Constitution USA: A More Perfect Union

Constitution USA: A More Perfect Union

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Host Peter Sagal

Credit: PBS Pressroom

Constitution USA with Peter Sagal takes viewers on a fast-paced, surprising journey across the nation to examine the 4,418 words — and 27 amendments — that made America. The series coincides with the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution. The series airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Sagal, host of NPR’s popular Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, travels cross-country — from Tyler, Texas, to Missoula, Montana; from Cranston, Rhode Island, to Berkeley, California — on a customized red, white and blue Harley-Davidson to find out what the Constitution means in the 21st century, how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart. Sagal talks with ordinary Americans who are struggling with issues of affirmative action, same-sex marriage, voting rights, the role of government and equal protection.