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In Search of the Real America; Pig of the World


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In Search of the Real America
Pig of the World
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Host Ben Wattenberg looks at the achievements of the free enterprise system in America. Series release date: 1977

Program Description

Ben Wattenberg’s challenge to the “chorus of failure and guilt” this time around focuses on two allegations: first, that American consumption of resources exploits Third World countries and second that that consumption is consuming nonrenewable resources. According to Ben, “it just isn’t so, international trade is not a game in which if someone wins, someone else has to lose.” The case in point is Malaysia and the opposing point of view is presented by Stewart Udall.

NOTE: Repeated May 25, 1978.



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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “In Search of the Real America; Pig of the World,” 05/11/1978, GBH Archives, accessed April 13, 2021,
MLA: “In Search of the Real America; Pig of the World.” 05/11/1978. GBH Archives. Web. April 13, 2021. <>.
APA: In Search of the Real America; Pig of the World. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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