Original Four-Part Series Premieres Sunday, July 28th
JULY 16, 2019 – NBC News and MSNBC award-winning journalists Katy Tur and Jacob Soboroff are joining forces for a four-part docuseries event, entitled American Swamp, premiering Sunday, July 28 at 9 p.m. ET on MSNBC. Each hour-long episode follows Tur and Soboroff on an immersive journey as they travel throughout the United States and look at areas of political dysfunction and what can be done to fix the ever-rising waters of the “swamp.”
Click here to watch a preview of the series, which is produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions.
In the first broadcast, For the People Buy the People, Tur and Soboroff head west to Arizona and Montana to examine how big money impacts local elections in unprecedented ways and explore the potential effects it could have on undermining democracy. Tur and Soboroff speak with Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Michael Bennet, Republican Sens. Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham, Gov. Steve Bullock and Tom Steyer to get a first-hand understanding of how big corporations and lobbyists are influencing local politics across the country.
In addition, the series features an interview with former Sen. Russ Feingold, who along with the late Sen. John McCain, introduced the first major bill addressing campaign finance abuses since the 1970’s, and Tempe Mayor Lauren Kuby about her efforts leading a bipartisan effort to disclose “dark money” in her city.
American Swamp is produced by NBC News’ award-winning production arm Peacock Productions with Keith McKay serving as Series Executive Producer, Paul Epstein, Ellen Mason and Allison Orr as Executive Producers, Andrew Muscato as Co-Executive Producer and Elizabeth Fischer as Senior Executive Producer. Jonathan Wald is SVP of Programming and Development for MSNBC and Nina Weinstein is Director of Development.
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