Episode S3 | E7

Identity Politics: Embracing Diversity or Creating a House Divided Against Itself?

Authors Michael Arceneaux and Andrew Sullivan discuss how divisions among the American people have created a new age of tribalism not seen since before the Civil War.

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About "The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower"

Why is it that agreeing on the basic facts of a political argument so often seems nearly impossible, let alone the monumental task of creating an authentic position free of overblown rhetoric and partisanship rancor? We believe it doesn’t have to be that way… Joining with WHYY TV and American Public Television (A.P.T.), the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia has brought its style of civil, thoughtful, and enlightening debate on issues of the day to national public television with "The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower." Check your local PBS listings!

David Eisenhower

David Eisenhower, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is a noted historian and the Director of the Institute for Public Service at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. He serves as a senior research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication and is a fellow in the International Relations Department at the University. Eisenhower is the author of "Eisenhower: At War," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history in 1986. Time magazine named it one of the five best nonfiction books of that year.

Episode S1 | E2

Is American Politics Broken?

Former Congressman of Virginia Tom Davis alongside Michael Boos of Citizens United and Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig examine the cause of the rigid partisan divide currently plaguing the United States.

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Guests

  • Photo: Tom Davis

    Tom Davis

  • Photo: Michael Boos

    Michael Boos

  • Photo: Lawrence Lessig

    Lawrence Lessig

Episode S1 | E1

Modern Media: More Information, Less Common Ground and Common Sense?

John Avalon, Editor-In-Chief of the Daily Beast and a CNN Political Analyst, Al Hunt of Bloomberg News and Chris Matthews of MSNBC provide their perspectives on the ever-changing media landscape and its impacts on American democracy.

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Guests

  • Photo: John Avlon

    John Avlon

  • Photo: Al Hunt

    Al Hunt

  • Photo: Chris Matthews

    Chris Matthews


Check your local listings for upcoming showtimes in your area!

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The Whole Truth is made possible by:

  • The Mill Spring Foundation

  • The Doran Family Foundation

  • AMETEK

  • The Satell Institute: A Think Tank for Corporate Social Responsibility

  • UGI/Amerigas

  • The Stan and Arlene Ginsburg Family Foundation​