Divided States of America



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Episode Info

A look at key moments that made Donald Trump who he is. Included: remarks from advisers, business associates and biographers.


Critic Reviews for Divided States of America

Even though I know four hours is a lot of time to spend with any one report, let me enthusiastically recommend Frontline's Divided States of America.

Feb 1, 2017 | Full Review…

As always, Frontline is sober and even-handed.

Jan 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This two-part series is an exercise in what Frontline does best, which is to rewind recent history to a major turning point and meticulously examine each significant step that brought us to where we are now.

Jan 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Frontline's four hours describing an America deeply divided begin captivatingly, with a seductively detailed history of Barack Obama's route to the presidency, and remain so for the entire two hours of night one of the documentary.

Jan 21, 2017 | Full Review…

What they have accomplished, in what feels like a public service, is to methodically trace factors that helped foster Trump's rise, and how Barack Obama's election and blowback against it sowed the seeds that made a Trump presidency.

Jan 18, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Divided States of America makes for an emotional four-hour journey through some of the last eight years' failures and triumphs, and each successive example feels like a further turn of the screw.

Jan 14, 2017 | Full Review…