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Hidden Agenda
Part of the Series: On Common Ground Series

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Domino Effect
City Hall comes under siege when an unemployed worker blames the government for his legal and financial difficulties, and takes revenge. Theme: Why government is necessary; the purpose it serves.
Like Taking Candy From a Baby
Law enforcement personnel and other city officials attempt to infiltrate a telemarketing boiler room scam that preys on elderly immigrants. Theme: The U.S. Constitution as the basis for the rule…
For the Greater Good
The city is polarized when a proposed highway project threatens homes in the Latino section of the city. Theme: Individual rights versus the public or common good.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
When compliance with federal law threatens the city with financial disaster, the city comes into direct conflict with the disabled community and the judicial branch of the federal government. Theme:…
Collision Course - Part I
When an avowed anti-immigrant extremist plans to speak at a rally, the city must grapple with some difficult freedom-of-speech issues. Theme: Freedom of expression and immigration.
Collision Course - Part II
A law firm headed by two immigrants is divided over prospects of representing someone who espouses extreme anti-immigrant sentiments. Theme: Freedom of speech; equal protection under the law.
A Delicate Balance
An investigative reporter gains information that could lead to the conviction of an accused rapist, but only if the reporter is willing to divulge the source of her information. Theme:…
Rules of the Game
Following the drug-related death of a high school student, local law enforcement officials take questionable measures to bring those responsible to justice. Theme: Due process of law and limited government.
Sticks and Stones - Part I
An immigrant businessman who has been physically assaulted by a member of an influential family seeks justice from the legal system. Theme: Right to privacy and criminal due process.
Sticks and Stones - Part II
When a young man from a wealthy family goes on trial for assault, the truth emerges from an unlikely source. Theme: The judicial system.
A House Divided
The race for a City Council seat causes deep divisions, especially among black residents of the district. Theme: Popular sovereignty; the right to vote, hold office and participate in the…
Fall From Grace - Part I
Flagrant abuses in an inner city apartment building lead to charges of corruption in City Hall. Theme: Limited government and consent of the governed.
Fall From Grace - Part II
As facts about the deplorable conditions in an inner city apartment become public, citizens organize in opposition to the city council member who owns the property. Theme: The contract of…
Skin Deep
Community tensions run high when an immigrant's controversial small business ignites the anger of neighboring business owners. Theme: Economic rights.
Hidden Agenda
While the city is embroiled in a civil rights controversy involving city hall maintenance workers, a TV news anchor fights a civil rights battle of her own. Theme: Diversity, civil…

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I would have liked closure on Katherine law suit. Also it abruptly jumped to the summary portion and at first, I thought the video had ended right then. The flow could have been improved or a transition could have been added there.