*By Max Godnick* Attending a Trump rally can be daunting for any self-proclaimed liberal ー even more so if your last name is Pelosi. But an experience with her political opposites left Alexandra Pelosi, the documentarian and youngest daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, feeling hopeful. "We all need to burst out of our own bubbles and see what the other people are thinking," Pelosi said Monday in an interview on Cheddar. Pelosi directed, produced, and shot the entire process for her new documentary "Outside the Bubble: On the Road With Alexandra Pelosi," that follows the filmmaker and her family as they leave the confines of the Manhattan echo chamber and enter the heart of Trump country. The trip brought her to what she called "the fault lines of cultural divide" including Charlottesville, Va., the U.S.-Mexico border, and a Pennsylvania coal mine. "My takeaway was, it's hard to hate up close," Pelosi said of making the film. Despite Pelosi's famous last name, which she described as a "curse word," many of her interview subjects invited her to dinner, opened their homes for the night, and ended their conversations with a "big hug." While she tackled immigration, the environment, and the #MeToo movement, among other topics in the film, Pelosi said she was struck by most Americans' fixations on a single issue: jobs. "It's easy to sit here and say global warming is the most important issue in the world," she said. "If you don't have food to feed your family, global warming is not the most important issue." Pelosi is particularly concerned about the importance of having a "balanced media diet." She banned MSNBC and CNN from her household in an effort to discourage her kids from becoming "pod people." By watching and reading a more diverse slate of news and opinions, Pelosi thinks Americans will grow smarter and more accepting of each other's differences. "We can't just read our New Yorkers and our New York Times and think we're fully-educated people because we're not," she said. "Outside the Bubble: On the Road With Alexandra Pelosi" debuts Monday on HBO. For full interview [click here](https://cheddar.com/videos/alexandra-pelosi-steps-outside-the-bubble-in-her-new-documentary).

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