PURE NONFICTION Ep. 36: John Heilemann on Trumped
Inside the greatest political upset of all time
John Heilemann, the veteran political reporter, is one of three creators – along with Mark Halperin and Mark McKinnon – of the new Showtime documentary Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time. The project draws upon their reportage from the weekly series The Circus that spanned the entire campaign season over 26 episodes. Heilemann and Halperin are also known for their books including the best-seller “Game Change” about the 2008 election. In this interview, Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers talks to Heilemann about his evolution from print to television. They discuss influential campaign documentaries including “Primary,” “The War Room,” and “Mitt”; balancing political coverage between the issues and the soap opera; and navigating relationships with Trump insiders like campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
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