Independent Lens

Season 19 Episode 19

ACORN and the Firestorm

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 21, 2018 on PBS
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ACORN and the Firestorm
An examination of the politically charged battle to take down ACORN, a controversial national community-organizing group. The group sought to empower marginalized communities, but its critics believed it exemplified everything wrong with liberal ideals, and promoted government waste and ineffective activism.

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