Donald Trump or Joe Biden?

Americans vote Tuesday to elect their future president.

On this occasion, Christophe Hondelatte offers you, from November 2 to 6, a special "Hondelatte tells" week on the major affairs that have marked the history of the United States.


Americans may wake up Tuesday with a new president.

With this new presidential election, what page of their history are they preparing to write?

From the Watergate scandal to the success of the Apollo XI mission and the Columbine massacre… Christophe Hondelatte returns in "Hondelatte Raconte" on the greatest events in the history of the United States through five stories, broadcast from 2 to 6 November.

Several specialists, journalists or historians, will come to share their analyzes and shed light on these major cases. 

Find "Hondelatte tells" in replay and podcast here

The program

  • Monday November 2: The Columbine massacre

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold entered the school cafeteria in Columbine, United States, where they dropped two bombs that did not explode.

So they decide to shoot anything that moves ...

Guests: Gérald Olivier

, journalist specializing in the United States and

Marie-Cécile Naves

, doctor of political science from Paris-Dauphine University.

  • Tuesday November 3: The Watergate

In June 1972, burglars were arrested at the headquarters of the Democratic Party in Washington, United States.

Among them, some belonged to the CIA and gravitate in the direct entourage of President Nixon ...

Guest: André Kaspi

, historian, author of

The Watergate, American Democracy to the Test

(Complex Editions)

  • Wednesday November 4: Rosa Parks

In 1955 in Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to give way to a white man on a bus.

Since then, she has become a legend of the black cause.

Guest: Corentin Sellin,


  • Thursday November 5: Apollo XI, a giant leap for humanity

On July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins boarded the Saturn 5 rocket. Four days later, Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon.

Followed, 19 minutes later, by Aldrin.

Guest: Philippe Henarejos

, editor-in-chief of Ciel et Espace magazine

  • Friday November 6: Jordan Belfort, the true story of the Wolf of Wall Street

The true story of Jordan Belfort, an unscrupulous trader who inspired the film with Leonardo DiCaprio.

The fabulous destiny of a New Yorker, from a modest background, who will earn hundreds of millions of dollars without the slightest degree ...

Guest: Philippe Dessertine

, director of the Institut de Haute Finance in Paris