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This docuseries examines the current problems faced by the field of journalism. In era in which the American president and other politicians are trying to undermine public faith in the free press, outlets like The New York Times have to figure out how to encounter the attacks on their mission.

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on SHOWTIME
1 Season, 4 Episodes
May 27, 2018
Documentary & Biography
7.3/10
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The Fourth Estate Full Episode Guide

  • The New York Times reporters learn that the President's former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, has pled guilty to lying to the FBI, bringing the Russia investigation closer to Trump's inner circle. As the paper leads the reporting on workplace sexual harassment, allegations of past misconduct by one reporter in the bureau bring the story home. And for all the attacks on the free press over the course of Trump's first year in office, the paper is rewarded for what it does best: good reporting.

  • The Charlottesville riots present a new test for The Times.

  • The Times is on to a huge scoop around James Comey's memos.

  • The New York Times works to cover the Trump administration.

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