‘Meet the Press’ Film Festival Begins Oct. 15

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The Meet the Press Film Festival goes down Oct. 15-22. The fourth Meet the Press festival, it is part of the American Film Institute’s AFI Fest and will be a virtual event. The Meet the Press festival “showcases the best in issue-based documentary shorts, bringing together filmmakers, subjects, audiences and NBC News correspondents in an all-virtual setting for unique, thought-provoking discussions,” said NBC News. 

Chuck Todd hosts Meet the Press on NBC. 

Meet the Press will feature 19 films, followed by conversations moderated by NBC News correspondents Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Hallie Jackson, Kasie Hunt, Jo Ling Kent, Cynthia McFadden and Morgan Radford. The films are divided into seven programs: When the News Becomes the News, Native Stories, Black in America, MeToo and Beyond, Justice For All, Culture Clash and All Politics Are Local. 

Films include When The News Hits Home: A Year Inside The Capital Gazette, directed by Moises Saman and about the 2018 shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper; The Lost Astronaut, directed by Ben Proudfoot, and about an African-American astronaut; and My Brother's Keeper, directed by Laurence Topham and about the friendship between former Guantánamo detainee, Mohamedou Ould Salahi, and his American prison guard, Steve Wood.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the L.A. Times and New York magazine.