For the third installment, The Dark and Murky Turnpike Beyond 9/11, the producers and writers take a different tact, this time steering clear of contentious headlines, attorneys' letters and blog debate in a bitter election year. Here instead we have the ghost of George F. Kennan (Kelsey Grammer, in quilted smoking jacket with wings) paying a nighttime visit to a sleeping Norman Podhoretz. Kennan, even in the afterlife, is trying to articulate exactly what role he played in or what responsibility he had for the Cold War, and pads into the kitchen to help himself to a glass of milk and some bisquits while mulling over his thoughts. That's Hour One. In Hour Two, he tries to engage Podhoretz in a debate over the notion that the country's now embarked on an unofficial fourth world war. Podhoretz (Ed Asner, at his most grumpy-adorable) never wakes up, snoring through the whole speech. It's all very Tony Kushner phantasmagoria, only with no thrusting edge or no real point, since that would be problematic, and who wants problems if they can't guarantee ratings? Sept. 11, actually, isn't even mentioned. Kennan refers to it with Jamesian mystery as "the Cataclysmic Thing." Eventually, a rooster crows, signaling to Kennan that he must return to the grave. And he goes, wondering what history means, what the hell a docudrama is supposed to be, and vowing never again to participate in one, even if summoned by special committee or lured with the empty dream of a Golden Globe nomination.