FRONTLINE Discusses "The Virus That Shook The World"

Apr 23, 2021

In the Moment, April 23, 2021 Show 1034.

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  • We check in with the airport in Sioux Falls for a look at new flights, pandemic protocols, and travel over Spring break.

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Jan 26, 2021

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The sight of rioters storming their way into the Capital Building in Washington, D.C., shook the world. It was a chaotic end to the Trump presidency that, some say, was marked by division, distrust, and anger. In a new FRONTLINE, Trump's American Carnage tells the inside story of how Trump's presidency laid the groundwork for bitter division, violence and insurrection.

Trump's American Carnage premieres tonight at 9:00 Central/8:00 Mountain on SDPB-TV. 

Guest: Gabrielle Schonder, producer. 

FRONTLINE Preview: "President Biden"

Jan 19, 2021

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Preview: FRONTLINE "A Thousand Cuts"

Jan 8, 2021

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In The Moment … December 15, 2020 Show 961 Hour 2

Nearly four years in the making, Return from ISIS tells the story of an American mother and her children's journey from Indiana to the heart of the self-declared ISIS caliphate and back. Throughout the documentary, Samantha Elhassani claims she was tricked into taking her children to Syria by her husband, but where her account ends and the truth begins is a gray area.

Guest: Director, writer, and producer Josh Baker, director, writer, and producer

FRONTLINE, American Voices: A Nation in Turmoil

Nov 17, 2020

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FRONTLINE "America's Medical Supply Crisis"

Oct 5, 2020

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Frontline: "The Choice 2020 Trump vs. Biden"

Sep 22, 2020

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FRONTLINE "Policing the Police 2020"

Sep 15, 2020

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FRONTLINE: Love, Life and the Virus

Aug 6, 2020

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FRONTLINE: "COVID's Hidden Toll"

Jul 20, 2020

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A new FRONTLINE explores how the COVID crisis has hit vulnerable immigrants and undocumented workers. From award-winning filmmakers Daffodil Altan & Andrés Cediel, the film offers stories from the pandemic's invisible victims, including crucial farm and meat-packing workers who lack protections and have been getting sick. "COVID's Hidden Toll" premieres tomorrow night at 9:00 Central, 8:00 Mountain. You can also stream the new FRONTLINE episode at Joining us is filmmaker Daffodil Altan.


FRONTLINE "Once Upon a Time in Iraq"

Jul 13, 2020

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FRONTLINE: "Opioids, Inc."

Jun 23, 2020

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FRONTLINE: "The Virus, What Went Wrong"

Jun 16, 2020

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FRONTLINE: "Inside Italy's COVID War"

May 19, 2020
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FRONTLINE: Coronavirus Pandemic

Apr 21, 2020

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In The Moment ... February 14, 2020 Show 754 Hour 1

A new two-hour FRONTLINE documentary studies the rise of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos while investigating the global impact of the empire he built, including the darker side of the company's rapid growth.

"Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos" premieres Tuesday night at 8:00 Central / 7:00 Mountain on SDPB-TV and also

Joining us with a preview of the new FRONTLINE film is director, James Jacoby. He's a founding member of FRONTLINE's Enterprise Journalism Group.

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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

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.

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 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.

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.

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

FRONTLINE's "Flint's Deadly Water"

Sep 10, 2019

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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 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.

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 Producer/reporter Gabrielle Schonder joins In The Moment with a preview.

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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


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.

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.


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.