Story 1 The Game Is On

Summer, 2001: Secret negotiations
between the governments of the U.S. and Mexico break into
front page news, igniting a national debate over immigration.

The moment seems like an incredible alignment of
the stars, as advocates maneuver politicians to move
further and faster. Then 9/11 attacks shatter those hopes.

But around the country, the issue lingers into November’s local
elections. A heated city council race in Iowa tells a personal story
about political engagement in difficult times, and previews
the battle to come.


  • Shari Robertson, Director/Producer
  • Michael Camerini, Director/Producer
  • Mark Juergens, Editor
  • Mark Suozzo, Composer
  • Rachel Salmon, Series Coordinating Producer
  • Jeni Morrison, Senior Associate Producer
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