Platforms

Time.com

Partners

TIME

Process

Selection

Kim and Sean surfaced in the online recruitment process for Strange Bedfellows in 2012.
Eitan Hersh is the co-author of a recent study on Mixed Partisan Households.

Participants

  • Eitan Hersh
  • Kimberly Neff
  • Sean Sexton

Filming

TIME Magazine hired a freelance director/videographer who spent a weekend with Kim and Sean. TIME also filmed the interview with Hersh.

Purpose

To anchor the discussion of polarization and partisanship in the experience of ordinary citizens.

Financing

TIME paid for the production, and hired Cynthia Farrar as the producer.

Editorial Control

Purple States brought the idea to TIME’s director of enterprise video. Cynthia Farrar and Justine Simons jointly designed and produced the segment and exercised full editorial oversight.

Credits

  • Produced by Cynthia Farrar
  • Filmed by Colin Archdeacon
  • Edited by Spencer Bakalar

TIME features
A House Divided?

He’s a Republican. She’s a Democrat. Are they a house divided or an example to us all? Watch, read, and respond on TIME.com.