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Can we govern?. Part 1

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Summary:This program with Bill Moyers examines both the disenchantment of American voters and the frustrations of members of Congress as they try to work within the system. Voters say they have heard too many promises, and have seen too few results; politicians say that a sensational press and uninformed voters make it hard to govern. The program features five politicians (former Senator Warren Rudman and representatives Barney Frank, Dave Obey, Susan Molinari, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen) and their responses to the exasperation of the American people. Originally broadcast as part of the television series Listening to America in 1992.
Contributor:Moyers, Bill D.
Casciato, Tom
Garguilo, Mike
Provider:WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-1993
United States -- Politics and government -- Public opinion
Public opinion -- United States
Genre:Public affairs television programs
Credits:From WNET/New York and WTTW/Chicago ; produced by Tom Casciato ; director, Mike Garguilo ; a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc. Host, Bill Moyers.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
American Culture, History
Collection:Films@UM
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