Out of Order
About This Episode
Now more than ever, American citizens are discontented and disillusioned with national politics. Senior politicians note the disappearance of the collegiality they once shared with peers of differing political ideologies. As a result, the ability to discuss issues from varying points of view and negotiate solutions, appears to be fading from the American political process.
Out of Order addresses the decline in civil discourse and the news media's role in it, partisan gridlock, gerrymandering, vanishing commitment to reasonable compromise, and the vilification of moderates and declining civic engagement. The documentary includes interviews with a broad range of political experts and observers from journalists (Bob Schieffer (CBS News)), academics and political strategists to senior elected officials (Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Susan Collins (R-MA), Fmr Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Fmr Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY), Fmr Sen. John Warner (R-VA)).