BBC Two to broadcast a behind-the-scenes look inside The New York Times
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This June BBC Two will take audiences behind the scenes of The New York Times, with the broadcast of Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus’ series Inside The New York Times: The Fourth Estate, following the inner workings of one of the most prolific American media outlets during the first 12 months of Donald Trump’s presidency.
The film also looks at news and reporting in the digital age, and how journalism is having to evolve to cope with the development of social media and changes in the way and rate at which people consume news content on a nonstop 24-hour news cycle. Can such an institution survive in the face of constant cuts and accusations from Trump of being "the failing New York Times"?
Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two, says: “This is a stunning series giving remarkable access to the New York Times editorial team during the turbulent early months of Trump’s presidency. At a time when so many of the mainstream media misread the mood in the USA and beyond, this series offers a candid, shocking and illuminating exploration of the shifting relationship between journalism and political power.”
Inside The New York Times: The Fourth Estate (wt), a four part series for BBC Two was commissioned in the UK for Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two, through the BBC Documentary Department under Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries. The series was produced and directed by Liz Garbus and Jenny Carchman and is a Radical Media and Moxie Firecracker Films Production in association with Impact Partners and Showtime Documentary Films. The BBC Commissioning Editor is Mandy Chang. It is due to tx later this month.
Episode one: The First 100 Days
Episode two: The Trump Bump
Episode three: American Carnage
Episode four: Matters Of Fact
Pictured: Investigative Reporter Matt Apuzzo, White House Correspondent Michael Shear and Washington Night Editor Lara Jakes during Comey firing.
Source BBC TWO
June 7, 2018 4:00am ET by BBC TWO