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06.05.2018

MAJOR REVELATIONS ON THE FBI, THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND WHITE HOUSE TURMOIL ARE UNEARTHED IN THE NEXT EPISODE OF THE FOURTH ESTATE

The Documentary Series Moves To 8 p.m. ET/PT This Sunday


NEW YORK – June 1, 2018 – The four-part SHOWTIME documentary series THE FOURTH ESTATE, from Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, continues its look inside The New York Times – showcasing the challenges, triumphs and pitfalls of covering the Trump presidencythis Sunday, June 3 at a new time, 8 p.m. ET/PT. For a preview of the second episode of THE FOURTH ESTATE “The Trump Bump,” go to https://youtu.be/w30dBm6fAAo.

Shortly after FBI director James Comey is fired by President Trump, The New York Times journalist Michael Schmidt is on to a huge scoop with ongoing reverberations regarding Comey’s memos about his meetings with Trump. The appointment of a special counsel marks an important new turn in what has already been an historic year. The stakes further rise when The Times reveals details of a secret meeting between members of the Trump campaign team and a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin. All this takes place amid heavy turnover at the White House, covered by The Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman.

But even as The Times drives this shocking flow of new information, it is forced to squarely address its own inner challenges. Advertising dollars are shrinking. Digital is replacing print, podcasts are now synonymous with the paper and Twitter is how news breaks first. Can The New York Times adapt to a digital future without losing something vital in the process? 

The full four-episode documentary series is also available across SHOWTIME platforms including On Demand and streaming with the final two episodes airing on SHOWTIME on June 10 and June 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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. 

SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation Vue, Amazon Channels and FuboTV. 

 

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Press:

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

Jackie Ioachim
212-708-1220
jackie.ioachim@showtime.net