Season 1, Episode 1 A More Perfect Union
First Aired: May 7, 2013
NPR's Peter Sagal undertakes a cross-country motorcycle trip to explore the relevance of the Constitution in modern America, starting with federal power vs. states' rights. Among the issues addressed: medical marijuana, gun control and Obamacare. The journey stops in Arkansas, where a Little Rock Nine member recalls the federal government's role in desegregating Central High School; and Montana, where a gun activist argues that the federal government has usurped powers that belong to the states.
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- Premiered: May 7, 2013
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: The relevance of the U.S. Constitution in the 21st century is examined. Ordinary people and constitutional experts alike weigh in on its merits and perceived faults while discussing such issues as the role of government, affirmative action, same-sex marria… (more)