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Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Photo: Courtesy of left to right: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images; BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

'America's Great Divide' and the 2020 Election

Daniel Hautzinger

"This is really the most important political year coming that I have ever experienced," says Michael Kirk, the producer of Frontline's new, two-part documentary America's Great Divide. "I thought these films could be a kind of overture as the curtain goes up on the political year."
PBS NewsHour/Politico Democratic Debate

How to Watch the Final Democratic Presidential Debate of the Year

Daniel Hautzinger

Tonight at 7:00 pm CT, PBS NewsHour and POLITICO host the final Democratic presidential debate of the year, featuring Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.
Alderman Leon Despres in the Chicago City Council chamber

The Only Alderman Who Stood Up to Richard J. Daley

Daniel Hautzinger

“[Leon] Despres has been told to shut up – in one form or another – more than any grown man in Chicago," Mike Royko once wrote. "Throughout his career, he has been in the forefront of just about every decent, worthwhile effort to improve life in this city."
Raney Aronson-Rath of 'Frontline.' Photo: Jonas Fredwall Karlsson

The Executive Producer of 'Frontline' on Journalism's Challenges Today

Daniel Hautzinger

Raney Aronson-Rath believes that, for all its difficulties, the current period is "a golden age for serious journalism." The newest FrontlineThe Fish on My Plate, airs Tuesday, April 25 at 10:00 pm.
Sara Just, executive producer of PBS NewsHour.

The Executive Producer of 'PBS NewsHour' on Media in the Age of Trump

Daniel Hautzinger

"It's our job to hold power accountable. We did that before this White House, and we'll continue to do it." Sara Just discusses the role of long-form journalism in an era of fake news and antagonism towards traditional media. 
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