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'Modern Family' - How a sitcom manages to span our partisan divide

'Modern Family' - How a sitcom manages to span our partisan divide

At first glance, it might not seem like much, two men calling ABC’s “Modern Family” one of their favorite TV shows. But when one is the Democratic president of the United States and the other his Republican challenger, you have to wonder if there isn’t something special about the show that recently finished its third season as the most popular in prime time among young adult viewers. Last week, The New York Times reported that President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both like iPads, grilled chicken, process-driven decisions and “Modern Family.” The shared sitcom is the item on the list that intrigues me. Everyone knows “Modern Family” is...

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