The Senators’ Bargain
The concluding movie of “How Democracy Works Now,” a documentary collection that brings the viewer behind the scenes of American democracy and exhibits how change occurs at each stage of presidency. The Senators’ Bargain plunges viewers immediately into the backstage actuality of a exceptional second — earlier than the 2008 elections, earlier than the bailouts, earlier than Tea Partiers — when a high-stakes invoice six years within the making had an opportunity to alter American immigration coverage. But deep on the coronary heart of this fast-moving story, beneath the extent of technique and protocol, we discover a ethical story of contemporary American politics. Ted Kennedy, one of many handful of people that, by way of his private efforts had really modified the face of America, now can be pressured to determine: how a lot did he need this deal, and what was he prepared to commerce for his best legacy.