University of Virginia Center for Politics Press Release
(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – This Friday, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will hold its 16th Annual Virginia Political History Project. The event will feature a screening of the Center’s Emmy Award-winning documentary, Out of Order, about political polarization in Congress. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and former Sen. John Warner (R-VA) that will be moderated by Center Director Larry J. Sabato.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Nau Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia and will be live-streamed here. Media are welcome to attend the event, and the event is also free and open to the general public with advance registration. Seating is limited, and those interested in attending should e-mail Center for Politics Programs Director Glenn Crossman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Sen. John Warner served as Secretary of the Navy before being elected to the Senate in 1978, where he served five terms. Sen. Mark Warner was elected to John Warner’s seat in 2008 after the latter retired; prior to his election to the Senate, Mark Warner served as Virginia governor from 2002 to 2006.
Out of Order is an Emmy Award-winning half-hour documentary produced by the UVA Center for Politics in partnership with The Community Idea Stations on political polarization in Congress featuring interviews with a number of officeholders and political observers, including both Sens. Warner. Earlier this week, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded a 2014 Emmy to the Center for Politics and Community Idea Stations in the category of Best Historical Documentary for The Kennedy Half Century.
The Center for Politics and Community Idea Stations are currently working on a new documentary, set for release this fall, exploring the 1964 presidential campaign.
Since 1998, the Center for Politics has hosted the annual Virginia Political History Project. This event is an ongoing effort to preserve the rich history of government and politics in the commonwealth and to reflect upon the issues that affect its people.