For generations, Monopoly has been America’s favorite board game, a love letter to unbridled capitalism and — for better or worse — the impulses that make our free-market society tick. But behind the myth of the game’s creation is an untold tale of theft, obsession and corporate double-dealing. Part detective story, part sharp social commentary and part pop-culture celebration, RUTHLESS: MONOPOLY’S SECRET HISTORY presents the fascinating true story behind America’s favorite game. Written and Directed by Stephen Ives and Executive Produced by Cameo George, RUTHLESS: MONOPOLY’S SECRET HISTORY premieres Monday, February 20, 2023, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app.
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