Is Journalism Interesting to Watch? FX's 'The Weekly' Will Help Answer That Question

The New York Times is transforming for the small screen on Sunday and editor Dean Baquet grasps the stakes: "It's a big deal. It's a big test for us."


Journalists enjoy watching the process of journalism, but FX, Hulu and The New York Times hope the audience for the new show The Weekly — debuting Sunday on linear and Monday on streaming — will be just a little bigger (and broader) than that.

"Our hope is that the reach of FX and Hulu and the language of narrative television will get us in front of more and more people than ever," said Times assistant managing editor (and executive producer) Sam Dolnick... 

The goal, he said, is to focus on stories "that have real people at the center of them" and that "reveal something more about how the world works."

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