Trump’s ‘Family Business’

(Above: Robert, Fred, Donald, Ivana, and Elizabeth Trump. Source: YouTube video)

Want to see two Donald Trump bios not screening at the Republican National Convention, which enters day three today?

If so, you can start by streaming — for free — The Family Business: Trump and Taxes. This Showtime documentary is about the year-long investigation that led to The New York Times’ October, 2018, Pulitzer Prize-winning expose, “Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches from His Father.”

The 25-minute film was directed by Emmy nominee Jenny Carchman (Showtime’s The Fourth Estate) and produced by the Oscar-nominated team of Liz Garbus  and Justin Wilkes (What Happened, Miss Simone). Carchman’s film crew followed Times’ reporters David Barstow, Russell Buettner and Susanne Craig as they unmasked the story of how Donald Trump became rich.

You can see the 25-minute film free on YouTube or right here:

Then, Netflix subscribers can check out “The Confidence Man” episode of the doc series Dirty Money. Described as “a rollicking profile of the rise and reign of Trump Inc.,” this episode “lays out how Donald Trump’s business career transformed from epic failures into a consummate branding machine that propelled him into office.”

(The above is a revision of a previously published article.)

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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