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Boeing's Fatal Flaw

54m 22s

In an investigation with The New York Times, FRONTLINE examines the commercial pressures, flawed design and failed oversight behind Boeing’s 737 Max jet and the crashes that killed 346 people.

Episodes

  • Death Is Our Business/Love, Life & the Virus: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Death Is Our Business/Love, Life & the Virus

    S2021 E6 - 54m 22s

    At Black-owned funeral homes in New Orleans, COVID-19 reshapes the grieving process. How the pandemic has transformed mourning in a city known for its jazz-filled funerals. Also in this hour, the story of a mom's fight to survive the virus and see her newborn.

  • Iraq's Assassins/COVID in Yemen: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Iraq's Assassins/COVID in Yemen

    S2021 E5 - 54m 22s

    How Iranian-backed Shia militias are terrorizing Iraq. FRONTLINE investigates allegations that militias are threatening and killing critics with impunity and targeting U.S. interests. Also in this hour, how COVID is worsening Yemen's humanitarian crisis.

  • China's COVID Secrets: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    China's COVID Secrets

    S2021 E4 - 1h 24m

    The untold story of the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and how China responded. Chinese scientists and doctors, international disease experts and health officials reveal missed opportunities to suppress the outbreak, and lessons for the world.

  • Trump's American Carnage: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trump's American Carnage

    S2021 E3 - 54m 22s

    From his first days as president to his last, how Trump stoked division, violence, and insurrection. FRONTLINE investigates Trump’s siege on his enemies, the media, and even the leaders of his own party, who for years ignored the warning signs of what was to come.

  • President Biden: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden

    S2021 E2 - 54m 22s

    FRONTLINE tells the story of how crisis and tragedy prepared Joe Biden to become America’s next president. Those who know him best describe the searing moments that shaped President-elect Biden and what those challenges reveal about how he will govern.

  • A Thousand Cuts: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Thousand Cuts

    S2021 E1 - 1h 39m

    With press freedom under threat in the Philippines, "A Thousand Cuts" goes inside the escalating war between the press and the government. The documentary follows Maria Ressa, a renowned journalist who has become a top target of President Duterte's crackdown on the news media.

Extras + Features

  • "Taliban Takeover" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Taliban Takeover" - Preview

    S2021 E19 - 31s

    The Taliban take over Afghanistan, and the threat of ISIS and Al Qaeda intensifies. On the ground, reporter Najibullah Quraishi investigates uncertainty and fear among the Afghan people and revisits the lead-up to the U.S. defeat and the Taliban’s return.

  • "Boeing's Fatal Flaw" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Boeing's Fatal Flaw" - Preview

    S2021 E18 - 31s

    In an investigation with The New York Times, FRONTLINE examines the commercial pressures, flawed design and failed oversight behind Boeing’s 737 Max jet and the crashes that killed 346 people.

  • "America After 9/11" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "America After 9/11" - Preview

    S2021 E17 - 31s

    From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker and chronicler of U.S. politics Michael Kirk and his team, this documentary traces the U.S. response to the September 11 terrorist attacks and the devastating consequences that unfolded across three presidencies. This two-hour special offers an epic re-examination of the decisions that changed the world and transformed America.

  • "In the Shadow of 9/11" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "In the Shadow of 9/11" - Preview

    S2021 E16 - 31s

    How seven men in Miami were indicted for the biggest alleged Al Qaeda plot since 9/11. From the director of "Leaving Neverland," the bizarre story of an FBI sting that led to a terror prosecution, though the men had no weapons or connection to Al Qaeda.

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

    "Leaving Afghanistan" - Preview

    S2021 E15 - 31s

    FRONTLINE investigates the consequences of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. With exclusive access to a militant wing of the Taliban, correspondent Najibullah Quraishi tells the story of Iran’s growing influence across Afghanistan. Also this hour, a report on politics and rape in India.

  • Leaving Afghanistan: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Leaving Afghanistan

    S2021 E15 - 25m 33s

    FRONTLINE investigates the consequences of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. With exclusive access to a militant wing of the Taliban, correspondent Najibullah Quraishi tells the story of Iran’s growing influence across Afghanistan.

  • India's Rape Scandal: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    India's Rape Scandal

    S2021 E15 - 28m 47s

    FRONTLINE investigates a wave of shocking rape cases in India and allegations of cover-ups, despite the fact that the country's government has vowed zero tolerance.

  • "The Power of the Fed" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "The Power of the Fed" - Preview

    S2021 E14 - 31s

    When COVID struck, the Federal Reserve stepped in to try to avert economic crisis. As the country’s central bank continues to pump billions of dollars into the financial system daily, who is benefitting and at what cost?

  • "Germany's Neo-Nazis & the Far Right" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Germany's Neo-Nazis & the Far Right" - Preview

    S2021 E13 - 30s

    FRONTLINE investigates the rise of far-right extremism and violence in Germany. The documentary traces how extremists have carried out terror plots and attacks on Jews and migrants, infiltrated the security services, and what authorities are doing to confront the growing problem.

  • "The Jihadist" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "The Jihadist" - Preview

    S2021 E12 - 31s

    A powerful Syrian militant called a terrorist by the U.S. seeks a new relationship with the West. In his first interview with a Western journalist, former Al Qaeda commander Abu Mohammad al-Jolani says his fight is with Syrian President Assad, not the U.S.

  • "The Healthcare Divide" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "The Healthcare Divide" - Preview

    S2021 E11 - 31s

    FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the growing inequities in American healthcare exposed by COVID-19. The documentary examines how pressure to increase profits and uneven government support is widening the divide between rich and poor hospitals, endangering care for the most needy.

  • "Escaping Eritrea" - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Escaping Eritrea" - Preview

    S2021 E10 - 31s

    An unprecedented undercover investigation into one of the world’s most repressive regimes — Eritrea. Exclusive secret footage and testimony shed new light on shocking allegations of torture, arbitrary detention and indefinite forced conscription.

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