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FRONTLINE: America’s Great Divide: From Obama To Trump

Airs Monday, Jan. 13 and Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Barack Obama and Donald Trump. In

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Above: Barack Obama and Donald Trump. In "America’s Great Divide: From Obama To Trump," FRONTLINE investigates America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics.

FRONTLINE begins its 2020 election year coverage with a two-part, four-hour documentary series investigating America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics.

Episode 1 (Jan. 13) traces how Barack Obama’s promise of unity collapsed as increasing racial, cultural and political divisions laid the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump.

Episode 2 (Jan. 14) examines how Donald Trump’s campaign exploited the country’s divisions and how his presidency has unleashed anger on both sides of the divide.

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Megyn Kelly on Trump’s Attacks And Roger Ailes’ Response

Megyn Kelly speaks out about Donald Trump and Breitbart's attacks against her and Fox News after the 2015 GOP debate and how Fox News' then-CEO Roger Ailes responded, in FRONTLINE's documentary "America's Great Divide: From Obama to Trump." Coming to PBS January 13 and 14.

"America's Great Divide: From Obama to Trump" - Preview

An investigation into America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics. FRONTLINE traces how Barack Obama’s promise of unity collapsed as increasing racial, cultural and political divisions laid the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump, and how Trump's presidency has unleashed anger on both sides of the divide.

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Credits:

From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team. The executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.

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