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Independent Lens Episode: "Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?"

Season 8, Episode 17
Episode Synopsis: Frank Popper's “Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?” follows the 2004 congressional campaign of Jeff Smith, a 29-year-old Washington University professor battling state representative Russ Carnahan in the Democratic primary for the seat vacated by Missouri Democrat Dick Gephardt. The documentary examines the political and financial challenges facing Smith's campaign, and includes appearances by Howard Dean and columnists Bill McClellan and Sylvester Brown.
Original Air Date: Feb 27, 2007
Guest Cast Howard Dean Jeff Smith

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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