PBS Presents “The Mueller Report” – a Special Collaboration from FRONTLINE and PBS NewsHour
The Mueller Report
Airing Monday, March 25 at 8pm EST/7pm CST on PBS and online
In response to conclusions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, PBS presents The Mueller Report, a collaboration from FRONTLINE and PBS NewsHour, airing on Monday, March 25 on PBS at 8pm EST/7pm CST; PBS.org/frontline and PBS.org/NewsHour; the PBS Video App; and on NewsHour’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The 90-minute special is a comprehensive review and analysis of what we know about Mueller’s findings, how we, as a nation, got to this moment and where we are likely to go from here.
PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff will introduce the in-depth reporting of award-winning FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team (Putin’s Revenge, The Choice 2016, Trump’s Showdown), chronicling the dramatic events that led the White House and the nation to this moment, followed by a thought-provoking discussion and analysis of Mueller’s findings, anchored by Woodruff. Guests include President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Guiliani; Ambassador C. Boyden Gray, former counsel for the Reagan and H.W. Bush administrations; Mary McCord, former acting assistant Attorney General for National Security and former federal prosecutor; Matt Miller, former spokesman for the Department of Justice during the Obama administration; Robert Ray, former head of the Office of Independent Counsel during the Whitewater investigation; Robert Costa, Washington Post national political reporter and moderator of PBS’ Washington Week, White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, and Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins.
“At this important moment for our nation, Americans rely on PBS and our nearly 350 members stations for fair and reliable reporting,” says Perry Simon, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, PBS. “The historical context of Robert Mueller’s investigation provided by FRONTLINE coupled with the clear-eyed analysis from PBS NewsHour will provide our viewers with trustworthy insights and perspectives from our unparalleled news teams.”
“FRONTLINE and PBS NewsHour have done extensive reporting on this administration as well as the Mueller investigation,” says FRONTLINE executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath. “This special broadcast is a great opportunity for us to partner with our colleagues at PBS NewsHour in a special report for the first time and collectively benefit from what we each do best.”
PBS NewsHour executive producer and WETA senior vice president Sara Just added, “As the country seeks understanding and clarity, this joint PBS NewsHour-FRONTLINE collaboration will provide just that, while leaning on the strengths of both of our programs.”
The FRONTLINE reporting draws on in-depth interviews with senior law enforcement officials, Trump insiders, attorneys, authors and journalists to chronicle the President’s unprecedented battle with the special counsel, the FBI, the Department of Justice and even his own attorney general.
Following FRONTLINE’s documentary, Woodruff anchors a live discussion and analysis of Mueller’s conclusions with in-studio guests including Gray, McCord, Miller, and Ray, offering insight into the report and what it means for the administration and the nation.
The Mueller Report is a FRONTLINE and PBS NewsHour production with Kirk Documentary Group, Ltd. The director is Michael Kirk. The producers are Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser, Jim Gilmore, Gabrielle Schonder and Philip Bennett. The writers are Michael Kirk and Mike Wiser. The reporters are Jim Gilmore and Gabrielle Schonder. The executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.
PBS NewsHour is anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff. The executive producer of PBS NewsHour is Sara Just. Senior producers for this special include James Blue, Richard Coolidge, Stephanie Kotuby, Mike Melia, and Beth Summers. Correspondents include White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor and Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins.
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