The Price of Politics: Electing our Leaders
From the 4-part series Liberty and Limits (1996)

Does the current electoral system undermine the democratic process envisioned by America's founding fathers? This Fred Friendly Seminar, moderated by Stanford Law School's Kathleen Sullivan, delves into the political concerns of the fictional town of New Crossroads. Issues under scrutiny, including campaign finance reform, adherence to campaign platforms, Congressional term limits, the influence of lobbies, and the media's role in the political process, are addressed by presidential adviser Doug Sosnik, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN), Representative Barney Frank (D-MA), CNN's Jeff Greenfield, and other panelists.

Funders: The Ford Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Corporation for Public Broadcasting