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04.16.2018

SHOWTIME DEBUTS OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED DOCUMENTARY SERIES THE FOURTH ESTATE

All Four Episodes Of New Docu-Series Directed By Oscar®-Nominated Filmmaker Liz Garbus 

To Be Made Available On Sunday, May 27

 

NEW YORK – April 12, 2018  SHOWTIME has debuted the official trailer for its original documentary series, THE FOURTH ESTATE, directed and produced by Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?). Examining the inner workings of The New York Times during President Donald J. Trump’s first year in office, the four-episode docu-series will be available across SHOWTIME platforms including On Demand and streaming on Sunday, May 27. The first 90-minute episode of the series will debut on-air on May 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, following its world premiere as the closing night film at the Tribeca Film Festival. Subsequent episodes will air on SHOWTIME on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

To watch and share the trailer for THE FOURTH ESTATE, go to: https://youtu.be/o4wTzPhZtkE.

In these times when journalism is being questioned and attacked as “fake news,” Garbus turns her lens on The New York Times in THE FOURTH ESTATE, revealing the challenges, triumphs and pitfalls of covering a president who has declared the majority of the nation’s major news outlets “the enemy of the people.” Embedded for the past year with The Times and granted unprecedented access and interviews with editors and reporters on the front lines, the docuseries presents a groundbreaking portrait of the men and women who are fighting for freedom of the press. Viewers will witness the inner workings of journalism and investigative reporting during this administration’s first history-making year.

THE FOURTH ESTATE is produced for SHOWTIME by RadicalMedia and Moxie Firecracker Films, in association with Impact Partners, with Jenny Carchman (Long Strange Trip) and Justin Wilkes (What Happened, Miss Simone?) serving as 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
jackie.ioachim@showtime.net