Why Hunter S. Thompson Covered The Election | Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
(2021) - 3 min
PREMIERE WEDNESDAY 9/8c | How do you get the counter culture interested in voting? You send out the guy who is used to covering motorcycle gangs and who notoriously smokes on camera, the guy who invented Gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson. He covered Nixon's 1972 reelection campaign for Rolling Stone in effort to influence the vote and get the newly of age Rolling Stone audience to the polls. Go behind the scenes of the decision in this Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge sneak peek.