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The New York Times

Ocean Conservation Series Coming to Animal Planet

By Andrew R. Chow

"Robert Redford and Paul Allen are the executive producers of a new Animal Planet series on ocean conservation. Entitled “Ocean Warriors,” the series traces activists, journalists and scientists working to fight poachers and organized crime in oceans across the globe.

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Deadline Hollywood

Robert Redford & Animal Planet Team on Ocean Conservation Series

By Denise Petski

"Animal Planet will air a Robert Redford-exec produced docuseries about marine conservation activists over three nights in December..."

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Realscreen

Animal Planet Sets Air Dates for Redford's "Ocean Warriors"

By Kevin Ritchie

"Robert Redford and Paul Allen are the executive producers of a new Animal Planet series on ocean conservation. Entitled “Ocean Warriors,” the series traces activists, journalists and scientists working to fight poachers and organized crime in oceans across the globe.

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MetroFocus

Inside Rikers: The Untold Story

"One of the most notorious jails in the country is located in the East River, right across from the Manhattan skyline."

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All Things Considered on WNYC

How We Treat Our Incarcerated

The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer interviews Bill Moyers and Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy

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Inside City Hall on NY1

Moyers on Rikers

Inside City Hall

Errol Louis interviews Bill Moyers

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Chicago Tribune
CNN's Rahm-heavy 'Chicagoland' will be hard to ignore
By Rick Kogan

"[A] fascinating, frustrating, chilling, joyful, celebratory, sad, revelatory and compelling series titled Chicagoland, eight TV hours devoted to this city in all its bloody, contentious, savage, soulful, fearful and hopeful struggles.’

‘Chicagoland will be impossible to ignore . . . it comes at us in unscripted, fast-paced style, featuring hundreds of citizens and dozens of storylines. As one producer/director puts it, "This is the cutting edge of something new in the documentary world."
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TV Guide
The Biz: Inside the CNN Documentary Chicagoland
By Stephen Battaglio

“Chicagoland, culled from 1,000 hours filmed over eight months in 2013, takes viewers deep into each of those facets of the city, at times becoming a jarring tale of the haves and have-nots.”

“[T]he show's most captivating personality is Elizabeth Dozier, the tireless principal of Fenger Academy High School, which has been particularly hard hit by the violence in the city's far South Side. The daughter of a convict and an ex-nun, Dozier shows a passion and relentless dedication to improving her school's academic performance while also making it ¬safer — which becomes a ray of hope throughout the series. "I want her to anchor a show for me," says Zucker, perhaps only half joking. "I want her to be my kids' teacher. At every level, this is a woman everyone should come to know and say thank you to."’
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The Hollywood Reporter
Sundance: Robert Redford, Jeff Zucker Unveil Rahm Emanuel Series ‘CHICAGOLAND’
By Tatiana Seigel

“[Chicagoland’s] real-life drama offers a glimpse of the novel style of news storytelling that [CNN’s] Zucker is embracing.”
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CNN Opinion 
Robert Redford: Telling the truth on the small screen

“I'm interested in the stories about how things came about. How things grew from nothing to something. Chicago is a great example of that. Starting out as a small dot on the map, it grew to be this enormous kind of bellwether of what was to happen in America.”
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Associated Press
'Chicagoland': An unscripted saga of city life
By Frazier Moore

“This unscripted saga of city life could become a weekly viewing habit”
“it is also hope-inspiring, and never less than dramatically addictive.” 
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The Daily Beast
Redford Takes on Rahm in the Furious Blur of ‘Chicagoland’
By Tim Teeman

“Chicagoland moves at a propulsive pace”
“raw and honest, as well as salacious and sexy” 
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The New York Times
Stark Drama That's Found in Real Life
By Alessandra Stanley

“An artfully cinematic real-life look at gang violence and the public school crisis”
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Salt Lake Magazine
Sundance's 'Chicagoland' and 'Death Row Stories' coming to CNN
By Jaime Winston

"This show's addicting, and you'll see history as it happens."
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The Atlantic Cities
A Compelling New Documentary Series About Today's Chicago 
By Sarah Goodyear

“Compelling”
“They convey Chicago’s restless energy with electric visual intensity”
“Makes policy decisions thrilling”
“The city itself in all its broad-shouldered, brawling, chest-thumping glory and pain.” 
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Variety
CNN Seeks to Chart New Course With 'Chicagoland'
By Brian Lowry

“Plenty of Big Shouldered moments”
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The Hollywood Reporter
Chicagoland: TV Review
By Allison Keene

"heir apparent to David Simon's fictional, but truth-telling, Baltimore-based series The Wire"
"Propelled by a pitch-perfect soundtrack, a swirling pace, and a perspective of Chicago that is lovingly filmed, Chicagoland presents an important and nationally-relevant story of the challenge to save a city undergoing a changing urban landscape. It's a great move for CNN to invest in series like this," 
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The Los Angeles Times
Review: 'Chicagoland' gives Windy City a starring role
By Robert Lloyd

“Compelling and full of life”
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Chicago Tribune
CNN's 'Chicagoland' captures flashes of anger in first episode
By Rick Kogan

“Beautifully and compellingly shot”
“Fast paced”
“Filled with heartbreak and with happiness” 
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