As America prepares to head to the polls on Nov. 3., Kansas City PBS is your spot for trusted, balanced local and national coverage of the 2020 elections. From the Missouri governor's race to the top national ticket, KCPBS will air the debates, special Frontline coverage, and publish locally-produced stories to inform our audiences as they prepare to make their 2020 choices.
America will decide between four more years of a Trump-Pence administration, or a new direction with Biden-Harris. Until then, stay with KCPBS for the latest - we'll update this page as new local and national election coverage is announced.
LOCAL & NATIONAL PROGRAMMING
The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden
Ahead of the 2020 election, FRONTLINE’s critically acclaimed series “The Choice” returns with interwoven investigative biographies of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. In this 2-hour special, veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team examine the defining moments that shaped Trump and Biden’s lives, their approaches to power, and their visions for America’s future at this pivotal juncture.
Vote: American Experience (Tuesday, 9/8 at 7 p.m.)
Frontline: Growing Up Poor in Trump’s America (Tuesday, 9/8 at 8 p.m.)
Frontline: Policing the Police(Tuesday, 9/15 at 8 p.m.)
Frontline: Building the American Dream(Tuesday, 8/15 at 9 p.m.)
The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden (Tuesday, 9/22 at 8 p.m.)
First Presidential Debate (Tuesday, 9/29 at 8 p.m.)
Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground (Tuesday, 10/6 at 8 p.m.)
Frontline: America Unprotected: The Medical Supply Crisis (Tuesday, 10/6 at 9 p.m.)
LOCAL: Justice on the Ballot Debate (Wednesday, 10/7 at 7 p.m.)
Vice Presidential Debate (Wednesday, 10/7 at 8 p.m.)
Independent Lens: Feels Good Man (Monday, 10/19 at 9 p.m.)
Frontline: Whose Vote Counts (Tuesday, 10/20 at 9 p.m.)
Third Presidential Debate (Thursday, 10/22 at 8 p.m.)
Independent Lens: Represent (Monday, 10/26 at 9 p.m.)
PBS NewsHour: Special Coverage of the Presidential General Election (Tuesday, 11/3 at 7 p.m.)
PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATE COVERAGE
PBS NewsHour pre and post-debate coverage: Tuesday, 9/29; Wednesday, 10/7; Thursday, 10/15; Thursday, 10/22 at 8 p.m.