So, both men have had a lot of time to wrack up successes, which they have obviously leveraged in their quests for political power. But both candidates have also experienced their fair share of personal crises and the failure and humiliation that often accompany such moments. Perhaps more than their fair share.
Some of these tragedies were thrust upon these men and some were self-inflicted — and many involved issues of race — but they all demanded a response. It is in these responses, says director Michael Kirk, that the candidates’ true character is revealed.
This week on the Crosscut Talks podcast, Kirk talks about his latest installment of "The Choice" for Frontline, which chronicles two lifetimes of crisis that have culminated with an election defined by crisis.
Plus, Crosscut news and politics editor Donna Blankinship talks about our recent poll on protests and policing.