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In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 1

It's called a shelter, but the children cannot leave. Thousands of migrant children have been housed in facilities which human rights advocates say threaten to damage their mental health and disturb their development.

A new FRONTLINE partnership with the Associated Press investigates "Kids Caught in the Crackdown" Tuesday night. See the premiere on SDPB-TV at 9:00 p.m. Central/8:00 p.m. Mountain or online at PBS.org/FRONTLINE.

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In The Moment ... November 5, 2019 Show 694 Hour 1

Over the last four decades, automation has eliminated more jobs than have been lost to plants going offshore. The fear is now that AI could greatly quicken that trend.

FRONTLINE's new documentary, In the Age of AI, explores the promise of AI and the commercial applications of deep learning. Both fascinating and frightening, In the Age of AI is a powerful look at how this new technology is already changing our world.

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In The Moment ... October 29, 2019 Show 689 Hour 2

A year after the devastating Camp Fire in California, who's to blame and why was it so catastrophic?

Fire in Paradise, a new FRONTLINE episode, premieres Tuesday night at 9:00 Central/8:00 Mountain on SDPB-TV and online at pbs.org/frontline. Accounts from survivors and first-responders provide the inside story of the most destructive fire in California history, its causes, and the impact of climate change.

Senior Producer Dan Edge joins In The Moment from London for a preview of Fire in Paradise.

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In The Moment ... October 22, 2019 Show 684 Hour 2

When candidate Donald J. Trump ran for president, he was a political outsider who needed a key issue to rally Americans to his campaign. Meanwhile, Republican political outsiders Steve Bannon, Steven Miller, and Jeff Sessions were frustrated by how Republicans and Democrats were steadily working toward immigration reform. They saw an opportunity in a new candidate with a powerful voice.

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In The Moment ... October 1, 2019 Show 670 Hour 1

It's been one year since the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Tuesday, in a special two-hour season premiere of FRONTLINE, veteran filmmaker Martin Smith investigates Mohammed bin Salman, his vision for the future, his handling of dissent, and the murder of Khashoggi.

FRONTLINE's The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia airs at 8:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV. It's also streaming on PBS.org/frontline.

FRONTLINE's "Flint's Deadly Water"

Sep 10, 2019
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In the Moment ... September 10, 2019 Show 655 Hour 2 

When the state of Michigan switched Flint's water supply in 2014, Matt McFarland, operations supervisor at Flint's water treatment plant, warned others that the water was not safe to drink and that people would die.

FRONTLINE's "Flint's Deadly Water" premieres tonight at 9 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV and online at pbs.org/frontline. Joining us is the film's director Abby Ellis.  

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The executive producer of Frontline says local journalism is crucial to democracy in the United States.

During a morning fill-up conversation at The Garage in Rapid City, she says communities need to support their local news outlets.

The South Dakota Newspaper Association doesn’t keep solid data regarding the number of newspaper journalists today versus ten years ago. But the organization says some of the state’s largest dailies—in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen—have shrunk their newsrooms and operations considerably.

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In The Moment ... May 21, 2019 Show 580 Hour 1

It was the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing that descended into chaos before it even began. Yet, the groundwork for the partisan battle over the Brett Kavanaugh hearings was laid decades before during the confirmation hearings over another conservative judge - Robert Bork.

FRONTLINE's Supreme Revenge premieres Tuesday at 9:00 Central/8:00 Mountain on SDPB-TV and online at pbs.org/frontline. Producer/reporter Gabrielle Schonder joins In The Moment with a preview.

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In The Moment ... May 7 2019 Show 570 Hour 2

President Donald Trump's decision to put tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese imports last year shocked the system. Over the weekend, the president Tweeted that he would impose levies on additional goods, placing even more focus on the conflict between the world's two largest superpowers.

Correspondent and producer Laura Sullivan previews the FRONTLINE/NPR joint investigation Trump's Trade War. It airs Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV and at pbs.org/FRONTLINE.

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In The Moment ... April 30, 2019 Show 565 Hour 1

As children, they lived through "humanity's darkest hour." More than 70 years have passed since World War II and now FRONTLINE speaks with some of the last remaining survivors of the Holocaust.

Director Arthur Cary looks into their haunting memories and how their experiences continue to impact their daily lives.

FRONTLINE airs at 9:00 p.m. Central, Tuesday night on SDPB-TV.

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In The Moment ... April 23, 2019 Show 560 Hour 2

Thirty six years ago, FRONTLINE explored abortion in America in a groundbreaking investigation. Now, a new FRONTLINE returns to the originally featured abortion clinic in Philadelphia to meet the doctors, the protestors, and the women who believe their stories must be told.

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In The Moment ... March 19, 2019 Show 538 Hour 1

He gained the moniker of "The Butcher of Bosnia" and was convicted of war crimes including the massacre of more than 7000 men and boys after the brutal wars that devastated Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.

Learn more about "The Trial of Ratko Mladic" during a new FRONTLINE Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

Producer Henry Singer joins In The Moment host Lori Walsh.

FRONTLINE: Predator On The Reservation

Feb 12, 2019
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In The Moment ... February 12, 2019 Show 514 Hour 1

Dr. Stanley Patrick Weber was sent to work at the Indian Health Services facility in Pine Ridge after gaining an ugly and suspicious reputation at his previous IHS medical position in Browning, Montana on the Blackfeet Reservation. By the time he arrived in South Dakota, he had already been accused of sexually molesting multiple Native American boys.

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In The Moment ... November 20, 2018 Show 464 Hour 1

ProPublica and FRONTLINE reporter A.C. Thompson has been following the rise of white supremacist violence in America for several years.

FRONTLINE's "Documenting Hate: New American Nazis" seeks to answer the questions of where this hatred comes from by exposing the objectives of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen. FRONTLINE airs tonight at 8:00 pm. Central on SDPB-TV.

FRONTLINE "The Facebook Dilemma"

Oct 30, 2018
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In The Moment ... October 30, 2018 Show 450 Hour 1

Is Facebook more harmful than helpful? Has Facebook maintained their promise to create a more open and connected world?

In the wake of date breaches and the proliferation of "fake news" and disinformation, FRONTLINE premieres a new two-part documentary. FRONTLINE producer Anya Bourg discusses FRONTLINE's work which continues tonight at 9:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

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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