My favorite new show on commercial TV is Alaska Daily airing on Thursday nights at 10PM on ABC. The show’s focus is on the importance of local journalism which has been slowly dying over the years. Too many people getting their news information online from questionable sources and seeing news reporters as the bad guys.
The show stars Hillary Swank as a hard-ass former New York City reporter who has been pushed out of her job. She moves to Anchorage, Alaska to work for the city’s local newspaper (Daily Alaskan). A running theme throughout each show is Swank, along with an Indigenous reporter, portrayed by Grace Dove, investigating the unsolved death of an Indigenous woman (A continuing problem in real life). Each show also contains a standalone story.
Alaska Daily is both intelligent and entertaining. It is also streaming on HULU.