September 22, 2020, 9 p.m. – In the midst of a historic pandemic, surging unemployment and growing economic uncertainty, American voters will head to the polls this fall to decide whether President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden will lead the country for the next four years. And as it has for every election since 1988, FRONTLINE’s acclaimed series “The Choice” will investigate the life stories of the two candidates: the roots of their drive to be president, the moments that shaped them, and the life method that has brought them to this point. As the coronavirus pandemic has further enflamed partisan divisions and fueled misinformation and distrust, “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden” offers trustworthy journalism that tells the story of the two candidates through revealing interviews with those who know them best. From veteran filmmaker Michael Kirk, who has made four prior installments of “The Choice,” this two-hour special will prepare Americans not just to vote in the election, but to understand what drives the president who will be sworn in on January 20, 2021 to lead a country in crisis.
airs 8 p.m. – The 3-part ISLANDS OF WONDER series takes viewers on a journey to the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on Planet Earth: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii. These isolated and iconic tropical islands are home to remarkable wildlife and human castaways found nowhere else on earth.
9/30 – #103 – Hawaii