Watch the ABC News Studios docu-series "Power Trip" on Hulu
With the midterm elections just under two months away, ABC News Studios, George Stephanopoulos Productions (GSP) and Noble Beast have launched a new weekly political docu-series that brings viewers inside the top stories of the election campaign from an unparalleled, ground-level perspective on the candidates and their staff. "Power Trip – Those Who Seek Power and Those Who Chase Them," the first weekly streaming docu-series produced from ABC News Studios, provides unmatched behind-the-scenes analysis powered by the ABC News political team led by George Stephanopoulos, anchor of "This Week" and co-anchor of "Good Morning America," and a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of seven embedded young reporters as they cover races across the country, recording, reporting and holding candidates of both parties accountable. "Power Trip – Those Who Seek Power and Those Who Chase Them" began streaming Sunday, Sept. 25, only on Hulu.
Stephanopoulos will serve as a key advisor and mentor to the group of young, ambitious reporters as they master the challenge of campaign reporting while often struggling personally with the grueling task at hand.
"The 2022 midterms will offer a lot of surprises and set the stage for the 2024 presidential race. This series showcases the next generation of our political reporting talent as they cover a historic election cycle," said Stephanopoulos. "I'm proud to help tell this story and guide the ABC News team as we give an intimate look at how today's cultural and partisan fractures are playing in races across the country."
With a visceral approach that has one foot on the trail following young reporters embedded with the campaigns and another foot back in the newsrooms where each key development is analyzed and dissected, "Power Trip" will capture real-world moments and slices of candidate life that viewers don't normally see and pull back the curtain on a premier news operation, revealing how that news is made. The docu-series will give viewers a first-hand experience of each week's most important campaign stories as they unfold and show why they matter. The embedded reporter program has played an important role in ABC News' election coverage for more than three decades. This year's class marks the first time the network has deployed embedded reporters for the midterm elections, giving viewers an inside, real-time look at the political landscape across the country.
Pictured from left: Libby Cathey, Miles Cohen, Abby Cruz, Hannah Demissie, Lalee Ibssa, Will McDuffie and Paulina Tam
ABC News' team of embedded reporters includes Abigail Cruz (covering Texas and Nevada), Libby Cathey (Arizona and California), Hannah Demissie (North Carolina and Missouri), Lalee Ibssa (Georgia), Miles Cohen (Florida), Paulina Tam (Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan) and Will McDuffie (Pennsylvania).
"Power Trip – Those Who Seek Power and Those Who Chase Them" is a Hulu original produced by Noble Beast in association with GSP for ABC News Studios. Noble Beast's Ted Bourne and ABC News' Heather Riley serve as executive producers of the show. Bourne's credits include "The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth", "Slow Burn", "The First 48", and "Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time." Jonathan Greenberger, ABC News vice president and Washington bureau chief, is a key executive contributor to the program, and his team manages the embedded reporters and ABC News' political coverage. Jennifer Joseph is executive producer of George Stephanopoulos Productions.
About George Stephanopoulos Productions: George Stephanopoulos Productions is a production unit within ABC News that focuses on nonfiction long-form projects, including news-making interviews and gripping investigations. Projects from the unit include "Two Men at War," "Out of the Shadows: The Man Behind the Steele Dossier," "The Informant: Fear and Faith in the Heartland" and ABC News' exclusive interview with actor Alec Baldwin, following the deadly shooting on the set of the film "Rust," which aired in a primetime special. Jennifer Joseph is the executive producer.
About ABC News Studios: ABC News Studios, inspired by ABC News' trusted reporting, is a premium, narrative nonfiction original production house and commissioning partner of series and specials. ABC News Studios champions untold and authentic stories driving the cultural zeitgeist spanning true-crime, investigations, pop culture, and news-adjacent stories. Its subsidiary, ABC News Films, acquires and produces feature documentary films. Mike Kelley is the vice president and lead of ABC News Studios. David Sloan is senior executive producer and creative lead of ABC News Studios.
About Noble Beast: Noble Beast is a full-service non-fiction production company founded by executive producer Ted Bourne in 2021 with the aim to create television and film projects across multiple genres, specializing in immersive verité filmmaking. Whether the subject is politics, current affairs, crime and justice, music or sports, the central mission is to tell compelling stories that capture the dramatic complexity of human experience. Noble Beast will always strive to create work that explores each story from multiple angles; that doesn't only advocate, but illuminates.