S1:E1 The Outsiders

Original Air Date: Jan 17, 2016

The campaigns of three "outsiders" - Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump - are given behind-the-scenes attention on the road to the Iowa caucus. Series premiere.

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Sneak Peek: Bernie Sanders

S1:E1 Preview Scene (1:58)

Sneak Peek: Bernie Sanders

Sneak Peek: Ted Cruz's Iowa Bus Tour

S1:E1 Preview Scene (2:44)

Sneak Peek: Ted Cruz's Iowa Bus Tour

Sneak Peek: Trump is Kicking Ass in Florida

S1:E1 Preview Scene (2:34)

Sneak Peek: Trump is Kicking Ass in Florida

Sneak Peek: Ted Cruz

S1:E1 Preview Scene (2:07)

Sneak Peek: Ted Cruz

Sneak Peek: Bernie Sanders on Social Justice

S1:E1 Preview Scene (1:04)

Sneak Peek: Bernie Sanders on Social Justice

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