Monday, October 6, 2008

Frontline presents The Choice 2008

This election season, PBS's flagship documentary series Frontline offers voters more options than ever to view its quadrennial award-winning election special The Choice 2008, premiering Tuesday, October 14, from 9 to 11 p.m. on WGVU TV & WGVU HD, with encore broadcasts Sunday, October 26 10 p.m. and Monday, November 3 at 10 p.m.

WGVU will also offer a free community screening of The Choice 2008 at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts on Monday, October 20 at 7 p.m. Click here for details.

For the first time, Frontline viewers will also be able to watch the complete two-hour dual biography of John McCain and Barack Obama on YouTube ( and download it free from iTunes beginning October 15 through the month of November. The Choice 2008 will also stream in the high-quality News & Public Affairs Player at, where visitors can select from a rich archive of more than 45 full-length Frontline reports, as always with no commercials.

For 20 years, through five presidential elections, Frontline's The Choice has presented rich personal and political biographies of the candidates through in-depth interviews with the advisers, friends and those closest to them. Hailed by critics as "the best single TV opportunity that voters have to examine the two men who would be president," The Choice has become a much-anticipated election favorite.

"Now more than ever, new media plays an important role in how Americans learn and share information about the election," says Frontline executive producer David Fanning. "It's important that we continue to fulfill the mission of public broadcasting by extending free viewership of The Choice 2008 to as wide an audience as possible and by reaching out to voters across these digital platforms."

Digital Cable television viewers will also be able to access The Choice 2008 via Elections '08 On Demand, a voter-education VOD channel that is being offered across the country on America's leading cable operators, including Comcast, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable among many others. Please check with your cable provider to find The Choice 2008 and Elections '08 On Demand.

Visit The Choice 2008 on to watch previews, check local listings, and bookmark the page for streaming video of the complete documentary coming October 14.

Watch and share The Choice 2008 with friends on YouTube beginning October 15.

Download The Choice 2008 free from iTunes beginning October 15 through the month of November.