Al Jazeera America Docu-Series Profiles Midterm Elections

Midterms, a three-part documentary series covering this year's political races in Iowa, Colorado and North Carolina, has been scheduled to air on Al Jazeera America beginning Sunday, October 19. The subsequent episodes will air the following two weeks, on Sunday, October 26 and Sunday, November 2. 

The first episode of the series will focus on the race for the Senate seat in Iowa between Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley and Republican State Senator Joni Ernst, as well as the race for a seat in the House of Representatives. The next episode will focus on former Democratic Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff's attempt to unseat Republican incumbent Mike Coffman as represntative of the state's 6th district. The final episode follows North Carolina Speaker of the House Thom Tillis's challenge of Democratic incumbent Senator Kay Hagan. 

All three episodes of the series directed by AJ Schnack, whose 2013 film Caucus profiled the 2011 Republican race in the Iowa Caucus. The series is intended to present an unbiased portrayal of the American congressional election cycle.

"We want the audience to have a close-up, intimate portrait of these candidates and the issues that will define 2014," said Schnack in a release. "We're thrilled to be working with Al Jazeera America to bring viewers a truly unprecedented, bi-partisan look at these races as they are unfolding."