My Conversation With Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Tim Scott

Newark Mayor Cory Booker talks to supporters during an election night victory party after winning a special election for the
Newark Mayor Cory Booker talks to supporters during an election night victory party after winning a special election for the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Newark, N.J. Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan faced off to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Tonight, in part one of an exclusive two-part conversation, I will be joined by Senators Cory Booker and Tim Scott, the only two African Americans currently serving in the U.S. Senate. While they are proud members of opposing political parties, their ability to speak thoughtfully and civilly to one another should serve as a lesson to both Democrats and Republicans that conversations free of partisan sniping and vitriol are possible across the political aisle.

In the clip below, I ask the senators if the scarcity of moderates in either party has caused Washington to become too polarized to function.

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