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Education > Must See TV for All--mark Your Calendar
 

Must See TV for All--mark Your Calendar


PBS MAY 7 TUESDAY 9PM EST  THE CONSTITUTION   4 PART SERIES

PART 1--ALL SIDES

YOU MAY THINK YOU KNOW IT BUT YOU DON'T--LEARN

 


One
of the most revolutionary aspects of the Constitution is “federalism,”
the innovative system which created a strong national government while
at the same time preserving much of the independence of the states. This
delicate balance of power, seemingly hard-wired for disagreement and
conflict, has served America well for more than two centuries. But it
has also led to tensions throughout American history and still sparks
controversy today.

Peter Sagal travels across the
country and meets many who believe that the federal government has
grown too big, and assumed more power than the framers intended. He’ll
talk to a Montana gun rights advocate, who believes federal firearms
regulations are taking away his constitutional rights, and to the owner
of a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland which is legal according to
the state of California, but for which he could be subject to the death
penalty according to federal law.

On the flip
side, Peter will meet passionate advocates who point to the central
contributions that can only be made from a strong central government,
like the construction of dams and interstate highways, protection of
food and drugs, and maintaining clean water and air. He’ll learn how, in
times of crisis like the battle over integration of schools in Little
Rock, Arkansas, it was the federal government that dramatically stepped
in to make a difference.


posted on May 2, 2013 7:52 AM ()

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Especially during telethon time...which is about every 3 weeks.
comment by redwolftimes on May 6, 2013 12:31 PM ()
It seems like every other day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
reply by greatmartin on May 6, 2013 12:39 PM ()
One should never pass up the chance for some education.
comment by redwolftimes on May 2, 2013 5:58 PM ()
Unfortunately I'll be at the theatre seeing "Memphis" but I am sure tehy will repeat it a few times.
reply by greatmartin on May 2, 2013 7:23 PM ()

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