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UVa. Center for Politics documentary “Out of Order” earns Emmy nomination

film2The University of Virginia Center for Politics’ latest documentary, Out of Order, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Topical Documentary. The film, which was produced by the Center for Politics and the Community Idea Stations and directed by Paul Tait Roberts, is a 30-minute documentary about political gridlock in Washington, D.C.

The nomination through the Capital Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was announced May 13, and winners will be announced at the 55th Annual Emmy Awards dinner in Baltimore on June 15.

Out of Order: Civility in Politics relies on interviews with prominent academics, journalists, political observers and senior (current and former) elected officials to explore partisanship and dysfunction in American government. The production features first-hand accounts by respected statesmen and women. Among the interviewees are Sens. Susan Collins (R) and Mark Warner (D); former Sens. Evan Bayh (D) and John Warner (R); Bob Schieffer of CBS News; and Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato.

Over the past several months, Out of Order has aired on more than 180 PBS stations across the country, including broadcasts in top markets such as Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

An extended preview of Out of Order is available here.

The Center for Politics and the Community Idea Stations are currently producing a new documentary marking the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination. The documentary, which will also explore JFK’s influence on subsequent presidents, will be released nationally in the fall.