The controversy surrounding people like Gov. Mark Sanford and Bernard Madoff has consumed recent media reports, but is this evidence that the U.S. is obsessed with stories of money, sex and scandal?
Dr. Charles Dunn of the Regent University School of Government says the standards of American society have been lowered, leading to the prominence of stories like these.
Click play to watch as he explains this turn to controversy among Americans and why he says it's time for a revival.
*Original broadcast June 30, 2009.