Slate Presents
Slate Presents
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Season 3 Trailer | The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth
7 minutes Posted Jun 3, 2019 at 8:07 am.
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Linda Taylor was a con artist, a kidnapper, maybe even a murderer. She was also America’s original “welfare queen,” the villain Ronald Reagan needed to create a vision of a country being taken advantage of by its poorest citizens. In The Queen, Josh Levin reveals the never-before-told story of a woman whose singular life was forgotten in the rush to create a vicious American stereotype. Each season of Slate Presents brings you a new narrative mini-series. 

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