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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 episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard.

Produced at FRONTLINE’s headquarters at WGBH in Boston and powered by PRX.

The FRONTLINE Dispatch is made possible by the Abrams Foundation Journalism Initiative.

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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 episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard.

Produced at FRONTLINE’s headquarters at WGBH in Boston and powered by PRX.

The FRONTLINE Dispatch is made possible by the Abrams Foundation Journalism Initiative.

    An Impeachment and An Inauguration

    An Impeachment and An Inauguration

    The Biden administration is set to begin as America copes with a chaotic start to the new year: from an insurrection to a second impeachment of President Trump, all while the COVID-19 death toll reaches new heights. 

    Veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team have been chronicling the 2020 presidential election and the ensuing fallout for multiple FRONTLINE films, including President Biden, airing January 19 on PBS. 

    Kirk joins The FRONTLINE Dispatch to talk about this moment in American history and what lies ahead for President-elect Joe Biden. "Is he right for the times? If he is, it's a presidency for the century," Kirk said.

    • 22 min
    Chaos at the Capitol

    Chaos at the Capitol

    A violent mob of President Donald Trump's supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol on January 6, as Congress met to certify Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. The rioters plotted for weeks beforehand on social media, mobilizing around the president's false claims of a stolen election. 

    Who are the forces behind the attack, how did it unfold and why was the law enforcement presence so easily overpowered?

    ProPublica reporter and FRONTLINE correspondent A.C. Thompson, who covered the rise of right-wing extremism for our joint "Documenting Hate" series, joins The FRONTLINE Dispatch to discuss what happened at the Capitol and what the future may hold.

    Thompson’s reporting is part of an ongoing collaboration between ProPublica and FRONTLINE that includes an upcoming documentary.

    • 25 min
    I'm Not A Monster: Episode 3

    I'm Not A Monster: Episode 3

    I’m Not A Monster is a new multi-part investigative series from FRONTLINE, BBC Sounds, and BBC Panorama.

    FRONTLINE is featuring the first few episodes of the series here for listeners of The FRONTLINE Dispatch.

    In episode 3, the Islamic State group forces Sam’s son Matthew to spread its propaganda. Josh searches the woods of Idaho looking for a man on an elk hunt. Then an obscure tweet leads him to Syria to try to find the family.

    • 22 min
    I'm Not A Monster: Episode 2

    I'm Not A Monster: Episode 2

    I’m Not A Monster is a new multi-part investigative series from FRONTLINE, BBC Sounds, and BBC Panorama.

    FRONTLINE is featuring the first few episodes of the series here for listeners of The FRONTLINE Dispatch.

    In episode 2, a man who says he’s a people smuggler offers to help the family, while a drive around a suburb in Indiana reveals their past. Sam’s father adds a new twist on who his daughter really is.

    • 29 min
    I'm Not A Monster: Episode 1

    I'm Not A Monster: Episode 1

    I’m Not A Monster is a new multi-part investigative series from FRONTLINE, BBC Sounds, and BBC Panorama.

    FRONTLINE is featuring the first few episodes of the series here for listeners of The FRONTLINE Dispatch.

    In episode 1, a suicide bombing in Iraq and a home video from inside the ISIS caliphate begin the search for a family trapped in Syria. A desperate plea arrives from an American woman who says she wants to escape the Islamic State group with her young children.

    • 19 min
    Capturing ‘American Voices’ in a Year of Turmoil

    Capturing ‘American Voices’ in a Year of Turmoil

    When the pandemic hit, Dr. Blair Woodbury picked up the phone. He called his old friend, filmmaker Mike Shum, and urged him to get out and start recording the first draft of history. 

    That's how the new FRONTLINE documentary "American Voices: A Nation in Turmoil" was born. Shum, Woodbury and a team of independent filmmakers across America have been documenting how people are living through this tumultuous year — from the pandemic, to the widespread protests over racial injustice, through the historically polarized presidential election.

    Shum and Woodbury join this episode of The FRONTLINE Dispatch to discuss the ambitious project and how the story of 2020 continues to evolve.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
923 Ratings

923 Ratings

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Thorough reporting worth listening to.

Very informative episode. Well worth listening to broaden your mind about what are facing as a country.

RMEinSC ,

Biased in reporting & choice of topics

It is a real shame that there is nothing “National” about NPR anymore. The bias is so ridiculous. This is disaster porn and victimhood narrative over and over. From the elegiac music to the long pauses for dramatic effect it is hard to find sober and objective news or story telling here. Great production value but poorly balanced. You may educate more listeners by trying to be critical of all systems, processes, and beliefs...not just the ones you disagree with. People want to learn new ideas & information; not be fed a one sided narrative.

Prosa660727 ,

Tired and scared

Really stunned at the way all of this is going down! Trump has been mistreated and REPORTED about falsely and unfairly! Shame on all of you! I’m out goodbye!

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