I was channel surfing today and came across season 2 of The Circus. Actually, I hadn’t realized the show had been renewed; season one was about the presidential campaign so I thought it was all over. Season 2 is apparently about the presidency itself.
Today, I watched episode three, in which our intrepid reporter, Mark Halperin, travels the country to talk to people about how the current administration is doing. As I noted two days ago, empathy is important and the show does a decent job of drawing out different viewpoints, if only on a facile level. I particularly found his visit with a 5th grade classroom interesting. Here’s a link to the show: http://www.sho.com/the-circus-inside-the-greatest-political-show-on-earth/season/2/episode/3
To be sure, I had bigger plans for my civic act today than to watch a show on television, but my day got a little messed up. Still, I found the episode illuminating and I probably would have watched the Simpsons had it not been for this project. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.