Season 19, Episode 1 The Choice 2000

First Aired: October 2, 2000

Parallel portraits of Presidential rivals George W. Bush and Al Gore are presented. Producer Michael Kirk and correspondent Peter Boyer probe their backgrounds and explore their personalities in interviews with some 70 people (including the candidates' wives), all of whom have known the two men and none of whom are pundits. Accordingly, Kirk says, “we're not wrestling with a lot of policy; we're wrestling with who they are.”