Jun 30, 2000
Stories of a typically American kind of hero: The person who decides to fight city hall, who stands up alone for what's right, and damn the consequences.
We hear the story of two idealists who work in government, two centuries after another set of idealists created the American government. Both of the modern idealists suffer and sacrifice because of their ideals; both lose their jobs.
- A small-town mayor tries to keep a developer from building in his town...and it results in the kind of snowballing fiasco by the end of which the town literally doesn't exist anymore. Alix Spiegel tells that story, which she produced with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (34 minutes)