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The Big Payback

Season 24 Episode 5 | 1h 25m 13s  | Video has closed captioning.  | Video has audio description

An Evanston, Illinois rookie alderwoman led the passage of the first tax-funded reparations bill for Black Americans. While she and her community struggle with the burden to make restitution for its citizens, a national racial crisis engulfs the country. Will the debt ever be addressed, or is it too late for a reparations movement to finally get the big payback?

Aired: 01/16/23

Expires: 01/16/26

Rating: TV-14

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