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05.29.2018

ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER LIZ GARBUS TACKLES TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY THROUGH THE EYES OF THE NEW YORK TIMES IN THE FOURTH ESTATE

The New Four-Part Documentary Series Premieres on Showtime® 

Sunday, May 27 at 7:30 PM ET/PT


NEW YORK – May 25, 2018 Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?) turns her lens on the inner workings of The New York Times in the new four-part documentary series THE FOURTH ESTATE, which premieres Sunday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. The full four-episode documentary series will also be available across SHOWTIME platforms including On Demand and streaming on Sunday, May 27. Subsequent episodes will air on SHOWTIME on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT. For a preview of the premiere episode “The First 100 Days,” go to https://youtu.be/wSZ77NPhccA.

Covering “The First 100 Days,” the 90-minute premiere opens as Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office and The New York Times’ New York and Washington bureaus prepare to cover an administration unlike any other. The role that Russia played in the 2016 election quickly emerges as a storyline that will continue to unfold, consuming a troop of investigative journalists for the year to come. And tension boils over when the President calls the media “the enemy of the people.” In a time when the news never stops, The Times’ reporters scramble to break the stories vital to the future of our democracy before the pace and the scrutiny breaks them. To watch and share the trailer for THE FOURTH ESTATE, go to: https://youtu.be/o4wTzPhZtkE

THE FOURTH ESTATE is produced for SHOWTIME by RadicalMedia and Moxie Firecracker Films, in association with Impact Partners, with Garbus, Jenny Carchman (Long Strange Trip) and Justin Wilkes (What Happened, Miss Simone?) serving as individual producers. Along with Garbus, Carchman serves as director of episodes 2-4. Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick and Dan Cogan are executive producers. 

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Press:

Nicole Elice
310-234-5218
nicole.elice@showtime.net

Jackie Ioachim
212-708-1220
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