(Above: Chris Hurst celebrating victory. Source: YouTube screenshot)
News provider NowThis has debuted its first documentary feature, Virginia 12th.
It tells the story of millennial Chris Hurst, who was a Virginia TV news anchor when his girlfriend and fellow journalist, Alison Parker, was gunned down live on-air in 2015. Hurst subsequently quit his job, entered politics, and rallied young voters last year to beat an NRA-backed incumbent in Virginia’s 12th House District.
The film’s “central theme and message is the impact young people can have when they vote,” said NowThis Chief Content Officer Tina Exarhos. “As we approach the 2018 midterms, NowThis is more committed than ever to use our platform to help inspire young people to participate in the political process.”
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