The Fine Print
What if, instead of duking it out on the floors of the House and Senate in contentious debates and late-night filibusters, the historically divided United States Congress was forced to work together to fulfill certain basic, primal needs – say, gathering food and resources to share on a deserted island?
On a new show, two senators from opposite sides of the aisle are forced to do just that for one week.
The new reality show “Rival Survivor” takes Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., from C-SPAN to The Discovery Channel to prove it’s possible for the two divided parties to work together, albeit in the confines of a deserted tropical island.
In a recent interview with “The Fine Print,” Flake said he and Heinrich first came up with the idea during a late-night budget vote, each swapping their own stories of survival and spearfishing.
“We started talking jokingly at first about going away and proving that a Democrat and Republican could work together on anRead More »from Congressional castaways: Two senators swim with sharks, live with monster crabs on deserted island