As the hit comedy show "Veep" draws to the end of its second season this weekend, the show's creator talks about the show's success and says he's tried to strike a balance between truth and fiction.
Executive producer Armando Iannucci tells ABC's Senior National Correspondent Jim Avila that he's gone to great lengths to "get the facts right" and make the show true to life, while also keeping it accessible to audiences outside the Beltway.
"We have researchers who are based in D.C. who will tell us as we write, ‘Well, we wouldn't say this, we refer to it as that,"" Iannucci tells Power Players. "On the other hand, I didn't want people coming to it thinking they have to have a degree in politics to understand it. I just wanted it to feel real. Then we make it all up.”
While the story lines are made up, Iannucci says the tension portrayed between the president and vice president is steeped in reality.
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