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INDEPENDENT LENS : The Hottest August

Monday, April 20, 2020, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

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INLE Hottest August Ep Main

Listen as ordinary New Yorkers break down some of the biggest problems they face in August 2017.

  • Airdate(s): 4/19/2020, 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET
  • INLE #: 2114
  • Original Broadcast: 4/20/2020

Episode Description

Listen as ordinary New Yorkers attempt to answer the question “What were you doing while the planet burned?” During one sweltering month in 2017, they discuss the biggest issues they face, from climate change to skyrocketing rents to mass shootings.


Press Documents

  • Brett Story's Critically Acclaimed Documentary "The Hottest August" Premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS Monday, April 20, 2020 on PBS and PBS.org

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