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Season 8, Episode 17 Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?

First Aired: February 27, 2007

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.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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