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Mr. Cao Goes to Washington

Mr. Cao Goes to Washington

What happens when the naivete of a political rookie clashes with the realities of racial and partisan politics of the South? This film is a character study of Congressman Joseph Cao, a Vietnamese American Republican elected by surprise in an African American Democratic district in New Orleans. Will Cao make it through his term with his idealism intact? [56 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

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Program Description: What happens when the naivete of a political rookie clashes with the realities of racial and partisan politics of the South? This film is a character study of Congressman Joseph Cao, a Vietnamese American Republican elected by surprise in an African American Democratic district in New Orleans. Will Cao make it through his term with his idealism intact?

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