For those discouraged that our country is a mess, please look at this group working at the local level to help fix our country.
This documentary series is currently up to part 6.
It is well made and directed; the first episode is a bit slow but lays down the framework overall impressive.
I figured I'd share this here for those who might be interested.
First episode here, should be able to find up through episode 5 on YouTube (they also have trailers, so make sure you select the whole thing).
Episode 6 was removed from YouTube recently, and I'll post it up when I find it again as it is supposed to be on Vimeo but not up yet.
Edit: On their website, there is episode 6 - hidden on Vimeo, so you'll have to play it from there and click the full-screen button.