FRONTLINE: The Choice 2020

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In the midst of a historic pandemic, economic hardship, and a reckoning with racism, this November Americans will decide who will lead the nation for the next four years: President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden.  And before the votes are cast, as it has for every election since 1988, FRONTLINE will present The Choice — its critically acclaimed election year special offering interwoven investigative biographies of both major-party candidates.  The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, the two-hour documentary tells the story of a deeply divided nation though the lives of the two men who want to lead it.

From veteran chronicler of U.S. politics Michael Kirk, who with his team has made four prior installments of The Choice and nearly 20 documentaries about the Trump and Obama eras, this two-hour FRONTLINE special will be a unique primer for voters on the eve of the election. It is a guide to what Americans can expect from the president who will be sworn in on January 20, 2021 to lead a country in crisis.  Through revealing interviews with those who know Trump and Biden best, The Choice 2020 will offer a deeply reported narrative arc of both candidates’ lives.

Airdates

Tuesday, September 22, at 9pm on ThinkTV16
Friday, September 25, at 9pm on ThinkTV14