More than two years after the U.S. left Iraq, the country is falling into chaos and threatening to pull the Obama administration back into the conflict. Parts of Iraq including Mosul in the north and much of Anbar Province in the west are now under control of ISIS, or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Meanwhile political leaders in Baghdad are struggling to keep the country together. “Losing Iraq,” a new PBS Frontline report airing Tuesday on SDPB-TV, explores how events reached this point. It explores the U.S.

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Sixty years ago in the Brown vs Board of Education ruling, the Supreme Court declared racially segregated unconstitutional. Ten years later President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act which guaranteed all Americans equal protection under the law. Under Johnson, the federal government began an aggressive push to integrate schools. But the racial divide in schools has grown over the past couple decades.

FRONTLINE: United States of Secrets

May 13, 2014

How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans?  As the national debate over safety vs. privacy rages, FRONTLINE presents a two-part series called "United States of Secrets" (May 13 & 20) that tells the inside story of the U.S. government's massive secret surveillance program - from 9/11, to the Edward Snowden revelations, up through the present.  Filmmaker Jim Gilmore, reporter and co-producer of Part 1, visited with Karl Gehrke about FRONTLINE's "United States of Secrets."  SDPB-TV airs FRONTLINE Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

"TB Silent Killer"

Mar 24, 2014

Frontline's "TB Silent Killer" airs on SDPB-TV Tuesday, March 25th at 9:00 pm, Central; 8 pm, Mountain. Tuberculosis was once thought to be a disease of the past. But with more than 8 million new infections every year, virulent new drug-resistant strains emerging faster than ever, and outbreaks occurring across the world (including in Europe and the United States), TB - passed simply by a cough or a sneeze - has become the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease on the planet.

FRONTLINE: Secrets Of The Vatican

Feb 25, 2014

A year ago, after receiving a confidential dossier on troubles in the Catholic Church, Benedict XVI became the first Pope in nearly 600 years to resign.  In "Secrets of the Vatican," FRONTLINE exposes the threats and scandals that rocked Benedict's papacy: a far reaching clergy sex abuse crisis; money laundering and corruption at the Vatican Bank; and Vatileaks - the release of internal documents revealing cronyism, power struggles and allegations of blackmail within the Holy See.  Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke was joined by award winning director Antony Thomas who spent a year on this pro

FRONTLINE: Generation Like

Feb 13, 2014

Thanks to social media, today's teens are able to directly interact with their culture - artists, celebrities, movies, brands and even one another - in ways never before possible.  But is that real empowerment or do marketers still hold the upper hand?  In "Generation Like," author and FRONTLINE correspondent Doug Rushkoff explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media - and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers.  "Generation Like" can be seen Tuesday, February 18, at 9:00 p.m.

FRONTLINE: Secret State Of North Korea

Jan 13, 2014

Just two years on the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea's Kim Jong-Un is the world's youngest dictator, ruling one of the world's most isolated countries with an iron fist. Like his father and grandfather, he is trying to maintain tight control over what the world sees of North Korea - and what North Koreans see of the world. But as FRONTLINE reveals in Secret State of North Korea, cracks are starting to appear in the regime's information barrier, and it's becoming more porous.

FRONTLINE "Outlawed In Pakistan"

May 28, 2013

In the FRONTLINE documentary, "Outlawed in Pakistan," filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann trace an alleged rape victim's odyssey through her country's justice system.  In Pakistan, women and girls who allege rape are often more strongly condemned than their alleged rapists.  Some are even killed by their own families.  Nosheen and Schellmann also documented the alleged rapists' quest to clear their names.  The program airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

FRONTLINE "The Retirement Gamble"

Apr 23, 2013

For many Americans, traditional retirement is now a pipe dream.  Nearly 17% believe they'll never retire at all.  Who is to blame?  FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith presents an eye-opening investigation of a financial services industry that may be draining your retirement savings with every passing year.  FRONTLINE's "The Retirement Gamble" airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

Syria Behind The Lines

Apr 10, 2013

In the rural heartland of Syria's countryside, the bloody uprising against President Bashar Al Assad has taken a turn.  In the FRONTLINE documentary "Syria Behind the Lines," which aired Tuesday night on SDPB-TV, award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert lives on both sides of Syria's sectarian frontline, witnessing the devastating effects of a religious feud that is shaping Syria's future.

FRONTLINE "Kind Hearted Woman"

Apr 1, 2013

In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland has created an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau (now Robin Poor Bear), a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota's Spirit Lake Reservation.  Sutherland followed Robin over three years as she struggled to raise her children, further her education, and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child.  Sutherland and Poor Bear joined Dakota Midday Monday to discuss "Kind Hearted Woman," a special co-presentation of FRONTLINE and Independent Lens.  It airs M

Dropout Nation

Sep 25, 2012

The FRONTLINE special, "Dropout Nation," airs tonight at 8 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.  Every year, hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the United States quit high school without diplomas.  FRONTLINE spent a semester immersed in Sharpstown High School in Houston, once a notorious "dropout factory," to produce a portrait of four students in crisis and the teachers, counselors and principal waging a daily struggle to get them to graduate.  Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke is joined by FRONTLINE producer Frank Koughan.