It’s reached the point that, given our busy schedules and ever-growing to do list, that I don’t get to indulge in one of my favorite weekend activities, watching Sunday Morning, until sometime on Sunday afternoon. Or Monday.

Given our conversation on this week’s podcast about the election, and my comment about the impact of the electoral college system, I was particularly interested in a segment about Mo Rocca’s new film, Electoral Dysfunction

According to the website:

“While other films have examined narrow aspects of our electoral system, Electoral Dysfunction is the first documentary project to take an irreverent—but nonpartisan—look at voting in America. In the same way that An Inconvenient Truth revealed the need for immediate action on global warming—and as Bowling for Columbine exposed the roots of America’s gun culture—the film will help spark a national dialogue on the steps ordinary citizens can take to ensure that every vote counts. As former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former President Jimmy Carter noted in a bipartisan report on election reform, “Americans are losing confidence in the fairness of elections … We believe the time for acting to improve our electoral system is now.”

Given that I make it to very few movies each year, I’m pretty sure I won’t be making it to any of the planned screenings. But I’m really looking forward to checking it out when it hits the rental market!

Electoral Dysfunction Trailer from Electoral Dysfunction on Vimeo.


5 Responses to Electoral Dysfunction

  1. Katie says:

    It’s airing on WGBH on 11/1. I’m setting my DVR!

  2. KellyB says:

    Thanks Katie, DVR is set. I love Sunday morning, wish I had time to watch it.

  3. Scarlette Chapman says:

    Thanks so much for the recommendation. It’s airing on my local PBS station next week so I will record and hopefully see before the election!

  4. Kathy Torrence says:

    First of all – I LOVE Sunday Morning! It’s one of the few news shows that I can watch with my kids without fear of them walking away terrified of the world we live in. And I saw this piece on Sunday (my kids too) – it was a great way to explain the electoral college and how it works.

  5. Sandra says:

    OH, MO! how much i love him- so funny. will definitely check it out and the trailer is awesome. and we love Sunday Morning, we kinda skip church so we can watch it. ahem.