The Cronkite Reports: Legal Gambling - The Dice Are Loaded (1995)

Run Time - 46 min.  |  
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Venerable news anchorman Walter Cronkite hosts this in-depth look at the pervasiveness and effects of legal gambling on American culture. Cronkite explores questions like, is the lure of "easy money" replacing a strong work ethic in the attitudes of American youth, and is the funding of state and federal government through the proceeds of legal gambling a proper way of conducting government? Cronkite details the history of legalized gambling in America in an attempt to draw some conclusions about the impact gambling has had on the economic, moral, and social fabric of American society. The program features interviews with people from the average man on the street, to members of congress, to noted religious leaders.