Frontline: Divided States


Divided States of America, Part 1

Examine the partisanship that gridlocked Washington and charged the 2016 presidential campaign, the rise of populist anger on both sides of the aisle and the racial tensions that have erupted throughout the country. In this investigation of the deep political divisions and bitter polarization that grew during the Obama presidency, examine how Obama?s promise of change and unity collided with racial and political realities.

Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

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  • Friday, May 18 at 12:00 am on 12.1

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Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its debut on PBS as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 25 seasons is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.