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NEW EPISODE OF CNBC’S “EMPIRES OF NEW YORK” PREMIERES SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT 8PM ET

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About "Empires of New York”

Narrated by Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® winner Paul Giamatti, and set amid the grit, greed, and glory of 1980s New York, "Empires of New York" chronicles the meteoric rise of five icons who not only reshaped the city, but contributed mightily to the world we live in today. Drawing on exclusive interviews, never-before-told stories, and secret tapes, the six-episode series follows five titans of the era who shared a singular trait: the insatiable need to win at all costs. Seizing opportunity in an era jolted by one cultural upheaval after another – MTV and 24-hour news, hip hop, drugs, the onset of AIDS – they broke rules, flaunted their wealth, and delighted in the destruction of their enemies. And oddly, at times America came to love them for it.

Sunday, 12/06/20 at 8PM ET: EMPIRES OF NEW YORK #103 (P) – 1985-86: IMAGE IS EVERYTHING

By the mid ‘80s, five larger-than-life New Yorkers – Donald Trump, Ivan Boesky, Leona Helmsley, John Gotti, and Rudy Giuliani - are starting to change the way we think about power and success. They’re bragging about their victories, showing off their wealth, openly targeting their enemies – and with tabloid journalism on the rise, the media can’t get enough of the show. Who cares that many of them are spinning lies? TV and print outlets put them on a pedestal – and America buys into their story hook, line, and sinker. But as all five titans will soon learn… too much exposure can burn.

Preview Links:

The First 10 Minutes: Image Is Everything | CNBC Prime - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s98xvbGxggM&feature=youtu.be - In the ‘80s, there was a lot of attention in the media surrounding CEO’s. They were becoming like celebrities – and one of the biggest people who benefited from this was Donald Trump. Catch the first 10 minutes of the episode and don’t miss “Empires of New York” Sunday at 8P ET on CNBC.

That time Ivan Boesky ordered everything off the menu - https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/11/30/when-ivan-boesky-ordered-everything-off-the-menu.html - A former lawyer for Ivan Boesky said that eating with the financier was like an adventure. He ordered everything off the menu just to "taste" before actually ordering what he wanted. Catch the sneak peek and don't miss an all new episode of "Empires of New York" Sunday at 8P ET on CNBC.

For more information contact:

Beth Goldman
CNBC
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e:
beth.goldman@nbcuni.com

Celeste DeAugustinis
CNBC
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c: 201.625.3717
e: celeste.deaugustinis@nbcuni.com