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ACORN and The Firestorm

by Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard

The story of how ACORN, a national community-organizing group devoted to empowering lower income communities, was investigated by undercover journalists, cutting to the heart of the great political divide.

Better This World

by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega

Two childhood friends from Midland, Texas fall under the sway of a charismatic revolutionary who leads them down a path that changes their lives forever.


Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?

by Frank Popper

Follow the 2004 Missouri Democratic primary to replace retiring former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt from inside the campaign of Jeff Smith, a 29-year-old part time political science teacher.

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State Legislature

by Frederick Wiseman

Shot by legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, State Legislature follows the 2004 session of the state's basic democratic institution.


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