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    Just watched this on our SBS station here in oz and it filled details on the Obama years and on leading to the election of the Donald. Well worth watching.

    America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump | Watch S2020 E8 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site


    Made for PBS’s Frontline, this documentary series examines the sorry state of the US and the events that have propelled the country to its current, bitterly polarised place. Written by Michael Kirk and Mike Wiser and directed by Kirk, the two-part production examines "a decade of division defined by Barack Obama and Donald Trump". Each dense and detailed episode runs just under two hours, the first focusing on Obama and the second on Trump.
    Although it’s punctuated by news footage and evocative black-and-white photos of the leaders, the chronology resembles a procession of talking heads. High-level political advisors and presidential staff, journalists, broadcasters and authors analyse events and offer opinions on how they were received in the White House and by the country.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/13/e...iew/index.html
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    Thanks for the tip Hallam - will check it out.
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    Frontline is one of the best shows on USA television. They did a similar profile before the 2016 election, one two-hour segment on Hillary Clinton, one on Donald Trump, and both were superbly researched and presented.
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    I watched it - its very good.

    The current Republican Party is simply awful.
    I was never a fan of the old Republican party but at least they had respect for the institution of government. The current crop are just awful. That Tea Party coup to undermine proper governance during Obama's years was just toxic.

    The picture of how racist the US is is completely unexpected. My head is spinning when I see how deeply rooted and unabashed the racism is.
    Those right wing media nut bags!! Those people must be clinically insane.
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    I came across this youtube channel last week it's one town but pretty full on:

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    I hope someone kept a record of all those license plates, and works on the faces captured.
    Could be a useful resource.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    I came across this youtube channel last week it's one town but pretty full on:

    Well, that's about the most discouraging thing I've seen in a while. Thanks for posting, though--good to see.

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    THAT video is more than upsetting..unbelievable and very very depressing.

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    That video is pretty discouraging to say the least.
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    I just can't believe that level of racism is right there, on the surface, no hiding, no shame..... unbelievable.
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