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The Political Fight over the Supreme Court

On Night of Ginsburg’s Death, McConnell Pushed Trump to Nominate Amy Coney Barrett
An excerpt from FRONTLINE’s ‘Supreme Revenge: Battle for the Court’ goes inside Sen. McConnell’s swift maneuvering to achieve a 6-3 conservative majority.
November 24, 2020

2020 Through the Eyes of Americans

Capturing 'American Voices' in a Year of Turmoil
When the pandemic hit, Dr. Blair Woodbury picked up the phone. He called his old friend, filmmaker Mike Shum, and urged him to get out and start recording the first draft of history.
November 21, 2020
Behind ‘American Voices’: How 2 Dozen Cinematographers Followed People Across the Country for FRONTLINE’s Latest Film Documenting 2020
A documentarian and a doctor joined forces with cinematographers in roughly 12 states to capture a first draft of 2020 history as intimately yet safely as possible.
November 17, 2020
'I Have Someone Else's Lungs': Meet a 28-Year-Old Who Survived COVID-19 via a Double Lung Transplant
Mayra Ramirez, 28, was among the first known COVID-19 patients in the U.S. to receive new lungs. She shares her story in ‘American Voices: A Nation in Turmoil.’
November 17, 2020
A Look at the Places Behind ‘American Voices: A Nation in Turmoil'
To lend broad insight into the communities featured in FRONTLINE's 2020 post-election special, we’ve looked to census, city, county and state data for some key stats.
November 18, 2020

The Ballot in 2020

Trump Wants a Wisconsin Recount. If You Need a Refresher, Here's How Recounts Work.
With Joe Biden projected to win the state by a narrow margin, the Trump Campaign said it would seek a Wisconsin recount. Here's how recounts work.
November 4, 2020
They Faced a Chaotic Primary. Now Wisconsin Voters Are Trying to Make Sure Their Ballots Count
In the April primary, these Wisconsin voters faced barriers to casting their ballots. Now they’re fighting for their vote to count in the presidential election.
November 3, 2020
Students Registered. But Will They Cast Ballots? College Vote Unpredictable Heading into Election Day
Heading into Election Day, a promising bloc of young voters — students — remains unpredictable, despite high registration rates.
November 2, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Could Disenfranchise Wisconsin Voters
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to extend the absentee ballot deadline in Wisconsin wasn't a surprise to election officials but could disenfranchise thousands of voters in a state with nearly 300,000 absentee ballots outstanding.
October 29, 2020
"I’ve been studying American elections for years, but I’ve never seen anything like this moment: the threat of a constitutional crisis over an election where the votes of many Americans, especially people of color, may not count."
JELANI COBB, Correspondent

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Unlike other places, where the Trump campaign has pursued statewide recounts, the Wisconsin request was limited to Dane and Milwaukee Counties, where Biden held solid leads.
November 25, 2020
7 New Documentaries to Watch over Thanksgiving Break in 2020
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November 25, 2020
‘I'm Not A Monster’: Who's Who from the Podcast
Meet the key players in 'I Am Not A Monster,' a special podcast series on how an American mother ended up in the heart of ISIS' self-declared caliphate.
November 24, 2020
On Night of Ginsburg’s Death, McConnell Pushed Trump to Nominate Amy Coney Barrett
An excerpt from FRONTLINE’s ‘Supreme Revenge: Battle for the Court’ goes inside Sen. McConnell’s swift maneuvering to achieve a 6-3 conservative majority.
November 24, 2020
Capturing 'American Voices' in a Year of Turmoil
When the pandemic hit, Dr. Blair Woodbury picked up the phone. He called his old friend, filmmaker Mike Shum, and urged him to get out and start recording the first draft of history.
November 21, 2020