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The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower

Wither The Two-Party System?

Amid an increasingly divided political landscape, recent polls show that most Americans view the politics of both the Democratic and Republican parties to be either to the left or right of their own views, with only about one in five saying either party's politics were "about the same" as their own. Meanwhile, a growing proportion of voters are registering as non-partisan or independent. Are we coming to the end of the two-party system as the United States has historically known it? Guest: Lee Drutman,...
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Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 pm on 12.2


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THE WHOLE TRUTH is neither a traditional one-on-one interview show nor a conventional round-table program. It's a six-part series that aims to uncover the reality behind today's toughest issues, leaving the partisan noise-making out of the equation. Hosted by David Eisenhower - noted historian and author, professor at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania, and grandson and namesake of President Dwight D. Eisenhower - the series tackles some of the weightiest public affairs topics of our time, with a focus that's global and long-term in scope. Eisenhower's approach to political debate is rigorous, intense and insightful. Each half-hour episode features a different panel of guests presenting varying points of view to help viewers understand all sides of the issue. The format of the show is a three-step that includes an introduction to the topic or "the case," cross-examination and oral arguments, and a summary of "the whole truth."