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'Totally Under Control' Exposes The Trump Administration's Failed COVID Response

Nov 24, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we’re rebroadcasting our conversation about Totally Under Control, a documentary that exposes the Trump administration’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Filmmaker Alex Gibney says it was a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of leadership.

More than 250,000 Americans have now died. The film explores why the Trump administration ignored early warnings from scientists and experts, failed to implement mass testing and contract tracing, and allowed the supply chain for protective equipment to collapse?

Guests:

Suzanne Hillinger, director of Totally Under Control

Ophelia Harutyunyan, director of Totally Under Control

Web Resources:

LA Times, Amy Kaufman: How Alex Gibney pulled off a secret exposé of America’s COVID-19 failures in 5 months