On May 27, Showtime will premiere The Fourth Estate, a four part documentary series about the inner workings of the New York Times during the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. It’s a pretty fascinating topic, as a large part of Trump’s presidency has been spent railing against the newspaper as “fake news.” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who have picked up Oscar awards for best nominated score for The Social Network, have composed the theme to the series. Here’s the blurb about the series:
This documentary series about The New York Times in the Trump era illuminates critical issues facing journalism today. A chief task for the Times, long considered the “newspaper of record,” is to find the best way to accurately and honestly cover this unconventional president, even as he tries to undermine them. Through extraordinary access and exclusive interviews, Oscar® nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus chronicles the tenacious men and women in the trenches who are fighting for the freedom of the press and America’s right to know.