THE CHOICE: Biden, Trump and the Election Battleground


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September 9, 2020


THE CHOICE: Biden, Trump and the Election Battleground

A Virtual Event in Partnership with the Columbia University

Wednesday, September 30th at 4:00pm EST

In the midst of a historic pandemic, economic hardship, and a reckoning with racism, this November Americans will decide who will lead the nation for the next four years: President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden. On September 29th, in the battleground state of Ohio, Trump and Biden will square off in the first televised presidential debate. The next day, join FRONTLINE and Columbia University for a virtual event to discuss the two major party candidates. 

The virtual event on September 30th will feature veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk highlighting the defining moments that shaped Trump’s and Biden’s lives, as they compete for the votes of people living in battleground states like Ohio.

It will include clips from the two-hour dual biography: The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden. The newest installment in FRONTLINE’s critically-acclaimed election-year series, the film showcases interviews with those who know Trump and Biden best and sheds new light on how they respond in times of crisis, their respective approaches to power, and their visions for America’s future at this pivotal juncture.

Michael Kirk: FRONTLINE Director, Co-Producer and Co-Writer of “The Choice 2020 — Trump vs. Biden”
John Judis: Author, “The Populist Explosion” and “The Nationalist Revival”
June Cross: FRONTLINE Producer “Whose Vote Counts?”, Professor of Journalism at Columbia University
Raney Aronson-Rath: Executive Producer, FRONTLINE
Jelani Cobb: Staff Writer, The New Yorker and the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University
Moderated by Nicholas Lemann: Executive Director, Columbia Global Reports and Dean Emeritus, Columbia University School of Journalism 


Watch The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden at, in the PBS Video App, or on YouTube.

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