Mike Wiser

Mike Wiser has worked on more than 40 films for FRONTLINE since joining the Kirk Documentary Group in 2003. An award-winning writer and producer, he has reported on national security, foreign affairs, sports, criminal justice, and the global financial crisis.

Mike has worked on numerous films about American politics, including America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump, a four-hour mini-series examining the country's deepening divisions.

Mike’s recent projects include The Choice 2020 and President Biden, an examination the life and career of President Joe Biden. The film United States of Conspiracy investigated how conspiracy theories transformed American politics and Supreme Revenge told the story of how politics had remade the Supreme Court. During the presidency of Donald Trump, Mike helped to produce numerous films documenting and investigating the Trump presidency. Those films include: Trump’s American Carnage, Zero Tolerance, Trump’s Showdown, Trump’s Takeover, President Trump, Trump’s Road to the White House, Bannon’s War, and The Choice 2016.

His work telling the story of the National Security Agency spying in United States of Secrets earned a Peabody Award, a DuPont Columbia Award, a Writer’s Guild Award and two Emmys -- including Best Documentary. He also served as a producer and co-writer on League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis, a film that received a Peabody Award, a Writer’s Guild Award and a George Polk Award. Mike received an Emmy for FRONTLINE’s investigation Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA. He also worked on numerous films about Wall Street and financial regulation, including the Emmy Award winning film The Warning and the mini-series Money, Power and Wall Street, which earned an Emmy and a George Polk Award. In addition, Mike helped produce more than 10 films on the government’s response to September 11th and the American occupation of Iraq, including The Torture Question (Emmy Award), The Lost Year in Iraq (Emmy Award), The Dark SideCheney’s Law (Peabody Award), Bush’s War (Emmy Award) and Losing Iraq.

Mike graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College, attended the London School of Economics as a General Course student and received a Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Harvard Law School.

1h 24m
Pelosi Power
Pelosi's Power
An examination of the powerful and polarizing Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
March 22, 2022
4018_Putin's Road to War
Putin's Road to War
FRONTLINE tells the inside story of what led to Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine.
March 15, 2022
1h 54m
America After 9/11
FRONTLINE traces the U.S. response to the September 11 terrorist attacks and the devastating consequences that unfolded across three presidencies.
September 7, 2021
Trump Supporters Hold "Stop The Steal" Rally In DC Amid Ratification Of Presidential Election
Trump's American Carnage
From his first days as president to his last, how Trump stoked division, violence and insurrection.
January 26, 2021
president biden
President Biden
The story of how crisis and tragedy prepared Joe Biden to become America’s next president.
January 19, 2021
1h 54m
The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden
FRONTLINE investigates the defining moments that shaped Donald Trump and Joe Biden's lives.
September 22, 2020
Protesters against the state's extended stay-at-home order demonstrate in Austin
United States of Conspiracy
How trafficking in conspiracy theories went from the fringes of U.S. politics into the White House.
July 28, 2020
NRA Under Fire
FRONTLINE investigates how the NRA, once an unrivaled political power, is now facing challenges from all sides.
March 24, 2020
3h 49m
America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump
FRONTLINE investigates America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics.
January 13, 2020
U.S. President Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico Border in Otay Mesa
Zero Tolerance
How President Trump turned immigration into a powerful political weapon that fueled division and violence.
October 22, 2019
Supreme Revenge: Battle for the Court
FRONTLINE traces how Mitch McConnell’s decades-long strategy to reshape the Supreme Court led to Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation.
November 24, 2020
The Mueller Investigation
With the Mueller report complete, a look back at how we arrived at this moment.
March 22, 2019