Live in the D.C. area and need a legal reason to laze on the couch this weekend? Want to practice your TiVo skills before the fall TV season starts up next month? On Sunday, WETA is showing “Fair Fight in the Marketplace,” a half-hour documentary on the role of antitrust law.
Besides a brief history, the program features three case studies involving Archer Daniels Midland, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, and Microsoft. Robert Pitofsky, former FTC chair, calls the documentary “clear,” “balanced,” and “entertaining.”
“Fair Fight” is the brainchild of the American Antitrust Institute. The program and related educational materials were paid for, in part, by a grant from a cy pres fund established in the 2002 settlement of a California consumer class action over vitamins price-fixing.
For those of you outside the Beltway, sorry. AAI reports that “Fair Fight” has already been shown on 75 PBS stations around the country.