It's tempting to mock a feature like this: These touchy-feely features focus primarily on the candidate's personality, after all, instead of their stance on the issues. But so what? The fact is, no one is going to watch a detailed, dry feature on Mike Gravel's health care plan. What "Today" is offering instead is a piece that gives us a little of his personality and history – while allowing Gravel to make a few substantive points along the way. (In between the bleeps he offers during the fender bender.) The segment strikes me as a watchable, responsible compromise between the commercial demands of morning television and the journalistic responsibility to inform the public. You can decide for yourself by clicking here.