America Revisited [world Service]

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01America Revisited: The West - The Documentary2016091020160911 (WS)

Why do Americans seem more divided than ever during this election year?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Philippa Thomas and Charlotte Pritchard travel from Los Angeles and the glitz and glamour of Vegas to the edge of the country on the US-Mexican border in Texas. They talk to musicians, gun enthusiasts and cowboys about whether President Obama has delivered all he promised. As well as enthusiasm for the new healthcare reforms and the recovering housing market, they uncover the deep tensions and worries permeating this election year.

01America Revisited: The West - The Documentary2016091020160914 (WS)

Why do Americans seem more divided than ever during this election year?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Philippa Thomas and Charlotte Pritchard travel from Los Angeles and the glitz and glamour of Vegas to the edge of the country on the US-Mexican border in Texas. They talk to musicians, gun enthusiasts and cowboys about whether President Obama has delivered all he promised. As well as enthusiasm for the new healthcare reforms and the recovering housing market, they uncover the deep tensions and worries permeating this election year.

01The Documentary2016091120160914 (WS)
20160915 (WS)

Why do Americans seem more divided than ever during this election year?

Philippa Thomas and Charlotte Pritchard travel from Los Angeles and the glitz and glamour of Vegas to the edge of the country on the US-Mexican border in Texas. They talk to musicians, gun enthusiasts and cowboys about whether President Obama has delivered all he promised. As well as enthusiasm for the new healthcare reforms and the recovering housing market, they uncover the deep tensions and worries permeating this election year.

02America Revisited: The South - The Documentary2016091720160918 (WS)

Why do Americans seem more divided than ever?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

When President Obama stepped into the White House back in 2008, many hoped his mixed heritage would help unite the country but eight years on America has never appeared more polarised. From Dallas to Nashville Chloe Hadjimatheou retraces a journey she took before Obama’s election across the southern states and stumbles across a gay community under attack, unfettered poverty in trailer parks, the last abortion clinic in Missouri and convicted murderers to find out why liberal and conservative, black and white, religious and secular Americans harbour so much animosity towards one another.

(Photo: People boarding a riverboat)

02America Revisited: The South - The Documentary2016091720160921 (WS)

Why do Americans seem more divided than ever?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

When President Obama stepped into the White House back in 2008, many hoped his mixed heritage would help unite the country but eight years on America has never appeared more polarised. From Dallas to Nashville Chloe Hadjimatheou retraces a journey she took before Obama’s election across the southern states and stumbles across a gay community under attack, unfettered poverty in trailer parks, the last abortion clinic in Missouri and convicted murderers to find out why liberal and conservative, black and white, religious and secular Americans harbour so much animosity towards one another.

(Photo: People boarding a riverboat)

02The Documentary2016091820160921 (WS)
20160922 (WS)

Why do Americans seem more divided than ever?

When President Obama stepped into the White House back in 2008, many hoped his mixed heritage would help unite the country but eight years on America has never appeared more polarised. From Dallas to Nashville Chloe Hadjimatheou retraces a journey she took before Obama’s election across the southern states and stumbles across a gay community under attack, unfettered poverty in trailer parks, the last abortion clinic in Missouri and convicted murderers to find out why liberal and conservative, black and white, religious and secular Americans harbour so much animosity towards one another.

(Photo: People boarding a riverboat)

03America Revisited: The East - The Documentary2016092420160925 (WS)

What do the people of the East coast think of Barack Obama's legacy?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Michelle Fleury and Ben Crighton travel from Louisville in Kentucky to New York on the East Coast. Along the way they speak to miners, environmentalists, food bank volunteers, drug addicts and former school students about President Obama’s legacy. Although the economy seems to have recovered from the global financial crisis, they encounter anger and disillusionment, and find that much of the optimism that swept Obama into office in 2008 has been replaced by division in Washington and across the country.

In the weeks before the 2008 US election, the BBC drove a bus coast to coast across the US asking people about their lives and their hopes and fears for the future. In the four-part series America Revisited we meet some of those same people again to find out why the country seems more divided than ever.

Picture: Billy and Doug are retired miners who are worried about their pensions, Credit: BBC

03America Revisited: The East - The Documentary2016092420160928 (WS)

What do the people of the East coast think of Barack Obama's legacy?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Michelle Fleury and Ben Crighton travel from Louisville in Kentucky to New York on the East Coast. Along the way they speak to miners, environmentalists, food bank volunteers, drug addicts and former school students about President Obama’s legacy. Although the economy seems to have recovered from the global financial crisis, they encounter anger and disillusionment, and find that much of the optimism that swept Obama into office in 2008 has been replaced by division in Washington and across the country.

In the weeks before the 2008 US election, the BBC drove a bus coast to coast across the US asking people about their lives and their hopes and fears for the future. In the four-part series America Revisited we meet some of those same people again to find out why the country seems more divided than ever.

Picture: Billy and Doug are retired miners who are worried about their pensions, Credit: BBC

03The Documentary2016092520160928 (WS)
20160929 (WS)

What do the people of the East coast think of Barack Obama's legacy?

