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Premiering on PBS on Oct. 1 (a week from today) ... "Dark Money" follows Montana journalist John S. Adams as he follows the increasingly murky trail of money influencing the state's elections.

The big picture: Adams, former capital bureau chief for the Great Falls Tribune and creator of the Montana Free Press, says in a release about the film that when campaigns can receive unlimited sums from anonymous donors, "Then it’s not the people controlling the government—it’s the government controlled by a corporation controlling the people, which is like super-crazy Big Brother, but it’s happening."

Per the release: "Dark Money has its national broadcast and streaming debut on the PBS documentary series POV and pov.org on Monday, October 1 at 10 p.m. ... POV is American television’s longest-running independent documentary series, now in its 31st season."

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