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WGVU presents FRONTLINE: Trump's Trade War


Tuesday, May 7th @ 10:00 on WGVU Public Television - PBS FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the history of U.S.-China trade relations and the current case for the Trump administration’s tariffs imposed on Chinese made products in the documentary Trump’s Trade War.

WGVU talks with NPR’s correspondent who visited China for an inside look at the trade divide.

“President Trump has been about tariffs and the trade deficit and China for at least the past two decades.”

Laura Sullivan is correspondent for FRONTLINE and NPR’s film Trump’s Trade War.

“And by the time he reached the campaign trail in 2016, you know, he found his audience and as Steve Bannon his Chief Strategist said that when he would get into a room President Trump would start talking about China, he said you could see the people leaning forward. That no other Republican was talking like this. Nobody was talking to them like this. And it was like somebody was finally acknowledging what had actually happened throughout the heartland of much of America and what had happened to America’s manufacturing towns.”

Trump's Trade War airs Tuesday, May 7th @ 10:00 on WGVU Public Television.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.