POV Shorts: Boom and Bust

Season 36 Episode 604 | 25m  | Video has closed captioning.  | Video has audio description

Two stories from California and Texas excavating distinct portraits of place, politics, and economy. In When the LAPD Blows Up Your Neighborhood, locals and news organizations witness a volatile situation turn into a literal powder keg. In When It’s Good It’s Good, a filmmaker returns to West Texas and documents the local oil industry's boom and bust.

Aired: 11/13/23

Expires: 10/04/27

Rating: TV-14

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