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The Fourth Estate

A look at how The New York Times covered President Trump's controversial first year in office.

Duration: 243 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2018

IMDb: 7.6

Season 1 - The Fourth Estate
2018-05-27
"As Donald Trump takes the oath of office, The New York Times\u2019 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. In this fiercely competitive environment, The Times and The Washington Post vie for scoops while overtaxed journalists work to develop sources inside a volatile administration. Meanwhile, the paper faces economic challenges as it continues to adapt to a digital world."
2018-06-03
"Shortly after FBI director James Comey is fired, The Times is on to a huge scoop with ongoing reverberations regarding Comey\u2019s memos about his meetings with President Trump. Things are made more dire when The Times reveals details of a secret meeting between members of the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin. But even as The Times drives this shocking flow of new information, it continues to squarely address its own inner challenges. Can The Times adapt to a digital future without losing something vital in the process?"
2018-06-10
"As violence erupts in Charlottesville, the president\u2019s unwillingness to denounce the racist hate groups presents a new test for journalists. Trump blames the \u201cfailing New York Times\u201d and \u201ccrooked media\u201d for distorting his speech and further deepening the country\u2019s divisions. Meanwhile, Steve Bannon exits the White House and a Times reporter questions where his populist revolution is headed now, as the paper deals with reining in its own reporters on Twitter."
2018-06-17
"The New York Times reporters learn that the President\u2019s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, has pled guilty to lying to the FBI, bringing the Russia investigation closer to Trump\u2019s 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\u2019s first year in office, the paper is rewarded for what it does best: good reporting."