In 1965, Hillary Rodham arrived at Wellesley College as a conservative Republican, a daughter of the Midwest, and a fan of the Motown group The Supremes.
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“Hillary was not in any way shape or form a radical,” says friend Robert Reich. But in the tumult of the 1960s that swept across college campuses nationwide, Rodham underwent a political evolution.
“Hillary’s Political Education” was drawn from FRONTLINE’s reporting for The Choice 2016, filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team’s dual biography of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Since 1988, The Choice has brought viewers in-depth, interwoven biographies of the two major-party U.S. presidential candidates.
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