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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
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
'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
"... Lies laced with anger and hate spread fastest."
MARIA RESSA, renowned journalist and CEO of Philippine news site Rappler

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Taking Office in a Time of Crisis: 16 Documentaries on Key Issues Biden Inherits
These 16 FRONTLINE documentaries offer context on some of the biggest challenges the new administration faces.
January 19, 2021
An Impeachment and an Inauguration
The Biden administration is set to begin as America copes with a chaotic start to the new year: from an insurrection to a second impeachment of President Trump, all while the COVID-19 death toll reaches new heights. 
January 19, 2021
Nine Former Michigan Officials, Including Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder, Charged in Flint Water Crisis
More than six years after residents learned that they had been exposed to lead-contaminated drinking water and a deadly disease outbreak, top leadership in the state and city at the time have been indicted on criminal charges in connection with their role in the crisis.
January 14, 2021
Michigan Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder Charged in Flint Water Crisis
Michigan’s former governor Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday with willful neglect of duty for his role in the deadly Flint water crisis that poisoned residents and is still overshadowing the city.
January 13, 2021
Judge Rules U.S. Indian Health Service Must Disclose Sex-Abuse Report
The report was commissioned after a WSJ-FRONTLINE investigation revealed the agency’s failure to protect patients from a pedophile doctor.
January 13, 2021
What Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Said in the Lead Up to the Capitol Riot
Leading up to the attack, Jones had been at the forefront — along with several other Trump supporters — of amplifying false claims that the election had been rigged.
January 12, 2021
Charges Expected for Former Gov. Snyder, Top Officials for Flint Water Crisis
Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and some of his top health officials and aides are expecting criminal charges for their roles in the Flint water crisis, according to two lawyers involved in the case.
January 12, 2021