"The Rise of ISIS" and What to Do About It

A new PBS FRONTLINE documentary explores "The Rise of ISIS." Producer and reporter Martin Smith joins us to talk about his reporting from Iraq, chronicling the conditions that allowed for the so-called Islamic State to become so powerful. He was also on the ground when U.S. airstrikes began this summer.

We also check in with Senator Chris Murphy, who has been a vocal opponent to U.S. military intervention in the crisis, and with a Syrian peace activist who is a part of the Yale World Fellows program.

"The Rise of ISIS" premieres on CPTV, October 28 at 10:00 pm.


  • Martin Smith - FRONTLINE producer and reporter
  • Chris Murphy -¬†U.S. Senator from Connecticut
  • Rami Nakhla - Syrian peace activist and 2014 Yale World Fellow