FRONTLINE

America's Great Divide: From Obama to Trump (Part One)

Season 2020 Episode 2 | 1h 55m 13s

A two-part investigation into America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics. Part One of the documentary 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.

Aired: 01/13/20

Rating: NR

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