His most recent FRONTLINE productions:

  1.  Secrets, Politics and Torture, the secret history of the CIA’s controversial “enhanced interrogation” methods
  2. Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA, an investigation into the NRA, its political evolution and influence, and how it has consistently succeeded in defeating new gun control legislation
  3. Losing Iraq, the 90 minute film traces the U.S. role in the Iraq war from the 2003 invasion to the violent rise of the radical Jihadist group Isis;
  4. United States of Secrets, a two-hour report that delves inside Washington, DC and the NSA, piecing together the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11, 2001 and continues today- even after the revelations of its existence by Edward Snowden. The Baltimore Sun described the film as “simply the best and most important work of nonfiction television I’ve seen this year.” United States of Secrets won two Emmy Awards; a Peabody Award; a duPont-Columbia Award; and a Writers Guild of America Award.
  5. Money, Power and Wall Street the four-hour series that tells the inside story of the financial crisis, which won an Emmy Award and The George Polk Award
  6. Prior to Money, Power and Wall Street, he produced three other investigations of the recent financial crisis: the Emmy Award-winning The Warning, the unique story of a regulator’s warning about the dangers of derivatives in the 1990s; Breaking the Bank, an inside look into the complicated financial and political web threatening Bank of America; and Inside the Meltdown, a major investigation into the collapse of the American economy.
  7. Top Secret America, a yearlong examination into the huge, unwieldy, top-secret world the government has created since 9/11
  8. In the spring of 2008 he produced, directed and wrote the four-and-a-half-hour, two-part special Bush’s War, which won an Emmy.
  9. He has produced 10 films on the war on terror, including Cheney’s Law (Peabody Award); Endgame; The Lost Year in Iraq (Emmy Award); Rumsfeld’s War; The Torture Question (Emmy Award); The Dark Side; The War Behind Closed Doors, an analysis of the political infighting that led to the war with Iraq; and The Man Who Knew, the extraordinary saga of FBI Agent John O’Neill.
  10. League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis, a two-hour investigation revealing how, for years, the NFL worked to refute scientific evidence that the violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to alarming incidence of early-onset dementia; League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis won The George Polk Award and a Peabody Award.
  11. The Choice 2012, the quadrennial FRONTLINE special that examines the political and personal biographies of presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney (he also produced the special in 2008, which featured Barack Obama and John McCain, and the 2000 version on George W. Bush and Al Gore).
  12. The Anthrax Files, a reinvestigation into the anthrax case a decade after the attacks; and Obama’s Deal, a look at the push to reform health care.

Mike Kirk and the crew of FRONTLINE-Cheney’s Law at the 67th Annual Peabody Awards

David Fanning, Executive Producer and Raney Aronson-Rath, Deputy Executive Producer, photographed in the Frontline editing room, at WGBH, in Boston.  Photograph by Jonas Fredwall Karlsson.
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