Airdate: Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists

HBO documentary Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists which profiles New York journalists Jimmy Breslin & Pete Hamill.

Among the landmark stories they covered were the Kennedy assassinations, the Bernhard Goetz and Son of Sam killings, the HIV / AIDS crisis, the Crown Heights and Central Park Jogger cases, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

This is a two hour Australian premiere which screened in the US in January.

Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill’s brilliant, honest and courageous writing defined New York City journalism. For five decades, these colourful columnists and long-time friends 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. This HBO Documentary explores the famed writers’ intersecting lives and careers while celebrating New York’s grit and charm during the last great era of print journalism.

Sunday April 7 at 9.30pm on FOX Showcase.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.