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Split Screen

The 2020 U.S. presidential election culminated in a razor's edge standoff where results were contested for days, and the nation was deeply divided. That division ultimately escalated into violence during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In the thick of growing political polarization, assertions of voter fraud and questions of the election's integrity were amplified by some news media outlets and social media accounts invested in overturning election results. "Split Screen" investigates how we got to this turning point and the power of news and media coverage to inform our reality and our political ideology. From executive producer Trevor Noah and director Rebecca Gitlitz, "Split Screen" explores the history of active dissemination of mis-and disinformation that has created diametrically opposing realities among Americans and how it has led us to this point. Abraham Lincoln famously said that a house divided cannot stand. Is America so divided right now that her time-honored democracy is at risk? Can that divide be bridged? What is the path forward and what responsibility does the media have in forging that path? "Split Screen" airs November 20 at 10 p.m. ET on MSNBC.