Across The Aisle
In these times of nasty election campaigns and bitter partisanship in government, is there any hope that Americans can come together politically? It appears that the best model for returning civility to our nation’s political process might be found in Charlottesville, Virginia, at U.Va.’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.
Across the Aisle is a poignant and personal story that reveals a new model for political leadership, in which the most powerful tools are civility, trust and respect.
WHTJ PBS follows members of a highly selective class of adult students from across the Commonwealth of Virginia to track their personal and political transformations during a year-long training program geared for public servants, activists and lobbyists. The documentary focuses on seven of the 35 citizen leaders accepted into the 2007 training program.