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Choice 2012, The 1x113

Since 1988, when FRONTLINE first presented a dual biography of presidential candidates Michael Dukakis and George H.W. Bush, The Choice has earned a reputation as one of the pinnacles of political broadcast journalism. Now, as Americans prepare to head to the polls in 2012, FRONTLINE’s critically acclaimed series returns this coming election season to examine the rich personal and political biographies of the Presidential candidates.

Through interviews with those who best know the candidates in private and as public figures, The Choice 2012 explains the character of the candidates through key episodes in their lives. The program also takes the long view, through sweeping panoramas of the candidates’ biographies and explorations of the national landscape that shapes the campaigns, voters’ attitudes, and the winner’s prospects for governing.

This landmark series, which has aired in more than 44 countries, goes behind the headlines to tell a deeper story about the candidates, the decisions they made and why their nominations could indicate historic change in American politics.

The Choice 2012 is a film by Michael Kirk.