In the very first episode of ABC’s new hit drama “Alaska Daily,” a mother is having a frustrating conversation with a reporter. And she doesn’t trust her. Who can blame her? Sylvie doesn’t believe her. “Are you going to do what you always do?” Sylvie asks. “One sad story, and that’s it?” I have never been to Anchorage, where the occasionally uneven but increasingly excellent “Alaska Daily” is set, more than 71 hours and 4,267 miles from Baltimore. Still, I felt a rush of uncomfortable recognition at this scene, as a journalist, a Baltimorean and as a Black woman.
Baltimore isn’t anywhere near Alaska, but “Alaska Daily” is closer to what I do than any other newspaper show
November 10, 2022