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How Republican Leaders Helped an Election Lie Catch Fire | "Lies, Politics & Democracy"

06 Sep 2022
Key party leaders allowed the lie that the 2020 election was stolen to take root, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and others tell FRONTLINE — part of a pattern of accommodating then-President Donald Trump stretching back years, the new documentary “Lies, Politics and Democracy” reports. Watch an excerpt.

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“Lies, Politics and Democracy,” a two-hour documentary special on threats to American democracy, premieres in full Tuesday, Sept. 6 on PBS and online. Learn more: https://to.pbs.org/3Bjt9zg

“Lies, Politics and Democracy” is a FRONTLINE production with the Kirk Documentary Group. The director is Michael Kirk. The producers are Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser and Vanessa Fica. The writers are Michael Kirk and Mike Wiser. The reporters are Vanessa Fica, Tim Alberta and Jelani Cobb. The editor-in-chief and executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.

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