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Original Air Date:
31 March 2005
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Mark Walsh ... Himself - Air America Radio

Al Franken ... Himself - Co-Host, The O'Franken Factor
Katherine Lanpher ... Herself - Co-Host, The O'Franken Factor
Randi Rhodes ... Herself - Host, The Randi Rhodes Show

Janeane Garofalo ... Herself - Co-Host, Majority Report
Evan Cohen ... Himself - Chairman & Principal Investor

Sam Seder ... Himself - Co-Host, Majority Report
David Goodfriend ... Himself - General Counsel, Air America Radio

Marc Maron ... Himself - Co-Host, Morning Sedition
Jonathan Larsen ... Himself - Producer, Morning Sedition
Mark Riley ... Himself - Co-Host, Morning Sedition

Bill Hillsman ... Himself - Consultant
Doug Kreeger ... Himself - Investor & Consultant

Chuck D. ... Himself - Co-Host, Unfiltered (as Chuck D)
Carl Ginsburg ... Himself - Executive Producer, Air America Radio
Paula Span ... Herself - Washington Post Reporter
Hank Gallo ... Himself - Producer, The Majority Report

Lizz Winstead ... Herself - Co-Host, Unfiltered
Sue Ellicott ... Herself - Co-Host, Morning Sedition
Jacqui Rossinsky ... Herself - VP, Sales & Marketing

Michael Moore ... Himself - Filmmaker

Al Gore ... Himself (voice)
John Manzo ... Himself - Exec. Producer, The Randi Rhodes Show

Ralph Nader ... Himself (voice)

Tim Robbins ... Himself - Actor

Rachel Maddow ... Herself
Naomi Starkman ... Herself - PR, Air America Radio
Shelley Lewis ... Herself - VP News
Jim Earl ... Himself - Writer
Sinohe Terrero ... Himself - VP, Finance, Air America Radio
Jon Sinton ... Himself - President, Air America Radio

Helen Thomas ... Herself - White House Reporter (voice)

Arianna Huffington ... Herself - Columnist / Author
Carmine Garofalo ... Himself

Mike Papantonio ... Himself - Co-Host, Ring of Fire
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tom Brokaw ... Himself (archive footage)

George W. Bush ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Tucker Carlson ... Himself (archive footage)
Patrick T. Cosgrave ... Himself - Board Operator
Howard Dean ... Himself (archive sound)
Sean Hannity ... Himself (archive footage)
Rush Limbaugh ... Himself (archive footage)

Deborah Norville ... Herself (archive footage)

Condoleezza Rice ... Herself (archive footage)
Michael Savage ... Himself (archive sound)
Timothy Allan Walker ... Himself

Episode Crew
Directed by
Patrick Farrelly 
Kate O'Callaghan 
Produced by
Susan Araujo .... associate producer
Michael Bonfiglio .... executive producer
Patrick Farrelly .... producer
Jacqueline Glover .... supervising producer
Liz Heller .... senior producer
Liz Heller .... supervising producer
Jack Lechner .... executive producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Kate O'Callaghan .... producer
Mimi O'Donovan .... executive producer
Robert Palumbo .... co-producer
Erica Soehngen .... co-producer
Yana Verling .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Kimbrough 
Cinematography by
Robert Palumbo (director of photography)
Erica Soehngen (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Maeve O'Boyle 
David Zieff 
Production Management
Patrick Farrelly .... production manager
Sound Department
Patrick Donahue .... sound re-recording mixer (as Pat Donahue)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Belcher .... additional photographer
Mira Chang .... additional photographer
Donna DeCesare .... additional photographer
Evan Eames .... additional photographer
Patrick Farrelly .... camera operator
Paul Grass .... additional photographer
Rob Hatch .... additional photographer
Alicia Ng .... additional photographer
Kate O'Callaghan .... camera operator
Robert Palumbo .... camera operator
Erica Soehngen .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Susan Araujo .... assistant editor
Sam Douglas .... additional editor
Sam Wainwright Douglas .... additional editor
Paul Grass .... additional editor
Mike Woodworth .... additional editor
Other crew
Carl Deal .... archivist
Salimah El-Amin .... archive researcher
Robert Garrison .... program assistant
Oorlagh George .... production assistant
Atiyah Muhammad .... program assistant
Andrew Myers .... production assistant
Consuelo Villanueva .... production assistant
Jordan Montminy .... special thanks

