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The Democracy Rebellion: A Reporter's Notebook With Hedrick Smith

Democracy spring march on Washington to protest money in politics.
The Democracy Rebellion / Hedrick Smith Productions
Democracy spring march on Washington to protest money in politics.

Airs Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV + Saturday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. on KPBS 2

On, "The Democracy Rebellion: A Reporter's Notebook," Journalist Hedrick Smith travels the country looking for positive stories of democratic reform and finds them in six states where grassroots activists are fighting to equal the playing field. It’s the missing story of American politics.

You’ll see compelling narratives of citizen movements and graphic portraits of local heroes launching local, bipartisan campaigns to restore democracy through clean elections, exposing dark money, voter protections and gerrymander reform.

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This film is available to stream on demand through Feb. 3, 2020.

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Hedrick Smith Productions is an independent television production company that creates long-form documentaries and miniseries for PBS. It was founded in 1990 by Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former foreign correspondent, editor and Washington Bureau Chief for The New York Times.


Since then, Hedrick Smith and his production teams have created more than 20 prime time PBS miniseries and broadcast specials, winning most of television’s most prestigious awards.