FRONTLINE: Egypt in Crisis

FRONTLINE: Egypt in Crisis

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:00pm

Protesters in Cairo march in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who won Egypt’s first free and fair elections in June 2012, but was overthrown by the military a year later.

Credit: Courtesy of Mosa'ab Elshamy

Examine the rise and rapid fall of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. 

It took 80 years to rise to power, but now, after only 12 months, the Muslim Brotherhood has been ousted by its longtime foe — the Egyptian military. In a special FRONTLINE report, airing Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV, veteran Middle East correspondents Martin Smith and Charles Sennott of GlobalPost examine the rise and rapid fall of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. How did the Brotherhood lose control? Could the U.S. have done anything to alter the course of events in Egypt? With unique access to the Brotherhood’s leadership, FRONTLINE follows the Islamist movement as it plots its next move.