Sunday, 7 March 2010
TV Drama and Real Life
There are two TV programmes that I particularly enjoy - and which are also useful portrayals of how the political systems in Britain and the USA work. They are "Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister" and "West Wing". Many of the storylines are based on actual events.
NPR did a piece recently on how real life mirrors a West Wing Story line. It's an interesting piece and I recommend spending eight and a half minutes listening to it.
It may be accessed here.
The episode referred to is "Let Bartlet be Bartlet" (Season One, Episode 19)