05 1999 - How fair are standardized tests? What do they measure? And what's their impact on racial diversity on America's college campuses? FRONTLINE examines the debate over fairness in college ...more

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What's Up With the Weather? Apr 18 2000 - Since the late 1980s, rising temperatures and dramatic weather-from heat waves and hurricanes to melting glaciers-have fueled a global political and scientific debate about whether life on earth ...more

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The Choice 2000 Oct 02 2000 - As Americans prepare for the first presidential election of the 21st century, FRONTLINE opens its nineteenth season with a dual biography of the two men who hope to become the next president of ...more

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Drug Wars, Part 1 Oct 09 2000 - In 1968, the federal drug enforcement budget was $60 million. By the end of fiscal year 1999, that same budget had exploded to more than $17 billion. Yet despite the United States' vast efforts ...more

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Your Flight is Cancelled Feb 16 1988 - Since deregulation, American's airline industry has become a nightmare of delays, cancellations, and near misses. Frontline probes the air traffic dilemma inside America's busiest airport-in the ...more

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Pentagon, Inc. Feb 21 1983 - Frontline investigates the power of the Pentagon as a business and economic force in the domestic economy. Politicians find themselves chasing Pentagon dollars for the jobs those dollars create ...more

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Gunfight USA Feb 28 1983 - Frontline looks beyond the cliches and stereotypes in the debate over gun control. Visiting prison inmates, victims of gun crime, and the sharpest minds on both sides, Frontline explores the ...more

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Moneylenders Jul 11 1983 - Developing countries have borrowed hundreds of billions of dollars from Western banks. Some of the biggest borrowers, Brazil and Mexico,are struggling even to repay the interest. Correspondent ...more

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Crisis in Central America 4: Battle for El Salvador Apr 12 1985 - Many Americans had never heard of El Salvador until a few years ago. It is now the focus of American policy in Central America. Part 4 traces the evolution of El Salvador's civil war and the US ...more

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Visions of Star Wars Apr 22 1986 - Frontline and Nova combine resources for the first time to explore the Strategic Defense Initiative. The program contains the most comprehensive information on Star Wars ever produced. ...more

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You Are in the Computer May 14 1985 - You go to rent an apartment and are turned down without any obvious reason. Then you find out your name is in a computer file of undesirable tenants and every other landlord in the city has ...more

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What About Mom and Dad? May 21 1983 - Americans over the age of 75 are the fastest growing segment of the nation's population. Many have spent all their lives planning carefully for retirement. But they find their savings destroyed ...more

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Who's Running this War? Mar 18 1986 - Eight months before the Iran-contra scandal broke, Frontline investigated the contras, probed the legality of private aid, and asked questions about the role of the White House and a mysterious ...more

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Standoff in Mexico Apr 01 1986 - Political violence is breaking out in northern Mexico. Frontline documents the growing unrest in Mexico caused by fixed elections, corruption, violence, and the widening gap between Mexico City ...more

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To a Safer Place Apr 12 1988 - When Shirley Turcotte was a child, she was sexually abused by her father. After years of therapy she takes a remarkable journey back into her past-confronting her mother and other adults who ...more