7 New Documentaries to Watch over Thanksgiving Break in 2020

Check out seven recent FRONTLINE documentaries and a new podcast over the Thanksgiving 2020 holiday.

Check out seven recent FRONTLINE documentaries and a new podcast over the Thanksgiving 2020 holiday.

November 25, 2020

With Thanksgiving 2020 falling in the midst of a COVID-19 surge, the CDC has recommended hunkering down with your immediate household this holiday, rather than traveling.

If you’re looking for documentaries to binge-watch or a new podcast to get hooked on over this unusual holiday break, FRONTLINE has you covered.

Here are seven documentaries and one new podcast series to stream — all released within the past three months, and collected in one place for easy viewing and listening.

Supreme Revenge: Battle for the Court

Inside Sen. Mitch McConnell’s decades-long quest to solidify a conservative majority on America’s highest court. (Nov. 2020)

American Voices: A Nation in Turmoil

The stories of 12 ordinary people in 8 states as they navigate 2020, from the pandemic, to protests, to the polls. (Nov. 2020)

Whose Vote Counts

An investigation of voting rights, voter suppression and election integrity through the lens of the battleground state of Wisconsin. (Oct. 2020)

America’s Medical Supply Crisis 

A look at why America was short on crucial protective equipment for doctors and nurses when the pandemic hit, and why supply chain problems continue. (Oct. 2020)

The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden 

The interwoven biographies of President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden, focused on how they have navigated moments of crisis. (Sept. 2020)

Policing the Police 2020

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, an investigation of whether police reform can work. (Sept. 2020)

Growing Up Poor in America

A window into the lives of children in three Ohio families, navigating poverty in the midst of a pandemic. (Sept. 2020)

PLUS: I’m Not A Monster

Listen to the first episode of a new podcast investigating an American family’s journey from Indiana to the heart of ISIS territory in Syria, and what happened when they came back. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts; new episodes will be released weekly. (Nov. 2020)

More than 300 documentaries are available in FRONTLINE’s online collection of streaming films. FRONTLINE documentaries are also available on-demand, on the PBS Video App and on YouTube.

Patrice Taddonio

Patrice Taddonio, Digital Writer & Audience Development Strategist, FRONTLINE



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