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The FRONTLINE Interview: Betsy Ebeling
Betsy Ebeling has known Hillary Clinton since the two met in the sixth grade. In the 50+ years since then, she has been there for many of the most pivotal moments of Clinton's life. In this interview with FRONTLINE, she recalls episodes ranging from the time the two went as teenagers to see Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak, to her visit to the White House to be with Hillary Clinton as the details of the Monica Lewinsky scandal became public.
September 27, 2016
The FRONTLINE Interview: Sandy McIntosh
There is something familiar about Donald Trump's rhetoric on the 2016 campaign trail, says Sandy McIntosh, a former classmate from the New York Military Academy. He calls it "echoes of the barracks life that we had and that we grew out of."
September 27, 2016
The FRONTLINE Interview: Mack McLarty
A childhood friend of Bill Clinton's, Mack McLarty was the chairman of the Democratic Party in Arkansas when he met Hillary Rodham. The two worked together on Bill Clinton's Arkansas campaigns, and McLarty later became President Clinton's White House Chief of Staff. In this interview with FRONTLINE, he discusses the Clintons’ relationship, Hillary's involvement in Bill's political career and the difficulties she faced in Washington.
September 27, 2016
The FRONTLINE Interview: Jack O'Donnell
Hired in 1987 as Vice President of Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City, Jack O'Donnell would become a critic of Donald Trump. He says he became particularly disillusioned with his boss after a helicopter crash in 1989 killed two casino executives. In this interview with FRONTLINE, O'Donnell says Trump began "blaming these problems on two people that had died while working for him."
September 27, 2016
The FRONTLINE Interview: Lissa Muscatine
A former Washington Post journalist, Lissa Muscatine became a speechwriter for First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1993. In this interview with FRONTLINE, she describes the experience of working closely with Clinton and tells the story behind some of the speeches that have defined her to America and the world.
September 27, 2016
The FRONTLINE Interview: Barbara Res
Barbara Res once ran Donald Trump's construction projects, including his trademark Trump Tower in Manhattan. "Donald told me that he thought that men were better than women at this, especially in this field," she says. "But he said a good woman is better than 10 good men."
September 27, 2016
The FRONTLINE Interview: Robert Reich
Robert Reich never worried about Hillary Clinton mastering the details of public policy. Instead, he tells FRONTLINE, he worried about her surviving the "snipers" and "minefield" of Washington, D.C.
September 27, 2016
The FRONTLINE Interview: Tony Schwartz
The man who wrote "The Art of the Deal" with Donald Trump now says he regrets the role the best-selling memoir had in catapulting the New York businessman to new levels of fame in the 1980s.
September 27, 2016
The FRONTLINE Interview: Dennis Ross
"The Hillary Doctrine" is a doctrine "that basically said you need American engagement," says Ambassador Dennis Ross, a former advisor to Hillary Clinton at the State Department, in this interview with FRONTLINE.
September 27, 2016
The FRONTLINE Interview: Roger Stone
Donald Trump understands "the politics of polarization," says longtime GOP operative Roger Stone. It's one reason why his candidacy has been so successful, he says.
September 27, 2016
The FRONTLINE Interview: Melanne Verveer
As Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff, Melanne Verveer recalls that Washington did not know what to do with a professional woman as first lady. The advice Clinton received was, "be a traditional first lady. Take a single issue and let that just be your issue,'" says Verveer. "And that wasn't Hillary Clinton."
September 27, 2016
The FRONTLINE Interview: Louise Sunshine
Louise Sunshine helped Donald Trump open his first office in Manhattan. She was involved in the development of Trump Tower and the growth of the "Trump" brand. In this interview with FRONTLINE, she discusses the deals that made Trump wealthy and famous, how he became "a genius at manipulating the press" and how imaginary "Trump earplugs" sometimes helped her tune him out.
September 27, 2016
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