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Published on Jan 3, 2011
TRUE LIVES is a series from American Documentary, Inc., producer of PBS's acclaimed independent documentary series POV. The series revisits classic films from the POV archive, as well as important documentaries never aired on public television, providing evergreen award-winning programs to the public television system.
It's baptism by fire when a political underdog takes on the closest thing to American royalty. Joshua Seftel gives us a gritty behind-the-scenes look at neophyte Kevin Vigilante's campaign against Patrick Kennedy for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in TAKING ON THE KENNEDYS (POV 1996). The New England physician learns the hard way how modern politics are fought in this Rhode Island race.
The fourth installment of TRUE LIVES will be distributed by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) in 2011. Check local listings at http://www.truelives.org.