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DEFIANT ONES, THE
Air Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:30 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#104-90) "NIGHT 4"
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Part 4

Debut: WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 (9:00-10:30 p.m.)

Leaving Death Row Records to form a subsidiary of Interscope called Aftermath Entertainment, Dre endured a string of disappointing solo releases, but Jimmy stood by him as others argued he should be dropped. Dre's fortunes turned when Jimmy turned him on to the music of unknown white rapper Eminem; with Dre producing, Eminem and Aftermath recorded "The Slim Shady LP" and took the rap music world by storm. On a roll with Dre and an enviable list of hot new acts, Jimmy was nevertheless worried that the music bubble would burst due to the emergence of Napster, and looked to forge corporate-marketing partnerships to boost the visibility and incomes of his artists.

An opportune sit-down between Jimmy and Dre led to the idea of Beats Electronics, the speaker-headphone phenomenon that vaulted the partners to new heights, and paved the way for an historic 2014 deal with Apple. The world's most valuable company wasn't just interested in headphones: It was investing in the genius of Jimmy and Dre, who continue to innovate at Apple Music while picking up accolades - Dre was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with N.W.A. last year - and giving back to the communities that fostered their unique talents.

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DEFIANT ONES, THE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/9/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (4 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 7/12/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, June 2017) THE DEFIANT ONES, a four-part documentary event, debuts SUNDAY, JULY 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO, with parts 2, 3 and 4 debuting on successive nights, JULY 10, 11 and 12, at the same time. Director Allen Hughes ("Menace II Society") has made an unquestionably bold film about the unlikely but ultimately unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, two street-smart men from different worlds who have shaped many of the most exciting and extreme moments in recent pop culture. Allen Hughes filmed Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre with unfettered access over a three-year period in making THE DEFIANT ONES. In addition to extensive interviews with Dre and Iovine, who speak frankly about their highs and lows, the show includes interviews with such music icons as Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, Gwen Stefani, Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Stevie Nicks, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Jon Landau, Patti Smith, Lady Gaga, Doug Morris, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Diddy, Alonzo Williams and will.i.am. The series also features never-before-seen footage from a multitude of recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, The D.O.C., Bruce Springsteen and U2, among others. Set amid many of the defining societal and cultural events of the past four decades, THE DEFIANT ONES tells the stories of two men - one black, one white - from different tough neighborhoods and their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture. This revealing, compelling and often-gritty story takes place in recording studios, in humble homes, in criminal courts and in the highest corridors of corporate power. Defiance is defined as "daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force." This unique and inspiring tale shows how decades of defiance and determination helped Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre build a few empires, make a series of American Dreams come true and transform two street kids into global forces to be reckoned with, here and now. The result is a master class in how to work your way up from the bottom to beyond your wildest dreams.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Allen Hughes as DIR/EP
· Andrew Kosove as EP
· Broderick Johnson as EP
· Doug Pray as EP
· Fritzi Horstman as PROD
· Gene Kirkwood as EP
· Jerry Longarzo as EP
· Laura Lancaster as EP
· Michael Lombardo as EP
· Sarah Anthony as PROD
· Steven Williams as PROD
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Alcon Television Group
· Silverback 5150 Pictures