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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.

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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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