Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation. 2015. USA. Directed by Barbara Kopple. 92 min.
The new film by Barbara Kopple, a two-time Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature, tells the story of The Nation. The oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, founded in 1865 and now in its 150th year, The Nation covers politics and culture from a liberal point of view. The film captures daily life working on the periodical, introduces staff writers and editors past and present, and follows inductees in the much-sought-after internship program. At the heart of the film are the reporters covering stories in the field, and the in-depth coverage and long-term perspectives that the Nation provides.