The FRONTLINE Interviews:

Trump's American Carnage

Our Sources. On the Record. At Your Fingertips.

Production of Trump’s American Carnage began after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. To help tell the story of the politics that led up to that moment, FRONTLINE conducted 12 original interviews and drew on scores of other interviews we have done over the last five years with Trump campaign and administration officials, leading Republicans, political analysts and journalists. Interviews that appear in Trump’s American Carnage can be explored below in video or text. The collection is part of FRONTLINE’s Transparency Project, which makes our source material available to the public.

Interviews for this film were conducted by Michael Kirk, Jim Gilmore, Mike Wiser, and Gabrielle Schonder of the Kirk Documentary Group and edited for the web by Phil Bennett and Lauren Prestileo.

Design and build for America's Great Divide by Dan Nolan with assistance from Kimberly Patch. Video editing by Kenzie Audette. Copy editing by Julie Wolf. Additional assistance from Dale Cohen, Miles Alvord, Anthony DeLorenzo, Priyanka Boghani, Timothy Meagher, Patrice Taddonio, Brenna Verre, and Jennifer Wehunt.

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