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Watch As Goes Janesville tonight on PBS

We hope you will join us in watching As Goes Janesville tonight at 10pm on PBS Independent Lens.

The New York Times' rave review for the film calls it "an up-close view of one of the meanest and most dramatic chapters in recent American politics: the battle over collective-bargaining rights for Wisconsin state employees and the subsequent effort to recall the Republican governor, Scott Walker, from office." The version you'll see tonight is the streamlined cut made for TV, which the Times' Mike Hale says "has a narrative drive unusual for a 60-minute television documentary, pulling us along like a political thriller."

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Cynthia Fuchs, Pop Matters

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"It’s not a little distressing to see that the debates then remain the same, only with the costs more devastating. The documentary—so energetic, so right—provides heartening evidence of efforts by activists, filmmakers, and mothers to fight back."

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