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Eugene Jarecki weaves together stories about the nation's drug war has affected poor and minority communities.

It’s been more than 40 years since President Richard Nixon declared “a war on drugs.” Since then, the U.S. has spent roughly $1 trillion combating illegal narcotics, and authorities have made more than 45 million drug-related arrests. Yet drugs are as plentiful and cheap as ever. This documentary from filmmaker Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) touches down in 20 states as it weaves together stories about the drug war’s toll on poor and minority communities and its role in the creation of our prison-industrial complex. Monday, April 8, at 10 p.m., PBS; check local listings

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