Excerpt from: The Huffington Post (click for full article)
How's Your News? is a concept created by director Arthur Bradford, who was working with a group of adults with disabilities at a summer camp in Massachusetts and decided, as part of a development project, to give them cameras and microphones and have them hit the street to interview people. The original clips and a few subsequent pieces were so compelling that they caught the attention of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park. Intrigued by the potential of the concept, the two funded a documentary of How's Your News? and then helped promote a six part series broadcast by MTV. Those episodes were the story of a cross-country bus trip with the reportorial crew that took them to events like Austin's South By Southwest music festival where their How's Your News? band performed before a raucous crowd at the famed Stubb's Barbecue outdoors venue.
The Election 2012 version of How's Your News? is a documentary about the three reporters attending to two presidential nominating conventions. Nobody seems more pleased by being in the midst of all the Americana than Jeremy Vest. His unbridled enthusiasm and unabashed personality lead to many of the film's most charming and entertaining scenes. One of the characteristics of his Williams' Syndrome, which is often difficult to view as a handicap of any kind when watching Vest, is an unrelenting optimism and cheeriness that might not serve a more traditional form of journalism. It is hard not to smile when watching Vest, standing alone in a balcony above CNN's Wolf Blitzer, simply calling out to attract the anchorman's attention. Jeremy only wants recognition of his presence; information isn't required from Blitzer.