FRONTLINE "Divided States of America"

FRONTLINE "Divided States of America"

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 9:00pm

Pictured: U.S. Capitol

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The inside story of Obama’s presidency, the civil war within the Republican party, and turning points over the past eight years that exposed simmering divisions among the American people.

FRONTLINE presents television’s most comprehensive exploration of the Obama era: a four-hour, two-night series called Divided States of America, airing Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Featuring new, in-depth interviews with White House officials, Cabinet members, and senior Congressional leaders from both parties, as well as one of the richest archives in broadcast journalism, Divided States examines how Barack Obama’s promise of change and unity — and his belief in the possibility of bipartisanship — quickly collided with political realities and racially-charged resistance.