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The Choice 2016

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Episode Info

Profiles of the two major 2016 presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R). Included: insights from family members, friends, advisers, adversaries, political insiders and journalists.

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Critic reviews for The Choice 2016

The Choice is both instructive and dispiriting (if not depressing) in reinforcing the negatives associated with the two most publicly disliked candidates ever to run for President of the United States.

September 28, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Solid reporting, but maybe for another day. Nothing at this point will certainly change anybody's mind.

September 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Their unsparing observations notwithstanding, these two hours (produced and written by Michael Kirk and Mike Wiser) provide a richly detailed, instructive and, not least, humanizing view of the early lives of both these contenders.

September 28, 2016 | Full Review…

More interesting is the portrait of how differently two people, born a little more than a year apart, have represented their generation, navigated their times and defined success.

September 28, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a remarkably dense and succinct history of each candidate's rise to the nomination. The Choice 2016 isn't exactly stylish or glitzy, but that's one of the reasons it works so well.

September 28, 2016 | Full Review…

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