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The news-oriented documentary series “Axios on HBO” has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by HBO, Axios and DCTV. The new season will feature eight half-hour episodes, four this spring and four this fall, as well as four specials, reacting to the most consequential news of the moment and driving the conversation with shorter, interview-based programs.

Emmy® winner Matthew O’Neill (HBO’s “Baghdad ER” and “China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province”) and Perri Peltz (HBO’s “Warning: This Drug May Kill You” and “Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr.”) return to direct and produce the show, as they did in the 2018 season. They will continue to work with leading Axios journalists to highlight the week ahead in politics, business and technology, and other big topics shaping the future.

Co-founded in 2016 by Mike Allen, Jim VandeHei and Roy Schwartz, Axios is known for its mix of exclusive news, illuminating coverage and trustworthy insight delivered with “Smart Brevity” and a distinctly shareable format. The first season of "Axios on HBO" featured four news-making episodes, highlighted by revealing interviews with: President Donald J. Trump; Tesla CEO Elon Musk; Apple CEO Tim Cook; and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Season two of AXIOS will continue to feature a unique mix of breaking news content, exclusive interviews and short profiles.

“The second season of ‘Axios on HBO’ will feature more breaking news and more interviews with dominant personalities and definitive trends shaping our future,” says Axios CEO Jim VandeHei. “The series will look beyond the news of the day and illuminate and reveal how the collision of industries like tech, business and politics are changing our lives.”

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HBO New York: Asheba Edghill or Veronica Van Pelt (212) 512-1462 or 7313

HBO Los Angeles: Nancy Lesser (310) 382-3274

Axios: Megan Swiatkowski (609) 744-0455

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Why it matters: The recommendation from the FDA, which also authorized booster shots for people who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Wednesday, paves the way for an expansion of booster shots.

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Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) on Wednesday stepped down from his committee assignments after being indicted for lying to federal investigators amid a probe into illegal campaign donations.

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Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke about the murder of Laquan McDonald during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday to become the U.S. ambassador to Japan, saying that "there's not a day or a week that has gone by in the last seven years I haven't thought about this."

Catch up quick: McDonald was a Black teenager who was fatally shot 16 times by Chicago police during Emanuel's tenure as the city's mayor. The 2014 shooting triggered massive protests, both because of its nature and the fact that the officers' body-cam footage was concealed for years.