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The Choice 2016

September 27, 2016 // 1h 54m
FRONTLINE investigates what has shaped Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, how they lead and why they want one of the most difficult jobs imaginable.
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Trump's Road to the White House: The Interactive Script
Hundreds of hours reporting went into "Trump's Road to the White House." FRONTLINE's interactive, annotated script lets you explore detailed interviews, documents, photographs and other sources behind key moments in the documentary.
January 24, 2017
'Apprentice' Star Omarosa Manigault Joins Trump Transition Team
Omarosa Manigault, a Trump loyalist and contestant on Season One of "The Apprentice," has joined the president-elect's transition team.
December 16, 2016
Why Trump's Commerce Nominee Says Regulation Wouldn't Have Stopped the Housing Crisis
As Wilbur Ross told FRONTLINE in a 2011 interview, lack of regulation wasn't to blame for the financial crisis, but rather "an abject failure of supervision."
December 1, 2016
"Choice" Moments: Hillary's Political Education
In 1965, Hillary Rodham arrived at Wellesley College as a conservative Republican, a daughter of the Midwest, and a fan of the Motown group The Supremes. "Hillary was not in any way shape or form a radical," says friend Robert Reich. But in the tumult of the 1960s that swept across college campuses nationwide, Rodham underwent a political evolution.
October 20, 2016
"Choice" Moments: Trump's Alter Ego
In 1980, Donald Trump faced a media firestorm when he ordered the demolition of two valuable art deco sculptures that were delaying the construction of Trump Tower. Over the next few days, reporters tried to reach Trump for comment, but they instead heard from "John Barron," an alter ego that Trump would sometimes use when he spoke with journalists.
October 20, 2016
Watch: Inside the Bailout that Saved a Collapsing Trump Organization
In the wake of revelations about Donald Trump's 1995 tax return, take a close look at when bankers bailed out a collapsing Trump Organization in the early 1990s.
October 3, 2016
The FRONTLINE Interviews: "The Choice 2016"
In reporting The Choice 2016, FRONTLINE conducted dozens of interviews over hundreds of hours in order to better understand the people, moments and forces that have shaped Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. FRONTLINE is publishing 18 of these conversations. Taken together, this collection offers new insights into who the candidates are -- and how they might lead as president.
September 27, 2016
New Report Traces Former Trump Executive's Criminal Past
For a decade, Abraham Wallach was a top executive for Donald Trump’s real estate empire. But he also had a second career as a habitual thief.
September 26, 2016
"Choice" Moments: Rebranding Trump
After the collapse of his business empire in the 1990s, Donald Trump's reputation was in need of repair. In 2004, he found the perfect comeback vehicle: "The Apprentice."
September 25, 2016
"Choice" Moments: Beware of Washington
In 1993, Hillary Clinton arrived in Washington ready to serve as a key player in her husband's new administration. But the first lady would face strong resistance.
September 25, 2016
WATCH: For Hillary in Arkansas, First Came Rejection. Then Came Rebranding.
In Little Rock in 1979, Arkansas' new first lady, Hillary Rodham, was viewed with skepticism. Then, after her husband lost his reelection campaign, she made the decision that taking control of -- and reshaping -- her image was a matter of survival, as this excerpt from FRONTLINE's “The Choice 2016” explores.
September 22, 2016
WATCH: Inside the Night President Obama Took On Donald Trump
Donald Trump was the focus of President Obama’s jokes at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner. It was there that Trump resolved to run for president, adviser Roger Stone tells FRONTLINE in “The Choice 2016,” coming to PBS Sept. 27.
September 22, 2016