Skip to main content









Donation Heart Ribbon


Airs Friday, April 2, 2010 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: Juan Grarup/NOOR

Above: Photo of a pregnant woman walking through the rubble after the earthquake in Haiti. In the aftermath of one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history, survivors in Haiti were left without food, water or shelter.

On January 12, 2010, Haiti was leveled by one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history. Those responsible for handling the catastrophe, including the Haitian state and the United Nations, were crippled by the magnitude of the disaster and struggled to respond.

Join the Discussion

How should the world help Haiti? Share your thoughts.

In the confused aftermath, survivors were left without food, water or shelter. "Frontline" correspondent Martin Smith and team arrived in Port-au-Prince within days and in this powerful report bears witness to the disaster and the ill-coordinated relief efforts in the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Drawing on interviews with key officials and humanitarian experts from Port-au-Prince to New York, "The Quake" asks, can the world do better? And how?

Watch video excerpts and the full program online beginning March 30, 2010.

Trailer: Frontline: The Quake

"Frontline" bears witness to the devastation in Haiti and asks: can the world do better in the face of the next natural disaster?

Want more KPBS news?
Find us on Twitter and Facebook, or subscribe to our newsletters.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.