Frontline: Obama's Deal on WXXI-TV

Frontline: Obama's Deal on WXXI-TV

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 9:00pm

Pictured: President Obama

Credit: Courtesy of Official White House photo by Pete Souza

FRONTLINE follows the story of the president’s historic health-care victory and offers the first in-depth look at how the Obama administration operates.

Barack Obama promised change. Then, he took on one of Washington’s toughest issues: health care. During his first year in office, he found himself making one deal after another with Capitol Hill’s powerful insiders — lobbyists and influential members of Congress. He angered his political base, watched his popularity sink and nearly failed to pass the bill. In “Obama’s Deal,” FRONTLINE follows the story of the president’s historic victory and offers the first in-depth look at how the Obama administration operates. Veteran FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (“Bush’s War,” “Dreams of Obama,” “Inside the Meltdown”) provides a sobering view inside Obama’s deals and reveals the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups and the role of money in policy making.

FRONTLINE “Obama’s Deal” airs Tuesday, November 2 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

As PBS’ premier public affairs series, FRONTLINE’s stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human, social and political experience.

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