The New Yorker Presents: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
The New Yorker Presents

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Though it can never live up to its parent publication in terms of purpose and cachet, many of the segments in The New Yorker Presents are classy, polished, and culturally educational.

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Critic Ratings: 22

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User Ratings: 67

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Air date: Feb 16, 2016

Filmmaker Alex Gibney tells how the FBI could have prevented the 9/11 attacks; Paul Giamatti plays 19th-century French author Honore de Balzac; patients with "The Truman Show" delusion believe their lives are being watched on TV.

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Air date: Feb 16, 2016

Filmmaker Steve James profiles two young bull riders; writer Edwidge Danticat looks at racist violence in America through art; writer Nick Paumgarten on the closure of the Revel casino in Atlantic City; cartoons by Roz Chast and Liana Finck.

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Air date: Feb 16, 2016

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme profiles biologist Tyrone Hayes; writer Ariel Levy interviews artist Marina Abramovic; a sketch from Simon Rich and Alan Cumming; a poem written by Matthew Dickman; cartoons by Emily Flake.

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Air date: Feb 22, 2016

Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams profiles Cassandro, the flamboyant gay star of Mexican wrestling; Michael Seidenberg operated a secret bookstore in a Manhattan apartment before getting an eviction notice.

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Air date: Feb 22, 2016

Filmmaker Lucy Walker profiles renegade chef Craig Thornton; chef Charles Gabriel is an uptown institution; director Janicza Bravo gives us the recipe for a dinner gone wrong.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2016

An ordinary woman meets a movie star during an airplane flight; the unique light of Los Angeles; the epidemic of mass incarceration in the United States.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2016

Filmmaker Dawn Porter follows a dedicated nurse working with some of the poorest families in America; acclaimed singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has a photography show at a Manhattan gallery.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2016

Filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman profile apostate preacher Rob Bell; puppeteer Basil Twist; profile of Bill Murray; Charles Grodin and John Turturro play a therapist and a patient who wants to end therapy.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2016

Filmmakers Chapman Way and Maclain Way profile master thief Blane Nordahl; writer Nick Paumgarten explains why life as we know it depends on elevators; the artist called Tom of Finland changed the image of gay men forever.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2016

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki explores Cuba; members of the Society of Professional Investigators gather for a monthly dinner; Pulitzer-winning composer John Luther Adams.

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