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September 28, 2016

Watch Frontline: The Choice 2016 - Free PBS Documentary

Watch Frontline: The Choice 2016

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is Tuesday, November 8th and Americans will soon decide who will be our next President. Each presidential election the PBS series Frontline produces an election special that profiles the two major candidates. Their two-hour special aired last night on PBS and is now available to stream on their YouTube channel. This special covers the biographies of the frontrunners Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump, and the long and very different paths they took to reach this point. With interviews from biographers and people closest to each of the candidates you get an idea of what has driven these individuals throughout their careers. You'll hear the story of Hillary Clinton and her entry into Democratic politics from her years as first lady of Arkansas and then the United States, to her role as Senator of New York and Secretary of State. You'll also hear about the rise of Donald J. Trump, the wealthy American businessman who came of age in the 1980s and kept his brand alive into 1990s and became a reality TV star in the 2000s. You'll hear about the scandals and hardships they've faced throughout their long lives in the public eye and their persistence through it all in "Frontline: The Choice 2016".

Watch Frontline: The Choice 2016

And just to revisit some history you may want to check out the PBS Frontline documentaries from the past two presidential elections which are also available on YouTube:

Frontline: The Choice 2008

Frontline: The Choice 2012

Also Clinton and Trump sparred in their First Presidential Debate on Monday:

2016 First Presidential Debate: Trump vs. Clinton

In the First Presidential Debate Clinton and Trump touched on issues such as trade, foreign policy, race relations, and other key issues. The 90-minute debate is available on streaming video on YouTube and on MP3 audio download.

For another interesting debate check out this recent debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.:

Blame the Elites for the Trump Phenomenon

In this debate from Intelligence Squared U.S. the two sides argue over who is responsible for the rise of Donald Trump. One side argues that the Trump Phenomenon is due to the elites of both parties ignoring the voice of the declining American middle class. They argue that the political elite's devotion to special interests and their bailouts of the big banks has created frustration in middle America who have not seen much recovery from the financial disaster of 2008. The opposing side blames the voters and the media for the rise of Donald Trump, emphasizing that his rise is largely a response to his stirring up fears about immigration, crime, and terrorism. Neither side are particularly fans of the Trump Phenomenon, but they both offer interesting insight into how this unprecedented candidate has rose to such heights. The two-hour debate is available to stream on YouTube and also is available on MP3 audio download from the Intelligence Squared U.S. website.