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On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries (2020)

Powerhouse female journalists against the backdrop of one of the wildest elections in American history.




Credited cast:
Daniella Diaz Daniella Diaz ... Self
Jasmine Wright Jasmine Wright ... Self


On the Trail is a documentary feature following a group of female CNN reporters and imbeds on the road as they cover the events that unfolded beginning in January with the Democratic primaries leading into the Covid-19 outbreak in March and April. Viewers will get a rare behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to work for CNN during one of the busiest times of the year. How do you hold up after months on the road, eating terrible food and flopping in motels. What happens when your candidate drops out - or were you secretly hoping it would happen? And what do you learn about America by spending every day in its small towns. This doc features unprecedented access to the campaign press corps revealing how we pick our presidents - and how the media really works. On the Trail will take the biggest story in America and bring it into intimate focus as viewers live the Democratic primary battle alongside these smart, vibrant, and occasionally exhausted women.

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This is an intelligent and thoughtful documentary about women covering the primaries
9 August 2020 | by momsmomssiteSee all my reviews

Simply put; this doc is 93 minutes of fun for a news wonk and feminist. The women correspondents covering the 2020 democratic primary before the lock down projects the hard work of this career choice. I'd really like to have a sit down with these women and just listen; strength, passion, intelligence, smart and wise. You could not imagine the same outcome from doing the same doc at the wacko psycho rallies filled with malcontents idiots and quite frankly frightening "other" americans who have cast their lot with one fat LOSER.

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6 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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