The title has been licensed in Germany through ZDF, Belgium through VRT, and SBS in Austrlia , with additional buyers expected to sign on. It will premiere on Tuesday 26th January 2021, on PBS stations in the U.S.
PBS International has licensed “Trump’s American Carnage,” a Frontline documentary special, to broadcasters around the world. “With his team, Kirk has made more than 20 documentaries about the Trump and Obama eras, examining the growing divisions in the United States. Our clients know that Kirk and the Frontline team bring in-depth factual reporting to the world,” said Tom Koch, Vice President of PBS International.
“Trump’s American Carnage” premieres Tuesday 26th January 2021, on PBS stations in the U.S. The buyers include ZDF Info in Germany, VRT in Belgium, SBS in Australia, SRC in Canada, RTS in Switzerland, RTP in Portugal, RTÉ in Ireland, RTBF in Belgium, EBS in South Korea, DR in Denmark, DIRECTV in Latin America, B1 in Romania, and PBS America in the United Kingdom. More buyers are expected to acquire the title.
The film traces the path from Trump’s inaugural address, where the president ceased what he called “American carnage,” as well as the break-in protests at the U.S. Capitol. “Our film identifies how, for years, the country’s political leaders missed, ignored and discounted clear warnings of the violence and chaos that was to come,” Frontline Filmmaker Michael Kirk said. “America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump,” “Trump’s Takeover” and “United States of Conspiracy.”
As the Biden administration begins and Trump faces an unprecedented second impeachment trial, “Trump’s American Carnage” offers a powerful look at how the U.S. reached this volatile moment. The chaotic end of Donald Trump’s presidency was in many ways the inevitable result of four years of a president who caused massive controversy, which impacted the election.
Our film identifies how, for years, the country’s political leaders missed, ignored and discounted clear warnings of the violence and chaos that was to come.” Michael Kirk Filmmaker, Frontline