PBS NewsHour

Today's bitterly divided U.S. politics in historical context

Clip: 02/06/2020 | 11m 6s | Video has closed captioning.

The partisan results of President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial reinforced the political divisions characterizing current American politics. How does this moment compare with the past? Judy Woodruff sits down with the University of New Hampshire’s Ellen Fitzpatrick, presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Carolyn Lukensmeyer of the National Institute for Civil Discourse to discuss.

Aired: 02/06/20

Rating: NR

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