Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate – BBC2

A four-part series goes behind the scenes at the New York Times to capture the media response to President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office

There’s palpable excitement rippling through the offices of the New York Times.

Donald Trump is making his inaugural speech on 20 January 2017.

Editors and political journalists are assessing how they are going to report on what is clearly going to be an unorthodox administration.

The New York Times is dubbed ‘the enemy’ by Donald Trump

This four-part series, from Emmy-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus, begins with the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency and follows staff as they work around the clock, trying to get to the truth about the Russian scandal, breaking stories ahead of the competition, and dealing 
with Trump accusing the paper of being 
‘the enemy of the people’.

TV Times rating: ****