"Redemption is looking at ourselves, asking what we can do better instead of blaming our leaders," says Walter Mosley, author and Nation contributor. "We can’t look to corporate media for our answers," he continues, "we have to look to ourselves."

Expressing political redemption through semi-spiritual language, Mosley joins The Nation on GritTV in the studio to discuss the late West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd’s varied career, which was quite possibly one of redemption. Byrd was known for shifting his politics in accordance with his country and his constituency; while he once filibustered the Civil Rights Act, he also vehemently spoke out against the Iraq war and executive power. Should he be acknowledged for his progress and "redemption," or should that credit go to his constituents?