Vice TV is set to premiere the Pat McGee-directed film Bernie Blackout this May as part of its ‘Vice Versa’ independent documentary strand.
The 90-minute film, debuting May 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, examines the role of the press in the demise Bernie Sanders’ (pictured) 2020 presidential campaign.
McGee seeks to answer how corporate media coverage of the Vermont senator’s campaign influenced the democratic race for president, in addition to examining his popularity with young voters, through interviews with campaign staff, journalists and pundits.
Bernie Blackout is Vice TV’s second release of ‘Vice Versa,’ following the premiere of Meghan Markle Escaping The Crown in March.
“On the campaign trail it was evident the Sanders Campaign was a phenomenon – a diverse movement of passionate hopefuls coming out in massive numbers to transform America,” McGee said in a statement. “But, if you watched cable news you would never know that. Bernie Blackout pulls back the curtain to expose the corruption and bias that’s rampant in mainstream media’s coverage of presidential elections, and takes a hard look at a new generation and their relationship with news and politics.”
Produced by Pat McGee Pictures, McGee also serves as executive producer. Adam Linkenhelt and Terry Hahin are co-executive producers.
Tara Nadolny is executive producer for Vice.