Premieres Monday, January 28 at 8 PM ET/PT on HBO
Brilliant writers, tribunes of the working class and icons of the lost world of newspapering, Jimmy Breslin and his friend Pete Hamill personified New York City. For five decades, these colorful columnists spoke for ordinary people and brought passion, wit and literary merit to their reporting on their city and nation. Their writings probed issues of race, class and the practice of journalism that resonate powerfully today.
The film offers us a master class in good writing and reporting and propel us through classic New York stories like the Bernhard Goetz, “Son of Sam,” “Central Park Five” and Crown Heights cases as well as many of the major events of the last half century, including the Kennedy assassinations, the civil rights movement, Vietnam. Watergate and 9/11.