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The Real Peaky Blinders episode 2

The Real Peaky Blinders episode 2

The Real Peaky Blinders episode 2: As the Peaky Blinders start to evolve from a mass gang movement interested in territory and fighting into the first organised crime gangs in Britain, we follow the career of petty thief Billy Kimber. With his Birmingham gang, Billy rises to dominate the illegal money-spinning rackets around horse racing at the start of the …

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The Real Peaky Blinders episode 1

The Real Peaky Blinders episode 1

The Real Peaky Blinders episode 1: Exploring the origins of the real Peaky Blinders phenomenon in Birmingham, starting with the first mention of the term in the popular press in 1890 and the street gangs that stretched as far back as the 1860s, when they were known as slogging gangs.     Through the experiences of a number of individuals, …

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The Billionaire Global Mastermind

Conspiracy Files: The Billionaire Global Mastermind?

The Billionaire Global Mastermind? – Investigating how multi-billionaire George Soros has become a bogeyman around the world – castigated not just by bloggers, but now by presidents and prime ministers. But are the allegations of secret Soros plots to overthrow governments and flood countries with migrants simply the product of resurgent anti-Semitism?     Conspiracy Files: The Billionaire Global Mastermind? …

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Trump and Taxes

The Family Business: Trump and Taxes

“The Family Business,” a Showtime documentary short broadcast Sunday night, prompts this question more than perhaps any other. It focuses on the New York Times report, published on Oct. 2, into Donald Trump’s family finances and the degree of fraudulence that padded both his claims that his father had given him a fairly small loan, paid back with interest, and …

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Fourth Estate ep. 4

The Fourth Estate ep. 4 – Matters of fact

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 …

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Charlottesville

The Fourth Estate ep. 3 – American Carnage

As violence erupts in Charlottesville, the president’s unwillingness to denounce the racist hate groups presents a new test for journalists. Trump blames the “failing New York Times” and “crooked media” 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, as …

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The Fourth Estate ep. 2

The Fourth Estate ep. 2 – The Trump Bump

This documentary series about The New York Times in the Trump era illuminates critical issues facing journalism today. A chief task for The Times, long considered the “newspaper of record,” is to find the best way to accurately and honestly cover this unconventional president, even as he tries to undermine them. Through extraordinary access and exclusive interviews, Oscar nominated filmmaker …

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Fourth Estate ep. 1

The Fourth Estate ep. 1 – The First 100 Days

This documentary series about The New York Times in the Trump era illuminates critical issues facing journalism today. A chief task for The Times, long considered the “newspaper of record,” is to find the best way to accurately and honestly cover this unconventional president, even as he tries to undermine them. Through extraordinary access and exclusive interviews, Oscar nominated filmmaker …

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