Divided States of America

About the Show

FRONTLINE: Award-winning producer Michael Kirk looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have led to deep divisions in the US and examines the America Donald Trump is set to inherit. Offering an in-depth view of the partisanship that gridlocked Washington and charged the 2016 presidential campaign, the rise of populist anger on both sides of the aisle and the racial tensions that have erupted throughout the country, Divided States of America tells a revealing story that’s not just about Barack Obama’s presidency, but about America itself. Part 1 of 2.