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The Power of Big Oil (Part One: Denial)

Season 2022 Episode 5 | 1hr 25m 17s

FRONTLINE examines the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change. Part One of this three-part series charts the fossil fuel industry's early research on climate change and investigates industry efforts to sow seeds of doubt about the science.

Aired: 04/18/22
The Power of Big Oil (Part One: Denial)
Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the Ford Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Park Foundation; and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation, and additional support from Koo and Patricia Yuen.
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The role of the Federal Reserve’s “easy money” policies in economic uncertainty.
The role of the Federal Reserve’s “easy money” policies in economic uncertainty.
Vladimir Putin’s clashes with U.S. presidents as he’s tried to rebuild the Russian empire.
Vladimir Putin’s clashes with U.S. presidents as he’s tried to rebuild the Russian empire.
Investigating the spyware Pegasus, sold to governments by the Israeli company NSO group.
FRONTLINE, The Associated Press and SITU map the atrocities in Bucha, Ukraine.
A family’s struggle to reunite after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
FRONTLINE, The Associated Press and SITU map the atrocities in Bucha, Ukraine.
Defiant Russians push back against Putin’s crackdown on critics of the war in Ukraine.
A look at political leaders and choices they made that threatened American democracy.
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The role of the Federal Reserve’s “easy money” policies in economic uncertainty.
Vladimir Putin’s clashes with U.S. presidents as he’s tried to rebuild the Russian empire.
Investigating the powerful spyware called Pegasus sold to governments around the world.
Investigating the powerful spyware called Pegasus sold to governments around the world.
A 2-part hour: Mapping atrocities in Bucha, Ukraine, and a family's struggle to reunite.
An undercover investigation into the Taliban’s crackdown on women in Afghanistan.
A dramatic and intimate look inside the Russian assault on Kharkiv.
Families struggle to keep homes during the pandemic, despite a federal ban on evictions.
An investigation of the Minneapolis police in the aftermath of George Floyd's murder.
The fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change.