The New York Times Quietly Gets into TV

The New York Times Quietly Gets into TV

The highly successful NYT, which just reported record subscribers has created two TV shows for premium cable channels FX and ShowTime respectively.

ShowTime is airing a four-episode docu-series featuring the New York Times, called The Fourth Estate. It takes place in the era of Trump, where he has frequently called it “fake news,” “failing,” and “the enemy of the people”. The first 90-minute episode of the series will debut on-air on May 27 at 7:30 PM while the other episodes will air at 8:00 PM the following weeks.  Filmmaker Liz Garbus got unprecedented access inside the NYT to film the docu-series and will feature interviews with various journalists as they try to keep the public informed in the age of Trump.

The New York Times just announced another partnership in conjunction with FX and Hulu. A weekly TV version of it’s podcast, “The Daily.” It will be called, “The Weekly,” and will premiere sometime later this year. FX has already committed to 30 episodes of the documentary which will showcase visual journalism. It marks FX’s first foray into journalism and digital news.

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