Screening: The Choice 2012

Screening October 19, 2012 7:00 PM

We are pleased to team up with PBS America – the new UK channel from America’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) -ahead of the American presidential elections to screen PBS’s The Choice 2012, an in-depth dual biography featuring both presidential candidates.

With the opinion polls indicating a close-run race and the two major parties offering radically different viewpoints, America stands at one of the most significant political crossroads the nation has seen for many years.

At a time when the two presidential candidates are spending millions on TV advertising, director Michael Kirk puts President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney under the spotlight. In The Choice 2012 Kirk goes beyond the stories told by Obama and Romney themselves to discover what shaped them.

Through interviews with the people who know the candidates best, both in private and as public figures, the programme explores the character of the candidates through key episodes in their lives and the decisions they have taken.

Since 1988, when FRONTLINE (PBS) 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.

Director: Michael Kirk
Duration: 120′
Year: 2012

The Choice 2012 is a FRONTLINE production for PBS:

The Choice 2012