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This docuseries examines the current problems faced by the field of journalism. In era in which the American president and other politicians are trying to undermine public faith in the free press, outlets like The New York Times have to figure out how to encounter the attacks on their mission.

The Fourth Estate is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on May 27, 2018. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6.

The Fourth Estate is available for streaming on the SHOWTIME website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Fourth Estate on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play, iTunes, Showtime Anytime online.

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on SHOWTIME
1 Season, 4 Episodes
May 27, 2018
Documentary & Biography
7.6/10
Cast: Dean Baquet, Elisabeth Bumiller, Maggie Haberman, Jeremy Peters
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The Fourth Estate Full Episode Guide

  • The New York Times reporters learn that the President's former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, has pled guilty to lying to the FBI, bringing the Russia investigation closer to Trump's 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's first year in office, the paper is rewarded for what it does best: good reporting.

  • The Charlottesville riots present a new test for The Times.

  • The Times is on to a huge scoop around James Comey's memos.

  • The New York Times works to cover the Trump administration.

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