News Team 26 November 2014 1 101
It’s referendum day in Scotland. After the last votes are cast, Marina Kosareva will spend a sleepless night in Edinburgh, waiting to see if Scotland chooses to stay a part of the United Kingdom or become a separate country. The “leave” and “remain” voters are neck in neck and the final outcome of the historic referendum is too close to call. While waiting, excitement is mounting in the streets of Scotland’s capital and Marina talks to some of revellers who plan to stay up all night for the result.
Meanwhile in Moscow, Bricio Segovia from RT’s Spanish channel prepares for a screen test. Getting a job as a news anchor will mean a switch to serious topics from the more light-hearted topics he’s used to. Being offered the new role though will take him one step closer to his ultimate goal, hosting his own show.
News Team is not just a privileged view into how the news is made, but also provides unflinching insight into the personal lives of those who make it. After watching News Team, no RT broadcast will ever seem the same.
The series was independently filmed by Emmy-nominated Josh Silberman. Named Producer of the Year by the Producers’ Guild of America in 2011, Silberman has been a key figure on leading US shows Fear Factor, America’s Got Talent, and Dancing with the Stars. He has also produced acclaimed extreme series Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers, but says News Team is the most “extreme, real and unpredictable” show he has ever been a part of.