The Washington Times - April 10, 2011, 11:20AM

Legendary screen actor and director Robert Redford on Sunday likened America’s political discourse to a “war zone,” with Republicans and Democrats seemingly unable to discuss their ideas without shouting over one another.

Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Mr. Redford said he is “depressed” that the nation has reduced itself to playing political “games” while serious changes remain unconfronted.

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Mr. Redford, who portrayed journalist Bob Woodward in the classic 1976 movie “All the President’s Men,” said today’s journalism bears little resemblance to the craft Mr. Woodward and colleague Carl Bernstein practiced decades ago when uncovering the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

“The system has changed so drastically because of the internet,” he said.

Mr. Redford appeared on the show to promote his upcoming movie “The Conspirator.”