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American Democracy and the Race for the White House

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FRONTLINE - The Choice 2020: Trump vs Biden

Tuesday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m. on air & streaming

Every four years, FRONTLINE tells the dual biography of the two presidential candidates that will step back and look beyond the heated political rhetoric, taking measure of the two individuals and the events that have shaped their lives and values.

PBS NewsHour Presidential Debate Specials

Tuesday, September 29; Wednesday, October 7; Thursday, October 15; Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. on air & streaming

PBS NEWSHOUR will provide coverage and analysis of the three presidential candidate debates and one vice presidential candidate debate.
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PBS NewsHour Special Coverage of the Presidential General Election

Tuesday, November 3 at 9:00 p.m. on air & streaming

In Detroit, rural Ohio, and Illinois, three women take on entrenched political systems in an effort to reshape local politics. Follow their journeys on and off the campaign trail and reveals how female candidates of color from different Midwest communities, support systems, and political parties demonstrate that even in local politics, the stakes are high.

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Statecraft: The Bush 41 Team

Tuesday, August 4 at 9:00 p.m. on air & streaming

Take a closer look at how President George H.W. Bush and his foreign policy team navigated thorny international crises such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, reunification of Germany, collapse of the Soviet Union, the Panama invasion, and the Gulf War.

FRONTLINE: Policing the Police

Tuesday, September 8 at 8:00 p.m. on air & streaming

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the country has once again erupted in protest about issues of race and policing. Amidst renewed calls for widespread police reform, FRONTLINE teams up with Jelani Cobb of the New Yorker to follow up on a 2016 film Policing the Police and look at the prospects of reform in Newark, NJ.

FRONTLINE: Race, Poverty and the Pandemic

Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. on air & streaming

FRONTLINE reports on the experience of poverty in America against the backdrop of the COVID outbreak, increasing racial tensions and a polarizing election. Set in Ohio, the film chronicles the day to day lives of children and their families as the endemic issues of race and poverty collide with the impact of the outbreak, which has had a disproportionate toll in the black community.

VOCES Building the American Dream

Tuesday, September 15 at 9:00 p.m. on air & streaming

FRONTLINE reports on the experience of poverty in America against the backdrop of the COVID outbreak, increasing racial tensions and a polarizing election. Set in Ohio, the film chronicles the day to day lives of children and their families as the endemic issues of race and poverty collide with the impact of the outbreak, which has had a disproportionate toll in the black community.

VOCES Latino Vote: Dispatches From the Battleground

Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m. on air & streaming

Travel to the battleground states of Nevada, Texas, Florida and Wisconsin in an exploration of what is important to Latinos in their lives today — and how they wield their political force in a presidential election where the margin for a candidate’s victory could rest in their hands.

FRONTLINE: Fragile Chains

Tuesday, October 6 at 9:00 p.m. on air & streaming

FRONTLINE investigates how the U.S. was left scrambling and desperate for critical medical equipment as the coronavirus swept the country.
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PBS Newshour: 2020 Vice Presidential Debate Live

Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. on air & streaming

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PBS Newshour: 2020 Presidential Debate Live

Thursday, October 15 and 22 at 7:00 p.m. on air & streaming

New Mexico Election Specials

District 3 Candidate Conversation

Congressional District 3: Candidate Conversation

Sunday, October 4 on air & streaming

Congressional District 2: Candidate Conversation

Thursday, October 8 on air & streaming

District 2 Candidate Conversation
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Congressional District 1: Candidate Conversation

Sunday, October 11 on air & streaming

Election 2020 U.S. Senate Debate

Sunday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m.

A debate in the race for the U.S. Senate, featuring Democratic candidate Ben Ray Lujan, Republican candidate Mark Ronchetti and Libertarian candidate Bob Walsh. The debate will feature input and questions from the New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative and Native American Voters Alliance.

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Independent Lens: Feels Good Man

Monday, October 19 at 9:00 p.m. on air & streaming

Artist Matt Furie finds his creation Pepe the Frog co-opted by the alt-right as an internet meme during the 2016 presidential campaign. “Feels Good Man” chronicles Furie’s attempt to reclaim his creation.
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Independent Lens: Represent

Monday, October 26 at 9:00 p.m. on air & streaming

In Detroit, rural Ohio, and Illinois, three women take on entrenched political systems in an effort to reshape local politics. Follow their journeys on and off the campaign trail and reveals how female candidates of color from different Midwest communities, support systems, and political parties demonstrate that even in local politics, the stakes are high.