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FRONTLINE; Is This Any Way to Run a Government

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Is This Any Way to Run a Government
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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This program investigates the one federal agency that is arguably the most resistant to reform - the Department of Agriculture. Focusing on excesses, abuse and mismanagement in the USDA's massive crop subsidy programs, the program examines how Congressional power has stymied a generation of agriculture secretaries, Republicans and Democrats alike, who have tried to reform the agency's bloated and outdated bureaucracy.

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