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

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

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

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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Credits:

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