Join KSUT and NPR for an Examination of Character in the 2016 Presidential Race

Aug 30, 2016

One-hour special revisits the personal histories of both Clinton and Trump, and explores how their characters were forged. Hear it this Sunday at 5 pm on KSUT.

The 2016 presidential candidates are uniquely unpopular. Why?

NPR News takes a closer look at the character of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, in a special documentary, The Making of Clinton & Trump: Character in the 2016 Election. The program is hosted by Rachel Martin.

Hear the personal histories of Clinton and Trump, and explore episodes in which their character was forged, their public reputations cemented, and how they both stood out from their peers at a young age.

The program also dives into aspects of their personalities that have turned into liabilities with voters: Clinton's need for privacy and Trump's desire for public attention.

To understand Clinton's character, NPR interviewed a close childhood friend, a former chief of staff, Republicans who worked with her in Congress, columnists who have tracked her career, and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton.

 

To understand Trump's character, NPR interviewed longtime friends in business, entertainment, and politics such as Piers Morgan and Roger Stone, a current business partner, a critic of Trump's business practices, and biographers.

Hear the NPR News special The Making of Clinton & Trump: Character in the 2016 Election this Sunday afternoon at 5:00 on the KSUT Sunday Special.