U.S. Politics

Ongoing coverage of the Trump administration, political polarization in America, elections and federal agencies, plus political documentaries including FRONTLINE’s landmark series “The Choice.”

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A Look at Colin Powell’s Legacy, Following His Death at 84
Colin Powell, who was America’s first Black secretary of state, died Oct. 18 at age 84. FRONTLINE traced his roles in shaping the Gulf War and then the Iraq War.
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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 15, 2021
Sept. 11 to Jan. 6
As the nation marks the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, the legacy of the terror attacks and their aftermath continues to unfold, from insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
September 10, 2021