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Lies, Politics and Democracy

1h 54m

FRONTLINE’s season premiere investigates American political leaders and choices they made
that have undermined and threatened democracy in the U.S.

In a two-hour documentary special premiering ahead of the 2022 midterms, FRONTLINE examines how officials fed the public lies about the 2020 presidential election and embraced rhetoric that led to political violence.

Episodes

  • Lies, Politics and Democracy

    S2022 E12 - 1h 54m

    FRONTLINE’s season premiere investigates American political leaders and choices they made
    that have undermined and threatened democracy in the U.S.

    In a two-hour documentary special premiering ahead of the 2022 midterms, FRONTLINE examines how officials fed the public lies about the 2020 presidential election and embraced rhetoric that led to political violence.

  • Afghanistan Undercover: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Afghanistan Undercover

    S2022 E11 - 54m 23s

    An undercover investigation into the Taliban’s crackdown on women in Afghanistan. FRONTLINE correspondent Ramita Navai finds women who are being punished by the regime and confronts Taliban officials.

  • Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack

    S2022 E10 - 54m 22s

    A dramatic and intimate look inside the Russian assault on Kharkiv. FRONTLINE follows displaced families trying to survive underground, civilians caught in the fight and first responders risking their lives amid the shelling of Ukraine’s second largest city.

  • Facing Eviction: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Facing Eviction

    S2022 E9 - 54m 23s

    Why have American families struggled to keep their homes during the COVID pandemic, despite a federal ban on evictions? With Retro Report, FRONTLINE offers an intimate look at the United States’ affordable housing crisis through the eyes of tenants, landlords, judges and law enforcement.

  • Police on Trial: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Police on Trial

    S2022 E8 - 1h 24m

    With Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters from the Star Tribune, the documentary "Police on Trial" investigates the Minneapolis police, from the murder of George Floyd and subsequent protests, to the trial of Derek Chauvin, to the struggle for accountability.

  • The Power of Big Oil (Part Three: Delay): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Power of Big Oil (Part Three: Delay)

    S2022 E7 - 54m 22s

    FRONTLINE examines the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change. As leading climate scientists issue new warnings about climate change, Part Three examines how the fossil fuel industry worked to delay the transition to renewable energy sources — including by promoting natural gas as a cleaner alternative.

  • The Power of Big Oil (Part Two: Doubt): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Power of Big Oil (Part Two: Doubt)

    S2022 E6 - 54m 52s

    FRONTLINE examines the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change. Part Two of this three-part series explores the industry’s efforts to stall climate policy, even as evidence about climate change grew more certain in the new millennium.

  • The Power of Big Oil (Part One: Denial): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Power of Big Oil (Part One: Denial)

    S2022 E5 - 1h 25m

    FRONTLINE examines the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change. Part One of this three-part series charts the fossil fuel industry's early research on climate change and investigates industry efforts to sow seeds of doubt about the science.

  • Plot to Overturn the Election: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Plot to Overturn the Election

    S2022 E4 - 54m 23s

    FRONTLINE and ProPublica examine how lies about election fraud in 2020 have made their way to the center of American politics and how a handful of people have had an outsized impact on the current crisis of democratic legitimacy in the United States.

  • Pelosi's Power: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pelosi's Power

    S2022 E3 - 1h 24m

    An examination of the powerful and polarizing Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. The documentary traces Pelosi's life and legacy, how she has gained and wielded power across three decades, and how she has faced grave challenges to her leadership and to American democracy from Trump and his allies.

  • Putin's Road to War: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Putin's Road to War

    S2022 E2 - 54m 24s

    FRONTLINE tells the story of what led to Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine, examining the events that shaped the Russian leader, the grievances that drive him and how a growing conflict with the West exploded into war in Europe.

  • American Reckoning: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    American Reckoning

    S2022 E1 - 1h 24m

    FRONTLINE and Retro Report tell the story of the 1967 killing of Wharlest Jackson Sr., a local NAACP leader in Natchez, Mississippi. The documentary follows Jackson’s family as they search for the truth about what happened and examines the history of white supremacy in Natchez. It is part of FRONTLINE's multiplatform Un(re)solved initiative.

Extras + Features

  • "Lies, Politics and Democracy" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Lies, Politics and Democracy" - Preview

    S2022 E12 - 31s

    FRONTLINE’s season premiere investigates American political leaders and choices they made
    that have undermined and threatened democracy in the U.S.

    In a two-hour documentary special premiering ahead of the 2022 midterms, FRONTLINE examines how officials fed the public lies about the 2020 presidential election and embraced rhetoric that led to political violence.

