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ACORN and the Firestorm - Trailer

Preview: Season 19 Episode 18 | 30s | Video has closed captioning.

For 40 years, community organizing group ACORN sought to empower marginalized communities. Its critics, though, believed ACORN promoted government waste and ineffective activism. These competing perceptions exploded nationally in 2009, fueled by a YouTube video made by undercover activists. ACORN and the Firestorm goes beyond the 24-hour news cycle, cutting to the heart of the political divide.

Aired: 05/21/18

Rating: NR

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