"GameStopped" Is Now Streaming Exclusively on Hulu!
ABC News Originals presents an in-depth look at the jaw-dropping twists and turns in the stunning chain of events now synonymous with the name GameStop. From the team behind the Edward R. Murrow Award-Winning podcast "The Dropout," including ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, "GameStopped" is the first documentary released to chronicle the heart-pounding moments of this financial roller coaster, unpacking what led to this cultural phenomenon and explaining its ramifications for years to come. Jarvis, who has covered this story from the beginning, provides in-depth analysis of the saga, detailing how chatter on the Reddit page r/wallstreetbets turned Wall Street upside down, creating and costing fortunes. The special includes interviews with co-founders of Gemini Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Robinhood CEO Vladimir Tenev, Reddit CEO Steven Huffman, Robinhood Securities President and COO Jim Swartwout, Bartsool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, world famous short-seller Jim Chanos, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban, "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer and everyday Reddit investors who bet big on GameStop to varying ends. "GameStopped" began stream exclusively on Hulu, in the U.S., on March 15.
The rise in popularity of trading apps and pandemic induced lockdowns created a perfect storm for this stock market saga. With the ability to access the market directly through these apps, including Robinhood, Reddit page r/wallstreetbets users began to buy up struggling GameStop stock causing prices to soar. This led to a "short squeeze" as bigger investors, who had bet against the video game retailer, backed out. "GameStopped" brings viewers into the frenzy surrounding, what some have called, a "David and Goliath'' battle. The special takes a closer look at the everyday people caught in the middle, the financial institutions running the show, the regulators and politicians scratching their heads and the flamethrowers hyping the crowds and fanning the flames. Roxanna Sherwood is Senior Executive Producer. Victoria Thompson and Eric Drath are executive producers. Drath and his team at Live Star Entertainment are behind several celebrated ESPN 30 for 30s and most recently "MACHO: The Hector Camacho Story" on Showtime.
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ABC News presents a one-hour special streaming exclusively on Hulu, featuring the detailed timeline of events surrounding the siege of the U.S. Capitol and violence in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021. "24 Hours: Assault on the Capitol" gives viewers a new perspective on the day's events. It reveals the stories behind some of the images that played out across the media all over the world, including the police officer running from the mob inside the Capitol, the chilling image of the noose in front of the Capitol and more. This Hulu Capitol attack documentary focuses on the siege of the U.S. Capitol with footage featuring the crowds with participants who were subject to arrests in the Capitol siege.
Beginning at sunrise on Jan. 6 with the news of Rev. Raphael Warnock's historic election win becoming the first Black U.S. senator elected in Georgia and as the Democratic party was poised to take control of both chambers of Congress, the program reflects the stunning turn of events in an accounting of a 24-hour period that will be forever seared in the nation's memory. Through eyewitness accounts from inside and nearby the Capitol and reporting from ABC News' teams, the special dissects the day's events. It provides insight on the actions of President Trump and his inner circle in the lead-up and aftermath. "24 Hours: Assault on the Capitol" also highlights the charged conversations that happened on social media and raises questions about why the Capitol wasn't better protected and the limited police response compared to the robust police presence during the protests over racial injustice over the summer. The ABC News special "24 Hours: Assault on the Capitol" is now streaming on Hulu. "24 Hours: Assault on the Capitol" is produced by ABC News. Roxanna Sherwood is senior executive producer, and Melia Patria is lead senior producer.