Party Crashers

I definitely want to watch this
PBS special

CRASHING THE PARTIES 2004, a one-hour special airing on PBS Wednesday, September 29, 2004, takes the Robert Frost approach – the political road less traveled. Viewers will meet all the third party candidates who are on enough state ballots to have a mathematical chance of winning the presidency. Spanning the ideological spectrum, these underdogs share one thing in common – a passionate desire to make America a better place.


Advocates of a two-party system argue that multiple parties weaken the electoral process by fragmenting the country into special interest groups, instead of building a broad-based coalition-achieving consensus. Third party supporters maintain that they make the elections more inclusive and representative of the public. In their view, Americans have dozens of choices of toothpaste brands – why not more than two choices for the most powerful job on earth?