Politics
9:45 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Learn more about the rise and rapid fall of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Thursday at 7 pm

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, veteran Middle East correspondents Martin Smith (“Obama’s War,” “Return of the Taliban,” “Revolution in Cairo”) and Charles Sennott of GlobalPost (“Revolution in Cairo”) 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.

Frontline "Egypt in Crisis" airs on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3.

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.