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The New York Times Presents

The New York Times Presents

Hulu 2020

A series of standalone documentaries powered by the unparalleled journalism and insight of The New York Times, bringing viewers close to the essential stories of our time.

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

The 10 Best Episodes of The New York Times Presents

The New York Times Presents - S1E9

#1 - Controlling Britney Spears (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Britney Spears has said that her conservatorship had become “an oppressive and controlling tool against her.” This New York Times investigation reveals much of how it worked, including an intense surveillance apparatus that monitored every move she made.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 12 votes.

The New York Times Presents - S1E4

#2 - Hurricane of Fire (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Perhaps a fitting start to 2020, Australia rang in the New Year with much of the country engulfed in flames. A few people decided to confront the blaze. Watch them stand face to face with one of the most ferocious infernos in history.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 31 votes.

The New York Times Presents - S1E6

#3 - Framing Britney Spears (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Her rise was a global phenomenon. Her downfall was a cruel national sport. People close to Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship now reassess her career as she battles her father in court over who should control her life.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 129 votes.

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#4 - The Killing of Breonna Taylor (Season 1 - Episode 3)

A New York Times investigation examines what happened at 3003 Springfield Drive in Louisville, Kentucky, just after midnight on March 13, when police executed a warrant that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 38 votes.

The New York Times Presents - S1E1

#5 - They Get Brave (Season 1 - Episode 1)

As the coronavirus ravages more and more American cities, we look back to the place hit hardest: New York City. Doctors and nurses documented their lives, capturing awe‐inspiring resolve in the face of a breakdown in the health‐care system.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 35 votes.

The New York Times Presents - S1E5

#6 - The Teenager Who Hacked Twitter (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Elon Musk. Bill Gates. Kanye West. Joe Biden. Barack Obama. They and dozens of others were being hacked recently, and Twitter appeared powerless to stop it. Who had brought the tech giant to its knees? A 17-year-old kid in Tampa.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 37 votes.

The New York Times Presents - S1E11

#7 - To Live and Die in Alabama (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Three police officers died in a shootout at a drug house in Alabama. One man was sentenced to death for the shootings, even though he was never accused of even touching the murder weapon. This is the story of Nathaniel Woods.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 15 votes.

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#8 - Dominic Fike, At First (Season 1 - Episode 2)

The making of a pop star in 2020: A young musician is plucked from obscurity -- jail, actually -- and given a multi-million dollar record deal. Meet Dominic Fike as he prepares for his first international tour and makes his debut album.

The episode was rated 7.08 from 26 votes.

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#9 - Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson (Season 1 - Episode 10)

In 2004, a culture war was brewing when the Super Bowl halftime show audience saw a white man expose a Black woman's breast for 9/16ths of a second. A national furor ensued. The woman was Janet Jackson, and her career was never the same.

The episode was rated 6.63 from 16 votes.

Last updated: sep 14, 2022


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