Coming in November on FRONTLINE | Terror in Little Saigon | FRONTLINE | PBS


Between 1981 and 1990, 5 Vietnamese-American journalists in cities throughout the U.S. had been murdered. Many others locally had been intimidated and attacked.

Who was accountable for this reign of terror — and why has that query gone unanswered for thus lengthy?

On November 3, FRONTLINE and ProPublica will unveil Terror in Little Saigon, a gripping multiplatform investigation that reopens a home terrorism case that has gone unsolved for many years.

Then, on November 17, FRONTLINE makes a harmful journey into the world of ISIS in Afghanistan — revealing on movie for the primary time the diploma to which militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State are gaining a foothold within the nation, and the way they’re focusing their efforts on coaching a brand new technology of jihadists.

Additionally this month, we’ll deliver you an encore presentation of Gunned Down: The Energy of the NRA, our January 2015 take a look at how the group has turn into such a profitable power in American politics.

Right here’s a better take a look at our November lineup:

Assaults on journalists usually spur outrage. However for essentially the most half, the murders of 5 Vietnamese-American journalists on American soil a number of a long time in the past had been missed by the mainstream press, and the victims have been forgotten. Correspondent A.C. Thompson and director/producer Rick Rowley reopen this long-dormant case, uncovering a path that results in a paramilitary group whose final objective was to restart the Vietnam Warfare — and which operated a secret assassination squad within the U.S. focusing on its critics. A collaborative investigation in partnership with ProPublica.

How did the NRA evolve from a bunch of gun fans and sportsmen with minimal political focus, to a strong lobbying power opposing any perceived infringement of the constitutional proper to bear arms? In Gunned Down, veteran filmmaker Michael Kirk investigates the NRA, its political evolution and affect, and the way it has constantly succeeded in defeating new gun management laws.

ISIS’s speedy enlargement throughout Iraq and Syria in 2014 shocked the world. Now, the group is on the rise in Afghanistan — and it says it’s getting younger youngsters to hitch the jihad. This particular report paperwork the group’s rising maintain, firsthand. It follows FRONTLINE correspondent Najibullah Quraishi (The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan) on a harmful journey inside ISIS-held territory in Afghanistan, the place native ISIS management invited him to movie inside a college the place kids as younger as three are taught “jihad classes.” Additionally this hour: a second phase exploring a Pakistan police unit’s struggle in opposition to the Taliban.

Examine your native PBS listings right here.


Patrice Taddonio

Patrice Taddonio, Digital Author & Viewers Growth Strategist, FRONTLINE



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