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Season 9 Episode 19

King Corn

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 15, 2008 on PBS
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King Corn
Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis are two recent college graduates with an unusual mission. They set off to Iowa, their hearts set on growing an acre of corn. The two filmmakers document the process of growing and selling corn, from the seeds to the factories. Along the way, they learn troubling realities about the production of corn in the United States.moreless

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