The City

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True stories about how power works in urban America. We investigate people in power, the consequences their actions have for a city’s most vulnerable residents, and what a power struggle in one city reveals about the challenges facing all cities.


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Behind the Curtains | S2 E5
00:55:09

A mysterious device shows up at the Wild Orchid, and Kamy is paranoid the city is out to get him. Everyone wants to know what’s happening in the strip club’s VIP rooms—including the courts. 

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Nov 19, 2019
West World | S2 E4
00:50:51

We go 20 miles east of Reno, to a mountainous landscape full of wild horses, brothels, and Tesla’s futuristic Gigafactory. City boosters say it’s the engine driving the New Reno. But the truth of what that means is darker and more complicated than it first appears. 

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Nov 12, 2019
The Pendulum | S2 E3
00:54:18

Big-game hunters in town for an annual safari convention go to the Wild Orchid looking to let loose. But city police have other plans, marking Reno’s latest swing from permissiveness to restrictiveness.

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Nov 05, 2019
If They Want War, We'll Give 'Em War | S2 E2
00:49:41

A secret report on strip clubs is revealed, but it’s no smoking gun. As Midtown changes, residents of a weekly hotel make their fury known to a council that says they’re just pawns in a bigger game.

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Oct 29, 2019
Battlelines | S2 E1
00:49:17

In a changing Reno, city boosters concoct a plan to force strip clubs out of downtown. But Reno’s strip club kingpin won’t go quietly. As the city tightens its grip, it’s dancers who feel the squeeze.


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Oct 29, 2019
Trailer: Reno | S2
00:03:49

Season 2 of The City looks at the battle over the aging strip clubs of Reno, Nevada, as the city transforms into an offshoot of Silicon Valley. More than a fight over lap dances, this is a proxy battle for the future of Reno.


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Oct 08, 2019
The Present, The Future | S1 E10
00:43:39

The uncertain fate of the lots in North Lawndale, and what that says about a city like Chicago. 

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Nov 19, 2018
The Cleanup | S1 E9
00:44:22

The illegal dump is finally eradicated—but at whose expense?


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Nov 12, 2018
Houston | S1 E8
00:45:17

An illegal dump in Chicago has seeds in a legal one in Houston. The numbers reveal an unsettling pattern. A movement takes root. The president gives an order.


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Nov 05, 2018
The Takedown | S1 E7
00:42:43

A reporter scoops the FBI. Politicians get taken down in "Mount Henry’s" shadow. The six-story debris pile remains.

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Oct 29, 2018
Operation Silver Shovel | S1 E6
00:45:54

A criminal flips and wears a wire. Aldermen accept small sums of large bills. The FBI’s investigation may be tainted. "Mount Henry" grows, but shrinks from memory.

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Corrections and clarifications: A previous version of Episode 6 of The City misidentified the number of silver pieces Judas received for betraying Jesus. It was 30 pieces of silver.

Oct 22, 2018
The "Forrest Gump" of Chicago Crime | S1 E5
00:30:58

A bank failure unearths a connection to the mysterious man in the limo—and suddenly, he’s everywhere. Bribery, fraud and violence are just ways of doing business. The FBI is on the case—but which one? And whose?

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Oct 15, 2018
A Tale of Two Cities | S1 E4
00:42:07

Four years in, "Mount Henry" has become a magnet for hazardous waste—both literal and figurative. A new illegal dump appears in a white neighborhood. A trusted advocate may not be who he seems.

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Oct 08, 2018
"Mount Henry" | S1 E3
00:36:16

The neighborhood turns to a beloved ward boss—but his own agenda comes first. A man in the know offers some valuable advice on power.

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Oct 01, 2018
Life in the Shadow of the Mountain | S1 E2
00:28:46

Lawyers debate whether 31,000 truckloads of debris is or isn’t “waste.” Justice is delayed. A mountain rises and casts its long shadow.

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Sep 24, 2018
Six Stories | S1 E1
00:26:13

Chicago, 1990. A guy with a loud sweater, manicured nails and connections to some very powerful people idles in a limousine near a vacant lot. A fleet of dump trucks unloads literal tons of busted concrete—and keep coming back. Neighborhood residents take action. The mess becomes much bigger than a six-story pile of rubble.

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Sep 24, 2018
Trailer: Chicago | S1
00:03:57

The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990. 

After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its destination isn’t a landfill—it’s a pair of vacant lots in a black, working-class neighborhood called North Lawndale. The man behind this operation is a white guy sporting a Cosby sweater and underworld connections. What follows is a tour de force through Chicago’s underbelly: Aldermen get indicted. An FBI investigation goes awry. A community’s resilience is tested—all unfolding under the spectre of racism in America.


Sep 17, 2018