Tracing American Democracy from the Revolutionary War to the 2021 Capitol riot and beyond, Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union premiered on PBS stations nationwide on January 6. The film explores the ideals and flaws of democracy, recurring cycles of civil rights progress and backlash, shifting voter rights and rules, and the role of civics curricula in fostering engaged and informed citizens.

Join us for a national virtual event featuring highlights from the film and moderated discussion with an expert panel including Marcia Chatelain (Pulitzer Prize-winning historian), Alexis Coe (presidential historian and New York Times best-selling author) and other special guests, moderated by Margaret Hoover (host of PBS’ Firing Line with Margaret Hoover).

This event is presented by The WNET Group in collaboration with Basin PBS, Georgia Public Broadcasting, WEDU PBS, WNED PBS, WQLN PBS, and WXXI.

Support for Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union is provided by The Chang K. Park Foundation, The Anderson Family Charitable Fund, Janey Prindle Seidler, Ronnie and Lawrence D. Ackman, The Dorothy Y. Pacella Fund, Josh Weston, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg and Elaine C. Wilson.