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Politics & Government

POV has featured many films about the inner workings of the U.S. government both inside and outside the Beltway. Stories about campaigns on the national and local stage highlight what is right — and wrong — with America's imperfect democracy in action. These films convey the excitement of candidates winning the offices they seek, and the humiliation they feel in defeat.

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FBI Informant Quiz

FBI Informant Quiz

Better This World examines some of the controversial issues surrounding the FBI's use of informants in grassroots political organizations. How much do you know about the FBI's vast network of spies? Take our quiz and find out.

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Better This World: Full Film

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