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Empires of New York

Season 1
 (18)2020TV-14
Narrated by Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® winner Paul Giamatti, and set amid the grit, greed, and glory of 1980s New York, "Empires of New York" chronicles the meteoric rise of five icons who not only reshaped the city but contributed mightily to the world we live in today.
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Documentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. 1980-83: Chaos Spells Opportunity
    December 19, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    At the dawn of the '80s, America finds itself in deep decline, and New York seems to symbolize everything that's gone wrong. It's crime-ridden, strapped for cash, dark and dirty.
  2. 2. 1983-85: Nothing in Their Way
    December 19, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    It's 1983, and the Big Apple is back. Wall Street is booming, yuppies are crowding the clubs, and five up-and-coming icons – Donald Trump, Ivan Boesky, Leona Helmsley, John Gotti, and Rudy Giuliani – are enjoying their first big taste of success.
  3. 3. 1985-86: Image Is Everything
    December 19, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    By the mid '80s, five larger-than-life New Yorkers - Donald Trump, Ivan Boesky, Leona Helmsley, John Gotti, and Rudy Giuliani - are starting to change the way we think about power and success.
  4. 4. 1986-87: Secrets & Lies
    December 19, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    It's 1986, and New Yorkers are fawning over five seemingly unstoppable icons: Donald Trump, Ivan Boesky, Leona Helmsley, John Gotti, and Rudy Giuliani.
  5. 5. 1987-90: Party’s Over
    December 19, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When something seems too good to be true, it usually is. Black Monday hits, the market crashes, and the great bull market of the '80s goes down with it.
  6. 6. Legacy of the ‘80s: Greed Is Still Good
    December 26, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The titans who helped remake New York City are now being devoured by their own creation. At the dawn of the '90s, they're either sitting in jail, awaiting sentencing, or licking their wounds after humiliating defeats.

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2020
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CNBC
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