The Awful Truth : Episode 22 (2000)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |  
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Synopsis by Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

In the first segment of the program, host Michael Moore visits a number of congressmen to discuss a bill that would allow schools to hang the Ten Commandments. He asks each of them to name a particular commandment -- the eight or third -- and no one can. Throughout the program a number of solutions are offered to solve the problem of homelessness. One homeless man is shipped to Holland, several set up house in a storage locker, and others sleep in recycling containers and the trunks of parked cars. Next, a "Newt Bridal Registry" invites the viewer to purchase a number of items including a piggy bank and "Divorce Law Made E-Z" for the upcoming wedding of Newt Gingrich. Finally, there is a segment on eradicating affirmative action for the wealthy. The Awful Truth argues that since George W. Bush attended good colleges despite mediocre grades, others with better grades were passed over.



expose [revelation], investigation, truth, corruption, cover-up, deception, fraud, hypocrisy