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Street Fight

Season 18 Episode 3 | 1h 25m 38s | Video has closed captioning.

Street Fight covers the turbulent campaign of Cory Booker, a 32-year old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law graduate running for mayor of Newark, N.J., against Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent twice his age. An urban David and Goliath story, the film chronicles the young man's struggle against the city's entrenched political machine, which routinely uses strong-arm tactics to hold onto power.

Aired: 07/05/05

Expired: 11/03/20

Rating: NR

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