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Lies, Politics and Democracy

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DIRECTED BY
Michael Kirk

WRITTEN BY
Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser

PRODUCED BY
Michael Kirk
Mike Wiser
Vanessa Fica

REPORTED BY
Vanessa Fica
Tim Alberta
Jelani Cobb

EDITOR
Elliott Choi

PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE
Colette Neirouz Hanna

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Elliott Choi

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Ben McCoy

NARRATOR
Will Lyman

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Olivia DelVecchio

RESEARCHER AND REPORTER
Brooke Nelson Alexander

ASSISTANT EDITOR
O. Deborah Afolayan

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Denise Emerson

ORIGINAL MUSIC
John E. Low

SOUND
Drew Levinson
Tom Levy

ASSISTANT CAMERA
Christopher Horne
David Randag

ADDITIONAL SOUND
Jason Pawlak
Carl Franson

ONLINE EDITOR/COLORIST
Jim Ferguson

SOUND MIX
Jim Sullivan

VOICEOVER
Jeremiah Kissel
Mike McNally

LEGAL
Ken Fishkin

ARCHIVAL MATERIALS
Abaca Press/Douliery Olivier/Abaca/Sipa USA/Newscom
ABC News VideoSource
Al Drago/The New York Times/Redux
Alamy
Andrew Harnik/Pool Xinhua/eyevine/Redux
Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Redux
Associated Press
Brendan Gutenschwager
CBS News/Veritone
CNN
Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library
Damon Winter/The New York Times/Redux
Dave Reilly Media
Doug Mills/The New York Times/Redux
Emerson College Media Technologies and Production, Joseph Davidi and Mikayla Pinto
Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Redux
Ford Fischer/News2Share
FOX Archives/FOX News Channel
From The Washington Post. © 2020 The Washington Post. All rights reserved. Used under license.
Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times/Redux
Gage Skidmore
GBH News
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Getty Images
Getty Images/NBC News Archives
Historic Films Archive, LLC
Jason Andrew/The New York Times/Redux
Jemal Countess/Redux
Jon Farina/Status Coup
Josh Haner/The New York Times/Redux
Keith Meyers/The New York Times/Redux
Kevin Hagen/The New York Times/Redux
M. Scott Brauer/Redux
Mark Peterson/Redux
Nimia
Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
Pete Marovich/The New York Times/Redux
Pond5
Reportajes El Molinon
Reuters
Ruptly
Samuel Corum/The New York Times/Redux
Screenocean/Reuters
Shutterstock
Sipa USA/Newscom
Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times/Redux
Stephen B Morton/The New York Times/Redux
Stephen Crowley/The New York Times/Redux
Steve Onderick
T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times/Redux
Tom Brenner/The New York Times/Redux
Travis Dove/The New York Times/Redux
White House Communications Agency
Windows Media
Young G. Kim and Rise Images

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Aaron Copeland
ABC
Al Jazeera
Babbitt Family
Banned.Video/InfoWars
Biden Inaugural Committee
BLM Uncut/Out of Bounds Media
Boston Herald Radio
Caroline Brehman
CBS
CBSN
Chicago Tribune
CNN
Courier and Press
Dan Froomkin/PressWatchers.org
Darnella Frazier
DC Media Group
Elijah Schaffer/Blaze Media
Evan Hen
Evening Standard
FOX
Garrison Davis
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
House TV
HuffPost
J. Denino
J. Michael Luttig
Jayden X
Julio Rosas/Townhall Media
Kathryn Diss
KPRC
KRON TV
KTVU
Link TV
LNP Lancaster Online
Mass Live
Mindy Robinson
Minneapolis Police Department
MSNBC
National Enquirer
National File
NBC
New York Daily News
Newsday
Newsmax
One America News Network
Oreo Express
PBS NewsHour
Real America’s Voice News
Rebecca Tan
Renegade Media
Republican National Committee
Revolt TV
Richard Walker
Richie McGinniss/Daily Caller
RT
Sebastian Gorka
Star Tribune
Steven Nelson
Ta Arr
Tayler Hansen
The Boston Globe
The Common Sense Conservative
The Fresno Bee
The Los Angeles Times
The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
The Miami Herald
The New York Times
The O’Jays
The Post Crescent
The Wall Street Journal
The Weekly Standard
TheBlazeNow
TIME
Tomas Morales
Ukrainian Presidential Press Service
Versha Sharma
Villain Report
WPVI
WUSA

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION FUNDING PROVIDED BY
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Abrams Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Park Foundation, FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler.

Support for this program was provided by The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation and The WNET Group’s Preserving Democracy.

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Megan McGough Christian

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Barry Clegg

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Brenna Verre

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Joey Mullin

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Stevie Jones

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Martin Brody

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DIRECTOR OF IMPACT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
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DIGITAL WRITER & AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIST
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MANAGER, PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Anne Husted

PODCAST PRODUCER
Emily Pisacreta

ARCHIVE & RIGHTS CONSULTANT
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ARCHIVES & RIGHTS MANAGER
John Campopiano

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Sean Gigliotti

CONTRACTS CONSULTANT
Junshi Lu

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LEAD DESIGNER FOR DIGITAL
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Bruce Gil

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Ursula Liang

EDITORIAL CONSULTANTS
Lauren Prestileo
Callie T. Wiser

DIGITAL PRODUCER / EDITOR
Miles Alvord

HOLLYHOCK FILMMAKER IN RESIDENCE
Marcia Robiou

SERIES PRODUCER AND EDITOR
Michelle Mizner

DEPUTY DIGITAL EDITOR
Priyanka Boghani

DIGITAL EDITOR
Jennifer Wehunt

EDITORIAL COORDINATING PRODUCER
Katherine Griwert

POST COORDINATING PRODUCER
Robin Parmelee

SENIOR EDITOR AT LARGE
Louis Wiley Jr.

FOUNDER
David Fanning

SPECIAL COUNSEL
Dale Cohen

DIRECTOR OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
Maria Diokno

SENIOR PRODUCERS
Dan Edge
Frank Koughan

SENIOR PRODUCER,
SPECIAL PROJECTS & INNOVATION
Carla Borrás

SENIOR EDITOR & DIRECTOR,
LOCAL JOURNALISM
Erin Texeira

SENIOR SERIES PRODUCER
Nina Chaudry

SENIOR EDITOR
INVESTIGATIONS
Lauren Ezell Kinlaw

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Janice Hui

MANAGING EDITOR
Andrew Metz

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER &
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Raney Aronson-Rath

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