“The Fourth Estate” opens with top editors of the New York Times watching television coverage of President Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.
“Wow, what a story,” says Executive Editor Dean Baquet, punctuating it with a profanity as his assembled colleagues nod in agreement. “OK, let’s go,” he says.
And go they did.
The story behind the story is the subject of this riveting four-part documentary directed by Liz Garbus, nominated for an Oscar for her 2015 film, “What Happened, Miss Simone?”
Garbus and her crew were given extraordinary access to the reporters and editors covering the first 16 months of the Trump administration.
“The Fourth Estate” premieres Sunday, May 27, on Showtime.
Read the story at the San Francisco Chronicle.
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