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FRONTLINE: "Trump's Showdown"

Oct 2, 2018
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In The Moment ... October 2. 2018 Show 434 Hour 1

In a two-hour FRONTLINE special that begins tonight at 8:00 Central on SDPB-TV, the focus is on President Trump's fight against the investigation of his campaign and whether he obstructed justice.

"Trump's Showdown" follows the president's battle against the special counsel, the FBI and even his own attorney general.

Jim Gilmore, FRONTLINE producer, joined In The Moment for a preview on the documentary.

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In The Moment ... August 13, 2018 Show 399 Hour 1

As the New York Times' Tehran Bureau Chief, Thomas Erdbrink is one of just a few Western reporters allowed to work in Iran.

Tonight is the first of a two-night FRONTLINE series called "Our Man in Tehran," in which Erdbrink opens the front door to an Iran you may not know.

He shares encounters inside the closed society of Iran and visits with the country's people about the challenges of living under theocratic leadership. 

Thomas Erdbrink joined In The Moment with a preview of tonight's show. 

FRONTLINE: Trafficked In America

Apr 24, 2018
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In The Moment ... April 24, 2018 Show 322 Hour 1

"Trafficked in America," a joint FRONTLINE investigation with the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, premieres tonight on SDPB-TV at 9:00 p.m. Central.

Andres Cediel, a director, producer and writer of "Trafficked in America," details a trail of human trafficking that begins with teens in Guatemala and ends with them working outrageous hours in unacceptable conditions at Trillium Farms in rural Ohio.

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In the Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 311 Hour 2 

FRONTLINE investigates the high-stakes battle for control of the GOP in America. We talk with FRONTLINE producer/reporter Gabrielle Schonder about the public and behind-the-scenes rhetoric that stands to redefine the Republican Party.

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In The Moment ... February 27, 2018 Show 285 Hour 2

FRONTLINE's "Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia" looks at war in the Middle East, going far beyond headlines about a battle to defeat ISIS to look at what's at stake in the battle for dominance that kills indiscriminately.

FRONTLINE producer and correspondent Martin Smith talks to political and military leaders from both countries, gains access to Yemen for a look at devastation, and listens to experts on the violence . . . including those who are struggling to survive it.

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In The Moment ... February 13, 2018 Show 276 Hour 2

A new FRONTLINE film looks at the attempted crackdown on MS-13 in Long Island, New York. The documentary explores how the gangs took root in America, the brutal deaths of two girls that signaled an elevation of savagery, and the ensuing crackdown that seemed to target teenagers for acts as simple as writing the area code of their home country in their notebooks.

FRONTLINE'S "The Gang Crackdown" airs February 14 on SDPB-TV at 9 p.m. Central, 8 Mountain on SDPB-TV.

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In The Moment ... October 25, 2017 Show 206 Hour 2

A new FRONTLINE investigation looks at how Vladimir Putin came to see the United States as an enemy, and what he decided to do about it. Part one of Putin's Revenge airs tonight on FRONTLINE at 9 p.m. CT, 8 p.m. MT on SDPB-TV. Part Two is scheduled for November 1st. Mike Wiser has worked on more than 30 films for FRONTLINE. He joins us for the conversation.

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In The Moment ... October 18, 2017 Show 201 Hour 2

Tonight the PBS documentary series FRONTLINE presents the national broadcast premiere of Mosul – an extraordinary, inside look at the brutal battle to drive ISIS out of Iraq's second largest city, which some military commanders have described as the deadliest urban combat since World War II. Mosul airs tonight on FRONTLINE at 9:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV. We’re joined by producer James Jones.

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In The Moment ... October 10, 2017 Show 195 Hour 2

This week the Trump administration continues to roll back environmental protection policy. We talk with filmmaker James Jacoby about FRONTLINE: War on the EPA. It’s a look at how Scott Pruitt went from fighting the EPA to running the agency and what happens next in American environmental policy.

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In The Moment ... October 3, 2017 Show 190 Hour 2

It was a five second crime, decades in the making. What does the murder of North Korea's Kim Jong Nam tell us about his half-brother, Kim Jong Un? And what does it tell us about the world's next nuclear powered dictatorship? Tune in to tonight's FRONTLINE on SDPB-TV for the new investigation "North Korea's Deadly Dictator." Joining us is Jane McMullen, producer and director of the program.

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In The Moment ... September 12, 2017 Show 175 Hour 2

Tonight SDPB-TV  brings you the special 90-minute broadcast premier of FRONTLINE's "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail." It's the saga of a Chinese-American family who own and operate Abacus Federal Savings in New York's Chinatown and became the only American bank prosecuted as a result of the 2008 financial crisis. We welcome filmmaker Steve James to the program.

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In The Moment ... May 23, 2017 Show 099 Hour 1

Steve Bannon made a career as a voice for the anti-establishment. Now he's chief strategist for President Donald Trump. For FRONTLINE's "Bannon's War," producers drew on nearly 30 in-depth interviews with political insiders, Bannon's former associates at Breitbart, authors, and journalists. It tells the story of one man's quest to transform America. You can see it tonight on SDPB-TV at 9 central, 8 mountain. Joining us today to talk about "Bannon's War," producer Gabrielle Schonder.

