PBS Anywhere

Providing Support for PBS.org

Independent Lens

ACORN and the Firestorm - Trailer

Preview: Season 19 Episode 18 | 30s

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

Video has closed captioning.

The full episode is no longer available for online streaming. Why?

Please continue to enjoy extra(s) from this episode.

Problems Playing Video?