Airing Saturday nights on PIVOT, Raising McCain is an edgy docu-talk series following Meghan McCain, the outspoken daughter of Senator John McCain, talking to experts, regular people and members of her generation, to explore the most important and unusual questions of the day, all framed by her own life experiences. Discussing topics that include privacy, bullying, feminism and the death of romance, the episodes are an uncensored look at both the world and Meghan McCain, herself.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, Meghan McCain, who is equal parts charming and blunt, talked about how great it is to do the show with total creative freedom, why PIVOT was the right home for her, what inspired this particular format for the series, how they decided on the subjects and issues to explore, how comfortable she is surrounded by cameras, getting to pick up a camera and do some of the filming herself, and just how liberating the entire experience has been. Check out what she has to say after the jump.
Responsible for the conception, development and production of original television programming that will follow the company’s model of commercial and socially relevant entertainment, Evan Shapiro joined Participant Media in 2012 as President of Pivot, where he already has an impressive list of programming scheduled for the new network. After rebranding IFC TV and Sundance Channel and steering them both into compelling original programming, Shapiro brings an exciting and innovative vision to Pivot that definitely makes it a network to keep an eye on.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, Evan Shapiro talked about how Pivot came about, what it was like to get the network going, how his background has prepared him for where he is today, deciding which programming to showcase, and the impressive list of talent that has brought ideas to him. He also outlined what viewers can expect from Josh Thomas’ dramedy Please Like Me, Meghan McCain’s docu-talk series Raising McCain (premiering September 14th), Hit RECord on TV (premiering in 2014) from Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the nightly talk show Take Part Live, along with future plans for a period piece about William Shakespeare. Check out what he had to say after the jump.