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What If 17-Year-Old Boys Ran The State?

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For 85-years, the American Legion has run a mock government boot camp, teaching young men to campaign and win faux elections. And along the way, participants learn how far closely-held convictions will bend before they break. Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine join host Krys Boyd to talk about a national program for high school students to learn the nuts and bolts of U.S. government by creating it themselves, which they capture in their documentary “Boys State,” airing on Apple TV +.