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FRONTLINE: The Mueller Investigation

Airs Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Thursday, May 16 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2

Inside the investigation that brought the country to the verge of a constitutional crisis

In response to conclusions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, PBS presents “The Mueller Investigation,” a collaboration from FRONTLINE and PBS NEWSHOUR.

The 90-minute special is a comprehensive review and analysis of what we know about Mueller’s findings, how we, as a nation, got to this moment and where we are likely to go from here.

The Mueller Investigation

For two years, special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has dominated headlines. Drawing from interviews with U.S. officials, Trump advisers, legal experts and journalists, FRONTLINE offers an inside look into the investigation that President Donald Trump has continually deemed a "witch hunt."

PBS NEWSHOUR anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff will introduce the in-depth reporting of award-winning FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team ("Putin’s Revenge," "The Choice 2016," "Trump’s Showdown"), chronicling the dramatic events that led the White House and the nation to this moment, followed by a thought-provoking discussion and analysis of Mueller’s findings with in-studio guests, anchored by Woodruff.

“At this important moment for our nation, Americans rely on PBS and our nearly 350 members stations for fair and reliable reporting,” says Perry Simon, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, PBS. “The historical context of Robert Mueller’s investigation provided by FRONTLINE coupled with the clear-eyed analysis from PBS NewsHour will provide our viewers with trustworthy insights and perspectives from our unparalleled news teams.”

“FRONTLINE and PBS NEWSHOUR have done extensive reporting on this administration as well as the Mueller investigation,” says FRONTLINE executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath. “This special broadcast is a great opportunity for us to partner with our colleagues at PBS NewsHour in a special report for the first time and collectively benefit from what we each do best.”

The FRONTLINE reporting draws on in-depth interviews with senior law enforcement officials, Trump insiders, attorneys, authors and journalists to chronicle the President’s unprecedented battle with the special counsel, the FBI, the Department of Justice and even his own attorney general. 

Following FRONTLINE’s documentary, Woodruff anchors a live discussion and analysis of Mueller’s conclusions with in-studio guests, offering insight into the report and what it means for the administration and the nation.

Related: The Mueller Investigation, Explained by Abby Johnston Digital Editor, FRONTLINE and Leila Miller Tow Journalism Fellow, FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School Fellowships

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Episodes of FRONTLINE become available for streaming on demand at simultaneously with each broadcast.

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A FRONTLINE and PBS NEWSHOUR production with Kirk Documentary Group, Ltd. The director is Michael Kirk. The producers are Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser, Jim Gilmore, Gabrielle Schonder and Philip Bennett. The writers are Michael Kirk and Mike Wiser. The reporters are Jim Gilmore and Gabrielle Schonder. The executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.

PBS NEWSHOUR is anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff. The executive producer is Sara Just. Senior producers for this special include James Blue, Richard Coolidge, Stephanie Kotuby, Mike Melia, and Beth Summers. Correspondents include White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins, and correspondent William Brangham.


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