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In The Moment ... April 24, 2017 Show 078 Hour 2

Cellist Marta Simidtchieva is an active soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Dr. Simidtchieva is associate professor of cello at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she also is a member of the LeClaire Piano Trio and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. She visits Vermillion today and joins SDPB's Susan Hanson in the studio for a conversation about 20th Century cellists.

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In The Moment ... April 18, 2017 Show 074 Hour 1

“Vietnam Vets: Still Coming Home” is a monumental book that chronicles the monumental lives (as well as the mundane details) of Vietnam veterans before, during, and after the war. Joining us today in the studio are photographer Steve Feimer and Larry Tentinger.

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In The Moment ... March 20, 2017 Show 053 Hour 1

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Tonight at 9:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV, FRONTLINE and ProPublica present "Terror in Europe," an inside look at Europe's attempt to combat the terrorism threat as ISIS loses ground in the Middle East, but strikes out elsewhere. In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo, Paris and Brussels attacks, correspondent Sebastian Rotella examines why Europe remains so vulnerable. Rotella discussed the new FRONTLINE/ProPublica film on Dakota Midday.

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FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith joins Dakota Midday to discuss his new film, "Confronting ISIS." Smith investigates U.S. led efforts to defeat the terror group with on-the-ground reporting from Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey and candid interviews from inside Washington, D.C.'s corridors of power. "Confronting ISIS" is a two-hour FRONTLINE special that airs Tuesday (10/11) at 8:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most polarizing presidential candidates in modern history.

Tonight, FRONTLINE’s acclaimed election-year series, “The Choice,” returns — going behind the headlines to investigate what has shaped these two candidates, where they came from, how they lead and why they want one of the most difficult jobs imaginable. FRONTLINE airs at 8:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

FRONTLINE first examined the story of for-profit colleges in 2010, investigating allegations of fraud and predatory behavior. Now correspondent Martin Smith continues his work with by turning the lens on Corinthian Colleges and others.

Smith joins Dakota Midday to discuss "A Subprime Education."

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Lori Walsh speaks with James Jacoby, writer/producer/director of the new FRONTLINE documentary “Policing the Police.” 

Jacoby examines Newark, New Jersey’s history of police abuses and the deep-rooted challenges of fixing a broken relationship with the community. More than a year in the making, it’s a provocative journey inside one of many police departments across the country that’s now being forced to reform by the Justice Department.

ISIS did not exactly come out of nowhere. There were warning signs, strategic missteps, and political decisions that got us where we are today … and where ISIS is today. A new FRONTLINE investigates the “Secret History of ISIS.” It premiers on SDPB-TV on Tuesday, May 17. 9 p.m Central, 8 p.m. Mountain.

Joining Dakota Midday to lay out the history of the brutal terrorist group is FRONTLINE producer and reporter Jim Gilmore. 

FRONTLINE brings you "Children of Syria" tonight on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

Filmmaker Marcel Mettelsiefen talks with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh about telling the truth and making art amidst the rubble and hope of the human experience.

Tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. CT, SDPB-TV airs the premiere of the new FRONTLINE documentary “Chasing Heroin.” 

This intense documentary explores how America is experimenting with radical new approaches to the drug problem in the face of a heroin epidemic.  Following four addicts in Seattle, the film probes U.S. drug policy and investigates what happens when addiction is treated like a public health crisis, not a crime. 

Dakota Midday host sits down with Walt Bogdanich, an investigative reporter at The New York Times FRONTLINE correspondent. 

FRONTLINE premieres “The Fantasy Sports Gamble,” a collaboration with the New York Times, tonight at 9:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV and online at pbs.org/frontline. 

It's estimated that half of all Americans take a health supplement every day, from fish oil to multivitamins to diet pills.  The booming $30 billion plus vitamins and supplements industry says these products can make consumers healthier, but "Supplements and Safety," a new FRONTLINE investigation with the New York Times and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, raises troubling questions.  Director/producer Neil Docherty discussed the episode which premieres Tuesday night (1/19) at 9:00 p.m.

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Dr. Tim Schorn, Director, International Studies and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science/International Studies at the University of South Dakota.  

Dakota Midday: "Immigration Battle"

Oct 20, 2015
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Tuesday night (10/20) at 8:00 p.m.

Dr. Patrick Hicks, Writer-in-Residence at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, and Liz Patro, a Portland, Oregon-based writer whose short stories and essays have appeared in over two-dozen literary journals and magazines join Dakota Midday.

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Last August ISIS moved into the Yazidi homeland in northern Iraq, killed hundreds of Yazidi men and abducted hundreds of the minority sect’s women and children. The women who have managed to escape tell horrific accounts of brutal sexual enslavement and the rape of Yazidi girls as young as nine.

A group of Yazidi women demands international help to rescue their relatives abducted by ISIS at a protest in a camp for displaced people in Dohuk, northern Iraq.

Last August ISIS moved into the Yazidi homeland in northern Iraq, killed hundreds of Yazidi men and abducted hundreds of the minority sect’s women and children. The women who have managed to escape tell horrific accounts of brutal sexual enslavement and the rape of Yazidi girls as young as nine.

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