FRONTLINE

Tuesdays, throughout October at 9:00pm

Experience powerful investigative storytelling that answers only to you. From criminal justice to politics to global issues, the reporting of PBS’ flagship public affairs series takes you inside the controversial, complex stories shaping our times.

On Tuesday, October 7th, did Texas execute an innocent man? FRONTLINE re-investigates the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed for the arson deaths of his three children. The film asks new questions about a key prosecution witness and science that raises doubts about whether the fatal fire was really arson.

Tuesday, October 14 at 10pm

FRONTLINE investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people. Also this hour: An exclusive interview with the family of a young man who died in a nightmare bacteria outbreak that swept through a hospital at the National Institutes of Health.

Tuesday, October 21st & 28th at 10pm

Over two weeks, FRONTLINE examines the chaos in Iraq, the rise of ISIS and the U.S. role in the conflict. Part One revisits FRONTLINE reporting on U.S. missteps in Iraq since 2003, and how, as American troops withdrew, the stage was set for a deadly adversary to rise up.

On October 28th, FRONTLINE examines the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS. As part of a special FRONTLINE series, correspondent Martin Smith reports from Iraq on how the country began coming undone after the American withdrawal and what it means for the U.S. to be fighting there again.