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This week On the Record

Posted September 23, 2009 2:49 p.m. EDT
Updated September 24, 2009 7:26 a.m. EDT

Why are we so angry? Near fights at town hall meetings on healthcare reform, a member of Congress yells at the president, Serena Williams screams at a line judge and Internet coments can be brutal.

Is this a new phenomenon or is it easier for us to be heard? Could something deeper be at work in each of us?

We’ll talk about this with Angela Connor, managing editor of WRAL's online community GOLO, Dr. James Seymour from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, and from UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Chris Lundberg.

Do you have questions about the decline of civility? Share them below and we'll use them in the show, or e-mail ontherecord@wral.com.

Watch it on WRAL-TV Saturday night at 7:30, or watch online Monday at 1:30 p.m. and chat along with David.