  • "Afghanistan Undercover" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Afghanistan Undercover" - Preview

    S2022 E11 - 31s

    An undercover investigation into the Taliban’s crackdown on women in Afghanistan. FRONTLINE correspondent Ramita Navai finds women who are being punished by the regime and confronts Taliban officials.

  • "Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack" - Preview

    S2022 E10 - 31s

    A dramatic and intimate look inside the Russian assault on Kharkiv. FRONTLINE follows displaced families trying to survive underground, civilians caught in the fight and first responders risking their lives amid the shelling of Ukraine’s second largest city.

  • "Facing Eviction" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Facing Eviction" - Preview

    S2022 E9 - 31s

    Why have American families struggled to keep their homes during the COVID pandemic, despite a federal ban on evictions? With Retro Report, FRONTLINE offers an intimate look at the United States’ affordable housing crisis through the eyes of tenants, landlords, judges and law enforcement.

  • "Police on Trial" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Police on Trial" - Preview

    S2022 E8 - 31s

    With Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters from the Star Tribune, the documentary "Police on Trial" investigates the Minneapolis police, from the murder of George Floyd and subsequent protests, to the trial of Derek Chauvin, to the struggle for accountability.

  • "The Power of Big Oil (Part Two: Doubt)" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "The Power of Big Oil (Part Two: Doubt)" - Preview

    S2022 E6 - 31s

    FRONTLINE examines the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change. Part Two of this three-part series explores the industry’s efforts to stall climate policy, even as evidence about climate change grew more certain in the new millennium.

  • "The Power of Big Oil" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "The Power of Big Oil" - Preview

    S2022 E5 - 31s

    The fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change. This three-part series from FRONTLINE traces decades of casting doubt on the science, missed opportunities and the ongoing attempts to hold Big Oil to account.

  • "Plot to Overturn the Election" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Plot to Overturn the Election" - Preview

    S2022 E4 - 31s

    FRONTLINE and ProPublica examine how lies about election fraud in 2020 have made their way to the center of American politics and how a handful of people have had an outsized impact on the current crisis of democratic legitimacy in the United States.

  • "Pelosi's Power" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Pelosi's Power" - Preview

    S2022 E3 - 31s

    An examination of the powerful and polarizing Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. FRONTLINE's documentary traces Pelosi's life and legacy, how she has gained and wielded power across three decades, and how she has faced grave challenges to her leadership and to American democracy from Trump and his allies.

  • "Putin's Road to War" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Putin's Road to War" - Preview

    S2022 E2 - 31s

    FRONTLINE tells the story of what led to Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine, examining the events that shaped the Russian leader, the grievances that drive him and how a growing conflict with the West exploded into war in Europe.

  • "American Reckoning" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "American Reckoning" - Preview

    S2022 E1 - 31s

    FRONTLINE and Retro Report tell the story of the 1967 killing of Wharlest Jackson Sr., a local NAACP leader in Natchez, Mississippi. The documentary follows Jackson’s family as they search for the truth about what happened and examines the history of white supremacy in Natchez. It is part of FRONTLINE's multiplatform Un(re)solved initiative.

Schedule

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    Michael Flynn's Holy War

    Tuesday
    Oct 18

    1 Hour

    How retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn emerged as a leading conspiracy theorist, from QAnon to "Stop the Steal," and his ties to Christian nationalism.
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    Michael Flynn's Holy War

    Tuesday
    Oct 18

    1 Hour

    How retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn emerged as a leading conspiracy theorist, from QAnon to "Stop the Steal," and his ties to Christian nationalism.
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    Michael Flynn's Holy War

    Wednesday
    Oct 19

    1 Hour

    How retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn emerged as a leading conspiracy theorist, from QAnon to "Stop the Steal," and his ties to Christian nationalism.
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    FRONTLINE

    Michael Flynn's Holy War

    Wednesday
    Oct 19

    1 Hour

    How retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn emerged as a leading conspiracy theorist, from QAnon to "Stop the Steal," and his ties to Christian nationalism.
  • Image
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    FRONTLINE

    Michael Flynn's Holy War

    Wednesday
    Oct 19

    1 Hour

    How retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn emerged as a leading conspiracy theorist, from QAnon to "Stop the Steal," and his ties to Christian nationalism.
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    Michael Flynn's Holy War

    Thursday
    Oct 20

    1 Hour

    How retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn emerged as a leading conspiracy theorist, from QAnon to "Stop the Steal," and his ties to Christian nationalism.
  • Image
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    FRONTLINE

    Michael Flynn's Holy War

    Thursday
    Oct 20

    1 Hour

    How retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn emerged as a leading conspiracy theorist, from QAnon to "Stop the Steal," and his ties to Christian nationalism.

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