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Axios, HBO and DCTV have renewed "Axios on HBO" — a news-oriented, documentary series — for third and four seasons.

  • The 2020 and 2021 seasons will feature 12 half-hour episodes, with the option to add shorter, interview-driven Axios specials, designed to move with the news and drive the conversation in prime time.

Why it matters: Directed and produced by Emmy winners Matthew O’Neill (HBO’s "Baghdad ER") and Perri Peltz (HBO’s "Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr."), "Axios on HBO” features breaking news and big interviews, including President Trump, GM CEO Mary Barra, Elon Musk and more.

What’s next: “Axios on HBO” Season 2 returns this month on four consecutive Sundays, starting at 6 p.m. ET/PT on Oct. 20 on all HBO platforms.

“The worlds of politics, business, tech and culture are colliding faster and more furiously than ever. Viewers hunger to see — and fully understand — what really matters in this noisy age. This collaboration with HBO and DCTV has allowed us to put a sharp new lens on the people, ideas and trends at the heart of this collision.”
— Axios CEO Jim VandeHei

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GOP implosion: Trump threats, payback

Spotted last week on a work van in Evansville, Ind. Photo: Sam Owens/The Evansville Courier & Press via Reuters

The GOP is getting torn apart by a spreading revolt against party leaders for failing to stand up for former President Trump and punish his critics.

Why it matters: Republican leaders suffered a nightmarish two months in Washington. Outside the nation’s capital, it's even worse.

Erica Pandey, author of @Work
3 hours ago - Economy & Business

The limits of Biden's plan to cancel student debt

Data: New York Fed Consumer Credit Panel/Equifax; Chart: Axios Visuals

There’s a growing consensus among Americans who want President Biden to cancel student debt — but addressing the ballooning debt burden is much more complicated than it seems.

Why it matters: Student debt is stopping millions of Americans from buying homes, buying cars and starting families. And the crisis is rapidly getting worse.

Why made-for-TV moments matter during the pandemic

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Erin Schaff-Pool, Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images

In a world where most Americans are isolated and forced to laugh, cry and mourn without friends or family by their side, viral moments can offer critical opportunities to unite the country or divide it.

Driving the news: President Biden's inauguration was produced to create several made-for-social viral moments, a tactic similar to what the Democratic National Committee and the Biden campaign pulled off during the Democratic National Convention.