POV 1988 | TV Show
This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)
Premiered: July 5, 1988
Season 9, Episode 11 Taken for a Ride
First Aired: August 6, 1996
A look at the role the auto industry may have played in the demise of trolley-car systems throughout the U.S. Included: how a company funded largely by GM took over mass transit in more than 80 U.S. cities and quickly began cutting service; archival footage.