The Weekly

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The Weekly
Intertitle with transparent letters on a black background
GenreDocuseries
Based onThe Daily
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes30 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Banks Tarver
  • Jason Stallman
  • Ken Druckerman
  • Mat Skene
  • Sam Dolnick
  • Mary Robertson
  • Stephanie Preiss
Running time26 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorHulu
Release
Original networkFX
Original releaseJune 2, 2019 (2019-06-02) –
present (present)
External links
Website

The Weekly is an American narrative investigative journalism docuseries that covers recent topical news and cultural stories, and is a television spin-off of the widely successful podcast, The Daily. Produced by The New York Times for FX and Hulu, each episode follows a different breaking news story and the Times journalists who covered it. The series premiered on the FX network on June 2, 2019.[1] More than 30 journalists from The New York Times are scheduled to appear in the first season of The Weekly.[2] Thirty episodes were ordered for the first season.[3] On May 26, 2020, the series was renewed for a second season.[4]

Broadcast[edit]

Each episode of The Weekly streams exclusively on Hulu a day after its FX premiere.[1] Each episode is available to New York Times subscribers 5 weeks after streaming on Hulu.[5]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleFeatureOriginal air date Viewers
(millions)
1"The Education of T.M. Landry"T.M. Landry scandalJune 2, 2019 (2019-06-02)0.337[6]
T.M. Landry College Preparatory attracted national attention for sending students to the Ivy League. Erica Green and Katie Benner's investigation proved that the viral success stories were full of deception, and that the truth was much darker.
2"The Myth of the Medallion"New York City taxicab medallionsJune 9, 2019 (2019-06-09)0.274[7]
New York City taxi drivers have been pushed to bankruptcy, foreclosure, and even suicide. Brian Rosenthal and Emma Graves's year-long investigation into the collapse of the taxi medallion industry reveals how the system was rigged against the drivers, and who profited from it.
3"Baby Constantin"President Trump's DACA rescissionJune 16, 2019 (2019-06-16)0.335[8]
The separation of children from their families at the Mexico–United States border remains among the most controversial presidential practices since Barack Obama was in office. Caitlin Dickerson uncovers the untold story of Baby Constantin, who spent most of his first 10 months of life separated from his parents by the American government.
4"Collision"American cyclists killed in TajikistanJune 23, 2019 (2019-06-23)0.381[9]
An idealistic American couple, bicycling around the world, crosses paths with a group of young men radicalized by ISIS. Rukmini Callimachi investigates how these lives tragically intersect on a remote Tajikistan road.
5"Inauguration, Inc."President Trump's inaugurationJune 30, 2019 (2019-06-30)0.321[10]
Using exclusive documents, photographs, interviews and found footage, journalists piece together an anatomy of President Trump's inauguration, the most expensive inaugural weekend in American history.
6"The End of the Line"General Motors' electric car initiativeJuly 7, 2019 (2019-07-07)0.350[11]
Sabrina Tavernise investigates General Motors, an iconic American car company, attempting to transform itself into a technology company, costing thousands of workers their jobs.
7"Connecting The World"Facebook scammersJuly 28, 2019 (2019-07-28)0.438[12]
Facebook scammers pose as American servicemen and prey on vulnerable women; and the tech company that does little to stop it. Jack Nicas investigates.
8"Hard Left"The Green New DealAugust 4, 2019 (2019-08-04)0.417[13]
Astead Herndon reports on young activists pushing the Democratic Party further to "the left" as its presidential candidates vie to unseat President Trump.
9"The Rabbit Hole"YouTubeAugust 11, 2019 (2019-08-11)0.186[14]
YouTube videos were key in the election of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, an extreme right-wing populist, raising the question of the power of the website. Max Fisher and Amanda Taub report.
10"The Memo"Opioid abuse in the U.S.August 18, 2019 (2019-08-18)0.167[15]
In 2007, the U.S. Justice Department had a chance to hold the executives of Purdue Pharma, a drug company, accountable for the escalating opioid epidemic, yet at the last minute the charges were watered down. In the years since, the epidemic has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Journalist Barry Meier investigates what happened inside the Justice Department.
11"The Six Million Dollar Claim"Exorbitant medicinal costsAugust 25, 2019 (2019-08-25)0.277[16]
Katie Thomas and Reed Abelson investigate an American family's medicinal costs that total $1.5 million a year – who pays the bill and who is reaping the profits.
12"Apple's Gold"Apple Inc.'s iPhone supply chainSeptember 1, 2019 (2019-09-01)0.300[17]
Nicholas Casey investigates Apple's supply chain, uncovering how the gold in iPhones might trace back to violent paramilitary groups that extort, and sometimes kill, Colombian miners.
13"The Blueprint"Russia's interference in international electionsSeptember 8, 2019 (2019-09-08)0.184[18]
Matt Apuzzo investigates Russia's suspected meddling in the U.S. and Estonian elections.
14"V. Johnson & Johnson"Johnson & Johnson's baby powder litigationOctober 6, 2019 (2019-10-06)0.152[19]
Johnson & Johnson insisted that its baby powder was safe. However, asbestos within the company was linked to ovarian cancer. Reporters Tiffany Hsu and Roni Caryn Rabin investigate.
15"Rudy! Rudy?"Rudy Giuliani and the Trump–Ukraine scandalOctober 13, 2019 (2019-10-13)0.226[20]
16"Segregated City"New York City's school systemOctober 20, 2019 (2019-10-20)0.187[21]
17"Mr. McGahn"Don McGahnOctober 27, 2019 (2019-10-27)0.217[22]
18"Guilty By Machine"Police breathalyzer testsNovember 3, 2019 (2019-11-03)0.238[23]
19"Hands On"TantraNovember 10, 2019 (2019-11-10)0.226[24]
20"El Chapo's Son: The Siege of Culiacán"The Sinaloa CartelNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)0.216[25]
21"Fake Believe"The deepfake techniqueNovember 24, 2019 (2019-11-24)0.201[26]
22"The Hot List"Jeffrey EpsteinDecember 1, 2019 (2019-12-01)0.150[27]
23"The Gallagher Effect"Eddie GallagherDecember 29, 2019 (2019-12-29)0.345[28]
24"My Blood"Sickle cell diseaseJanuary 12, 2020 (2020-01-12)0.164[29]
25"The Endorsement"The New York Times presidential candidate endorsement processJanuary 19, 2020 (2020-01-19)0.334[30]
26"Fire and Water"The Siege of the Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityFebruary 14, 2020 (2020-02-14)0.213[31]
27"The Promise"Abuse of patients at Willowbrook State SchoolFebruary 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)0.177[32]
Decades after children endured inhumane treatment at a notorious state institution, some of them were abused again at a group home for adults.
28"The Sicario"Alberto Capella's witness program for cartel assassinsFebruary 28, 2020 (2020-02-28)0.220[33]
29"Balaraba"Woman who escaped from Boko HaramMarch 13, 2020 (2020-03-13)0.255[34]
30"Open Arms"Military Industrial ComplexMarch 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)0.208[35]

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