Series Crew
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Directed by
Jon Alpert (episode "Lock-Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island") (episode "One Year in a Life of Crime") (episode "Life of Crime 2") (episode "Latin Kings: A Street Gang Story")
Fenton Bailey (episode "Juror #5") (episode "Shock Video 2002") (episode "Monica in Black and White")
Randy Barbato (episode "Juror #5") (episode "Monica in Black and White")
Joe Berlinger (episode "Judgment Day: Should the Guilty Go Free") (episode "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills") (episode "Paradise Lost 2: Revelations")
Jay Blumenfield (episode "Small Town Ecstasy")
Nick Broomfield (episode "Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer") (episode "Fetishes")
Joan Churchill (episode "Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer")
Shari Cookson (episode "Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen")
Kate Davis (episode "Southern Comfort") (episode "Jockey")
Maryann DeLeo (episode "Chernobyl Heart")
Kirby Dick (episode "Showgirls: Glitz & Angst")
Deborah Dickson (episode "LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton")
Vince DiPersio (episode "Fatal Twisters: A Season Of Fury") (episode "5 American Kids - 5 American Handguns")
Liz Garbus (episode "Execution of Wanda Jean, The")
Daniel B. Gold (episode "Blue Vinyl")
Judith Helfand (episode "Blue Vinyl")
John Hyams (episode "Smashing Machine: The Life and Times of Mark Kerr, The")
Lisa F. Jackson (episode "Life Afterlife")
Kristi Jacobson (episode "American Standoff")
Patti Kaplan (episode "Cathouse") (episode "Cathouse 2: Back in the Saddle")
Jonathan Karsh (episode "My Flesh and Blood")
Rory Kennedy (episode "A Boy's Life") (episode "Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable") (episode "American Hollow")
Marc Levin (episode "Soldiers in the Army of God") (episode "Thug Life in D.C.") (episode "Back In the Hood: Gang War 2")
Albert Maysles (episode "LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton")
Ivy Meeropol (episode "Heir to an Execution")
James Miller (episode "Death in Gaza")
Steven Okazaki (episode "Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End Of the Street")
Linda Otto (episode "Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen")
Brent Owens (episode "Hookers at the Point") (episode "Hookers & Johns: Trick or Treat") (episode "Atlantic City Hookers: It Ain't E-Z Being a Ho") (episode "Hookers at the Point: Five Years Later") (episode "Hookers at the Point: Going Out Again") (episode "Pimp's Up, Ho's Down")
Alexandra Pelosi (episode "Diary of a Political Tourist") (episode "Journeys with George")
Daphne Pinkerson (episode "Soldiers in the Army of God")
Thom Powers (episode "Private Dicks: Men Exposed")
Dan Reed (episode "Terror in Moscow")
Nina Rosenblum (episode "Lock-Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island")
Bruce Sinofsky (episode "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills") (episode "Paradise Lost 2: Revelations")
Meema Spadola (episode "Private Dicks: Men Exposed")
Antony Thomas (episode "Celibacy")
Cynthia Wade (episode "Shelter Dogs")
James Ronald Whitney (episode "Just, Melvin: Just Evil") (episode "Telling Nicholas")
Gerardine Wurzburg (episode "Graduating Peter")
Eames Yeates (episode "Crank: Made in America")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vince DiPersio  (episode "Fatal Twisters: A Season Of Fury") (episode "5 American Kids - 5 American Handguns")
Brent Owens  (episode "Hookers at the Point") (episode "Hookers & Johns: Trick or Treat") (episode "Atlantic City Hookers: It Ain't E-Z Being a Ho")
Brent Owens  (episode "Hookers at the Point: Going Out Again")

Produced by
Brent Owens .... producer (episode "Atlantic City Hookers: It Ain't E-Z Being a Ho") (episode "Hookers & Johns: Trick or Treat") (episode "Hookers at the Point")
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Additional Details

98 min | 100 min | 99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Truly Original Documentary, 22 July 2006
Author: Trevor Manwaring from United States

I saw this documentary for the first time recently on HBO on demand. It totally surprised me because I was expecting the usual talking heads show. Instead I was treated to a really extraordinary story that combined a raw, insider drama with a great feel for the politics of 2004. I'm amazed that I haven't heard more about this movie -- I happened on it because I was more or less channel surfing. This is a classic documentary but it has all of the edge-of-your-seat elements of a thriller. The story takes many twists and turns and I was really taken by how close to the intrigue the film makers got. For anybody interested in the political battles that led to the re-election of George Bush this film will give you a really unique take on what happened. It's full to the brim with great characters like Randi Rhodes, Al Franken, and Marc Maron. I totally recommend it.

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