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Season 17, Episode 13 Chisholm '72 - Unbought & Unbossed

First Aired: February 7, 2005

“Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed” chronicles Brooklyn congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's longshot candidacy for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination. Her trek on “the Chisholm trail” marked the first time a black woman ever sought the White House (Chisholm, who died Jan. 1, 2005, was also the first black woman elected to Congress). Here, she recalls her '72 bid and the issues that underpinned it, as do some 20 other observers.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: 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)

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