Can "clean campaigns" save our democracy? Check out this eye-opening preview to a special one-hour version of the PBS newsmagazine NOW airing October 20, 2006 (check local listings). The show examines "clean campaigns," a movement to rid political elections of big money and special interest influence.
Impossible, you say? Already written into law in places like Arizona and Maine -- and the source of a contentious ballot proposition debate in California -- clean campaigns might revolutionize the way politicians run for office and inspire more everyday citizens to do the same. But are campaigning restrictions a violation of free speech? Get tuned in NOW.
PBS airdate: Friday, October 20 at 9:00 p.m. (check local listings). For more information visit www.pbs.org/now