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Crashing the Tea Party
Monday November 1 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC News Network
The fastest growing political movement in the US today is the so-called Tea Party - a right-wing grass-roots revolt with hundreds of thousands of supporters that's threatening to change the face of American politics. Now as the US prepares to vote in crucial mid-term elections seasoned political commentator Andrew Neil is off on a whistle stop tour of the country to find out what's behind it and why it's spreading like wildfire.
The Tea Party wants to change America - but their first target is the Republican Party. Urged on by the likes of Fox News' most prominent host, Glenn Beck, and the Tea Party darling Sarah Palin, they're trying to replace established Republican politicians with Tea Party candidates. But as Andrew Neil discovers, their real target is the man in the White House. Obama, they believe, is an out and out socialist, and the Federal Government is well on the way to tyranny. It's scary stuff - but it's certainly changing the face of America.
Directed by Alex Cooke of UK based Renegade Pictures for the BBC in association with CBC news Network.
About Andrew Neil: During his career he has been editor of The Economist, editor of The Sunday Times, Executive Chairman of Sky Television, Executive Editor of Fox Television News of America, and a regular political/economic commentator on all the American networks and news channels. Today he is Chairman of The Press Holdings Media Group, owners of The Spectator magazine, and each week he anchors a range of broadcast political programming in the United Kingdom. Andrew Neil currently anchors four editions of the Daily Politics on BBC2 every week, the award-winning This Week on BBC1 every Thursday and Straight Talk with Andrew Neil on BBC News 24.