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PBS Western Reserve offers a comprehensive schedule of news, public affairs and documentary programming related to the 2020 presidential race.

Frontline, The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden

Frontline, The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 2 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 2 a.m.

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturday, Sept. 26, at noon
Saturday, Oct. 31, at noon

Investigate the lives and characters of Joe Biden and Donald Trump as they compete to be president. Those who know them best reveal key moments that made both men and shape how they would lead America through a time of crisis.

Judy Woodruff

PBS NewsHour Debates: A Special Report, 2020 Presidential Debate

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 2 a.m.

PBS NEWSHOUR will present live coverage of the first 2020 presidential debate, which is slated to be held in Cleveland.

The debate will be co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic, and held at the Health Education Campus (HEC) in Cleveland.

Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice

Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m.

Meet the charismatic pioneering activist whose rallying cry of "su voto es su voz" (your vote is your voice) started a grassroots movement that transformed the nation's political landscape and paved the way for the growing power of the Latino vote.

Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground

Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 2 a.m.

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2:30 p.m.

Get an inside look at the high-stakes effort to get out the Latino vote in this year's election. Political candidates are focused on maximizing turnout and support from Latinos, poised to be the largest non-white voting bloc.

Judy Woodruff

PBS NewsHour Debates: A Special Report, 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 9 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 8, at 2 a.m.

PBS NEWSHOUR will present live coverage of the 2020 vice presidential debate, which is slated to be held in Salt Lake City.

Judy Woodruff

PBS NewsHour Debates: A Special Report, 2020 Presidential Debate

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Thursday, Oct. 15, at 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 16, at 2 a.m.

PBS NEWSHOUR will present live coverage of the second 2020 presidential debate, which is slated to be held in Miami.

PBS Vote 2020

Battleground

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturday, Oct. 17, at noon
Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m.

In a political moment defined by partisan conflict, BATTLEGROUND is an intimate exploration of the state of our democracy as seen through the eyes of two grassroots political leaders in Lehigh Valley, Penn. As they fight to gain power in order to realize their visions for America, they find their real struggle may be within their own parties and the system at large.

Independent Lens, Feels Good Man

Independent Lens, Feels Good Man

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Monday, Oct. 19, at 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m.

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 25, at 3 a.m.

Artist Matt Furie finds his creation Pepe the Frog co-opted by the alt-right as an internet meme during the 2016 presidential campaign. Follow Furie as he begins an uphill battle to take back his iconic cartoon image from those who use it for their own purposes.

Frontline, Whose Vote Counts

Frontline, Whose Vote Counts

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 10 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 3 a.m.

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturday, Oct. 24, at noon

Allegations of voter fraud and disenfranchisement in the lead-up to the 2020 election. With Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb investigates how the pandemic is being used to sway turnout.

Judy Woodruff

PBS NewsHour Debates: A Special Report, 2020 Presidential Debate

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Thursday, Oct. 22, at 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23, at 2 a.m.

PBS NEWSHOUR will present live coverage of the third 2020 presidential debate, which is slated to be held in Nashville.

Washington Week's Robert Costa

Washington Week 2020 Election Special

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Friday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 31, at 1 a.m.

Robert Costa taps the country’s top political correspondents and then visits Pennsylvania, one of the key swing states.

Independent Lens, Represent

Independent Lens, Represent

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Monday, Oct. 26, at 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m.

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Saturday, Oct. 31, at 11 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 1, at 3 a.m.

In Detroit, rural Ohio and Illinois, three women take on entrenched political systems in an effort to reshape local politics. Follow their journeys on and off the campaign trail and see how female candidates of color from different Midwest communities, support systems and political parties demonstrate that even in local politics, the stakes are high.

Judy Woodruff

PBS NewsHour Special Coverage of the Presidential General Election

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m.

Join PBS NEWSHOUR for special coverage of the 2020 presidential election.