Tonight on “Frontline:” A Close Look at Child Death Cases


PBS’ “Frontline” tonight teams up ProPublica and NPR for a joint investigation that  uncovers more than 20 child death cases in which people were jailed on medical evidence – involving abuse, assault and “shaken-baby syndrome” – that was later found unreliable or flat-out wrong.


When a child dies under suspicious circumstances, abuse is often suspected, but tonight’s “Frontline” episode finds that faulty forensics have contributed to wrongful conviction in accidental deaths.

“The Child Cases” is the first of three segments airing June 28 at 9 p.m. (

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Watch the full episode online now

and learn more about the science behind shaken-baby cases.

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