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Al Qaeda in Yemen

Al Qaeda in Yemen

Frontline

A senior leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the Paris attack on the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that killed 12 people.

Putin's Way

Putin's Way

Frontline

Examine the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Putin’s reign in Russia.

60 min.

Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA

Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA

Frontline

Examine why, despite the national trauma over gun violence, Washington hasn’t acted.

60 min.

Stickup Kid

Stickup Kid

Frontline

Frontline tells the story of Alonza Thomas -- sent to adult prison in California at the age of 16 -- and how spending more than a decade behind bars impacted him.

The Madoff Affair

The Madoff Affair

Frontline

Unravel a scheme that lasted longer, reached wider and cut deeper than any business scandal in history.

60 min.

Firestone and the Warlord

Firestone and the Warlord

Frontline

Investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

90 min.

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