'Parks And Recreation,' 'The Wire' And The Politics Of Pawnee

January 13, 2015 6:56 PM

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You might recall the 2008 presidential election as being particularly vitriolic and divisive. But what you may not know is that it's one of the main reasons "Parks and Recreation" exists.

"Parks and Recreation" begins its final season Tuesday, and when the acclaimed NBC comedy entered the home stretch, Michael Schur, who co-created the show and has been its showrunner since its 2009 debut, sat down to talk in depth about the overtly political roots of the Pawnee comedy.

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