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FRONTLINE Special Report; Campaign: The Choice

12/08/1988


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Series
FRONTLINE Special Report
Program
Campaign: The Choice
Series Description

Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

FRONTLINE and Time magazine step back from the heat of the 1988 presidential campaign to examine, in-depth, the background, character, qualifications, and beliefs of the Republican and Democratic candidates, George Bush and Michael Dukakis. Correspondent Garry Wills assesses their lives and careers through the people who know them best.

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES GEORGE BUSH AND MICHAEL DUKAKIS ARE PROFILED IN THIS 90-MINUTE "FRONTLINE"/"TIME" SPECIAL EXPLORING THE CANDIDATES' POLITICAL AND PERSONAL HISTORIES AND HOW THEIR LIVES HAVE INTERSECTED WITH IMPORTANT EVENTS IN OUR NATIONAL HISTORY. THE PROFILES EXAMINE KEY MOMENTS THAT TESTED THE CHARACTER OF THESE MEN, LOOKING FOR INSIGHT INTO HOW THEY MAKE THEIR DECISIONS. AUTHOR/ HISTORIAN GARRY WILLS REVEALS HOW EACH CANDIDATE VIEWS THE WORLD, WHEN AND HOW THOSE VIEWS WERE SHAPED, THEIR CAPACITY TO CHOOSE GOOD ADVISORS AND MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS, TO UNDERSTAND SERIOUS ISSUES AND EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON THE COUNTRY'S DIFFICULT CHOICES.

Duration

00:58:17

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
News
Public Affairs
Creators
Fanning, David (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Campaign: The Choice,” 12/08/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4DA3D12FF74C43AAB1D0B5C68F242581.
MLA: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Campaign: The Choice.” 12/08/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4DA3D12FF74C43AAB1D0B5C68F242581>.
APA: FRONTLINE Special Report; Campaign: The Choice. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4DA3D12FF74C43AAB1D0B5C68F242581
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