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Elvis, Tupelo, and the American Dream | The King

Clip: Season 20 Episode 9 | 2m 8s

In this excerpt from The King, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki goes to Tupelo, Mississippi in search of the childhood home of Elvis Presley's and ends up exploring the dilapidated state of the American Dream. After Jarecki finds the home young Elvis briefly lived in while his dad was in prison, neighbors talk about the town's class divide, and whether they think the American Dream is even achievable.

Aired: 01/28/19

Rating: NR

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