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TANNER ’88: Episode 11
“The Reality Check”
Directed by Robert Altman • 1988 • United States
In 1988, renegade filmmaker Robert Altman and Pulitzer Prize-winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau created a presidential candidate, ran him alongside the other hopefuls during the primary season, and presented their media campaign as a cross between a soap opera and TV news. In this episode, Tanner seeks the African American vote.
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