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President Trump / directed by Michael Kirk ; produced by Michael Kirk, Jim Gilmore, Mike Wiser, Philip Bennett ; written by Michael Kirk and Mike Wiser ; a Frontline production with Kirk Documentary Group ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

Contributor(s): Kirk, Michael [television director,, screenwriter,, television producer.] | Wiser, Mike [screenwriter,, television producer.] | Lyman, Will, 1948- [narrator.] | Gilmore, Jim [reporter,, television producer.] | Bennett, Philip [television producer.] | Audette, Steve [editor of moving image work.] | McCoy, Ben [director of photography.] | Low, John E [composer (expression)] | Kirk Documentary Group [production company.] | WGBH Educational Foundation [production company.] | PBS Distribution (Firm) [publisher.].
Material type: FilmFilmDescription: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 9781531700362; 1531700365.Subject(s): Trump, Donald, 1946- | Trump, Donald, 1946- | Presidents -- United States -- Biography | Presidents | United StatesGenre/Form: Biographical television programs. | Biography. | Documentary television programs. | Nonfiction television programs. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Biographical television programs. | Documentary television programs. | Nonfiction television programs. | Television programs -- United States. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 352.230973 | 973.933092
Production Credits: Editor, Steve Audette ; director of photography, Ben McCoy ; original music, John E. Low.
Narrator, Will Lyman; reporter, Jim Gilmore.Summary: "How did Donald Trump transform himself from real estate developer to entertainer to president? In this one-hour investigative biography, filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team go behind the headlines to examine the key moments that shaped America's 45th president--from his childhood to his tumultuous career in the public eye"--Container.
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Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of Frontline January 3, 2017.

Widescreen (16x9)

Editor, Steve Audette ; director of photography, Ben McCoy ; original music, John E. Low.

Narrator, Will Lyman; reporter, Jim Gilmore.

"How did Donald Trump transform himself from real estate developer to entertainer to president? In this one-hour investigative biography, filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team go behind the headlines to examine the key moments that shaped America's 45th president--from his childhood to his tumultuous career in the public eye"--Container.

Rating: Not rated.

DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.77:1 aspect ratio); stereo.

In English with optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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Gr 9 Up-This "investigative biography" quickly (about eight minutes in) takes viewers to Donald Trump's early years in Queens, NY, through military school, college athletics, and his yearbook citation as a "Ladies Man." It continues with his ascent as a businessman to be reckoned with-someone who thrived in the spotlight, was quick to sue (and be sued), and didn't back down from controversy. The second half moves into Trump's affair with Marla Maples, less successful business ventures, and celebrity stardom (pizza commercials, reality TV) and concludes with his announcement as a presidential candidate and his post-victory meeting with President Obama. Overall, the film gives the impression that Trump is a great promoter but not a strong CEO (as banker and Trump investor Ben Berzin says). This program largely repackages information from The Choice 2016 (a two-hour-long documentary about Trump and Hillary Clinton), using interviews with biographers, reporters, business associates, and others. Taken as a whole, the film presents Trump as a man without the background or temperament to serve as president. The photos and commentary regarding his childhood, school years, and early business deals highlight his "win at all costs" upbringing and appear less judgmental about the man he turned out to be. VERDICT Consider for high school classes as an analysis of power and politics.-Maggie Knapp, Trinity Valley School, Fort Worth, TX © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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