FUSION TV has been nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award for its documentary “The Naked Truth: Trumpland.” The doc, which premiered in October 2016, is recognized in the Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary category.
They were mocked as deplorables, but they’ve changed the face of presidential politics in 2016 — and possibly far beyond. FUSION TV spent months interviewing the people that fueled the Trump candidacy, and letting them explain how they got where they are. Their stories were captured in the “Trumpland,” an installment of FUSION TV’s documentary series “The Naked Truth.”
“While there was definitely a string of Trump’s supporters who had extreme views and were emboldened by some of the candidate’s divisive rhetoric (aka the people that garnered the most media attention), there was also a ground swell of people who felt disenfranchised and deeply distrusted members of institutions that have failed them. We tried to give them a voice,” said FUSION TV’s Nando Vila who served as one of the executive producers.
“The Naked Truth: Trumpland” was directed by Leighton Woodhouse with Keith Summa, Nando Vila, and Mark Lima serving as Executive Producers; Nina Alvarez as Senior Producer; Justine Gubar as Supervising Producer; Lisa Rudin as Producer; and Troy Farah, Elizabeth Fladung, Camri Nelson as Field Producers.
“The Naked Truth” launched in January 2016 and in its first year has been recognized with a number of prestigious journalism awards including: Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award (“Death by Fentanyl”), RFK Journalism Award (“Rigged”), George Polk Award (Panama Papers), National Press Club Award (“Death by Fentanyl”), and Scripps Howard Award (“The Naked Truth: ISIS Fighters”), among others. The team was also recognized for its contributions to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers investigation.
Adweek has called “The Naked Truth” an “Investigative Journalism Franchise for the Daily Show Generation.”