Michelle Fleury and Ben Crighton travel from Louisville in Kentucky to New York on the East Coast. Along the way they speak to miners, environmentalists, food bank volunteers, drug addicts and former school students about President Obama’s legacy. Although the economy seems to have recovered from the global financial crisis, they encounter anger and disillusionment, and find that much of the optimism that swept Obama into office in 2008 has been replaced by division in Washington and across the country.

In the weeks before the 2008 US election, the BBC drove a bus coast to coast across the US asking people about their lives and their hopes and fears for the future. In the four-part series America Revisited we meet some of those same people again to find out why the country seems more divided than ever.

Picture: Billy and Doug are retired miners who are worried about their pensions, Credit: BBC

04America Revisited: The Discussion - The Documentary2016100820161009 (WS)

In the final programme we bring together five of the exciting speakers from the road trip

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 there was a mood of optimism in America and around the world. No President in history has inspired such hope and promise of change as the first black man to step into the White House. In the weeks before his election the BBC drove a bus coast to coast across the US asking people about their lives and their hopes and fears for the future. Now, as Obama’s Presidency comes to an end, we are retracing that route to find out why the country seems more divided than ever. In this four part series the BBC travels from Los Angeles down through the southern states to the East coast to gauge the mood in a country where anger among the population has been spilling into the streets.

In the final programme in the series we bring together five of the most exciting speakers from the road trip to talk through the burning issues in the election this year: race, migration, the economy and religion. Presenter Philippa Thomas chairs a discussion between an unemployed miner, a Trump enthusiast, a former opiates addict, a young black student and a Muslim blogger. We hear which of the candidates is going to get their vote and why.

(IMAGE: American Flag with people silhouettes. Credit: Getty Images)

04America Revisited: The Discussion - The Documentary2016100820161012 (WS)

In the final programme we bring together five of the exciting speakers from the road trip

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 there was a mood of optimism in America and around the world. No President in history has inspired such hope and promise of change as the first black man to step into the White House. In the weeks before his election the BBC drove a bus coast to coast across the US asking people about their lives and their hopes and fears for the future. Now, as Obama’s Presidency comes to an end, we are retracing that route to find out why the country seems more divided than ever. In this four part series the BBC travels from Los Angeles down through the southern states to the East coast to gauge the mood in a country where anger among the population has been spilling into the streets.

In the final programme in the series we bring together five of the most exciting speakers from the road trip to talk through the burning issues in the election this year: race, migration, the economy and religion. Presenter Philippa Thomas chairs a discussion between an unemployed miner, a Trump enthusiast, a former opiates addict, a young black student and a Muslim blogger. We hear which of the candidates is going to get their vote and why.

(IMAGE: American Flag with people silhouettes. Credit: Getty Images)

04The Documentary2016100920161012 (WS)
20161013 (WS)

In the final programme we bring together five of the exciting speakers from the road trip

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 there was a mood of optimism in America and around the world. No President in history has inspired such hope and promise of change as the first black man to step into the White House. In the weeks before his election the BBC drove a bus coast to coast across the US asking people about their lives and their hopes and fears for the future. Now, as Obama’s Presidency comes to an end, we are retracing that route to find out why the country seems more divided than ever. In this four part series the BBC travels from Los Angeles down through the southern states to the East coast to gauge the mood in a country where anger among the population has been spilling into the streets.

In the final programme in the series we bring together five of the most exciting speakers from the road trip to talk through the burning issues in the election this year: race, migration, the economy and religion. Presenter Philippa Thomas chairs a discussion between an unemployed miner, a Trump enthusiast, a former opiates addict, a young black student and a Muslim blogger. We hear which of the candidates is going to get their vote and why.

(IMAGE: American Flag with people silhouettes. Credit: Getty Images)

BBC World Service drives across the United States to find out why Americans seem more divided than ever.

04The Documentary2016100920161012 (WS)
20161013 (WS)

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 there was a mood of optimism in America and around the world. No President in history has inspired such hope and promise of change as the first black man to step into the White House. In the weeks before his election the BBC drove a bus coast to coast across the US asking people about their lives and their hopes and fears for the future. Now, as Obama’s Presidency comes to an end, we are retracing that route to find out why the country seems more divided than ever. In this four part series the BBC travels from Los Angeles down through the southern states to the East coast to gauge the mood in a country where anger among the population has been spilling into the streets.

In the final programme in the series we bring together five of the most exciting speakers from the road trip to talk through the burning issues in the election this year: race, migration, the economy and religion. Presenter Philippa Thomas chairs a discussion between an unemployed miner, a Trump enthusiast, a former opiates addict, a young black student and a Muslim blogger. We hear which of the candidates is going to get their vote and why.

(IMAGE: American Flag with people silhouettes. Credit: Getty Images)

In the final programme we bring together five of the exciting speakers from the road trip

BBC World Service drives across the United States to find out why Americans seem more divided than ever.