The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement Flansburg Fellow Dennis Goldford, a professor of political science at Drake University, speaks about the ways TV, talk radio and the internet appeal to consumers' emotions while often focusing on only one point of view, thus guiding the American people away from the reasoned deliberation intended by our Constitution's authors. Goldford's research examines modern media's impact on America as the "extended republic" described in the U.S. Constitution.