Taken for a Ride

POV Season 9
  • Feature Film
  • 1996
Before freeways, traffic congestion and air pollution, public transportation was a vital part of the American landscape. Jim Klein and Martha Olson weave investigative journalism, urban history and social commentary to uncover General Motors' role in dismantling street car transportation in the 1930's, and in catapulting the automobile to the center of our national culture.

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  • Jim Klein
  • Martha Olson takenforaride-filmmakers-85x85.jpg