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06.07.2018

THE DEADLY CHAOS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE WEIGHS ON THE NATION IN THE NEW EPISODE OF THE FOURTH ESTATE

The Third Episode Of The Showtime® Documentary Series Airs

Sunday, June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT


NEW YORK – June 7, 2018 – Turning to Charlottesville and its tragic aftermath, the next episode of the SHOWTIME documentary series THE FOURTH ESTATE airs this Sunday, June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. For a preview of the third episode “American Carnage,” go to https://youtu.be/3fffm8bGoIA

As violence stoked by white supremacists erupts in Charlottesville, The New York Times reporters scramble to make sense of the news, and President Trump’s decision not to unequivocally denounce the racist hate groups presents a new test for the country and the journalists. After a firestorm of criticism from the left and right, Trump blames the “failing New York Times” and “crooked media” at a rally in Phoenix for distorting his speech and further deepening the country’s divisions. Meanwhile, Steve Bannon exits the White House, and a Times reporter questions where his populist revolution is headed now without the President’s ear. While the country’s tensions play out on social media, the paper deals with reining in its own reporters on Twitter. The Russia investigative team is at the ready when Mueller makes his first big move – but it’s not at all what they expected.

The full four-episode documentary series is also available across SHOWTIME platforms including On Demand and streaming, and the finale airs on Sunday, June 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Produced and directed by Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?), 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. 

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