The Newsroom

News Night 2.0

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 7/1/12
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  • Episode Description
  • With Mac taking full control of the show, she attempts to launch version 2.0 of the nightly news. While she battles to get an on-air economist to help host the segment, Charlie says no to Reese and Will's secret meetings. Also, Maggie miscues during the broadcast causing problems for Will.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Chris Messina

    Reese Lansing

  • Jeff Daniels (I)

    Will McAvoy

  • Cornell Womack

    Daniel Mendoza

  • Emily Mortimer

    MacKenzie McHale

  • Adina Porter

    Kendra James

  • Photos (2)
  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Well, Not as Good as the First

    By esthermiller01, Dec 08, 2014

  • A Step Back from the Pilot

    By patsully, Jul 09, 2012

  • Awful

    By amtdn, Jul 05, 2012

  • Latest News
  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Will: What are you still doing here?
      Don: I was asked to help.
      Mackenzie: Don generously volunteered to help during the transition.
      Will: He was asked, or he volunteered?
      Don: I'm happy to go.
      Mackenzie: Apologize.
      Will: (to Mackenzie) I'm sorry.
      Mackenzie: To Don.
      Don: I'm over it.

    • Mackenzie: We don't do good television. We do the news.

    Notes (5)

    • Company Credits: Rich King Casting (Extras Casting), Ken & Art's Catering (Caterer), Hollywood Babble On (Loop Group), MFX (Visual Effects), Shine (Main Title Design), Deluxe (DiTV Services), Todd AO Studios (Post Sound Services), G.E.P. (Avids), Evan M. Greenspan, Inc. (Music Licensing), PIX System (Digital Dailies), Otto Nemenz (Alexa Cameras)

    • Crew Additions and Clarifications:
      Emily Bruza (Art Department Assistant)
      John Hill (Lead Man), Scott Bruza (Gang Boss), John Pollard (On-Set Dresser)
      Carrie Dacre (Set Costumer), Ruben Calderon (Set Costumer), Summer Browning (Additional Costumer)
      Jane Galli (Department Head Make-Up Artist), Barbara Lorenz (Department Head Hair Stylist)
      Sean J. O'Shea (A Camera First Assistant Camera), Coy Aune (A Camera Second Assistant Camera), Brice Reid (B Camera First Assistant Camera), Betty Chow (B Camera Second Assistant Camera), Mike "Kiwi" Langford (Digital Loader), Shannon Mita (Digital Utility)
      Kevin Faber (Utility Sound)
      Craig Kvinsland (Lighting Technician), Floyd Olsen, Jr. (Lighting Technician), Steve Reinhardt (Lighting Technician), Felix Rivera (Lighting Technician)
      Chris Scurria (A Dolly Grip), Pete McAdams (B Dolly Grip)
      Jeff Tartaglini (General Foreman), Adrian Rutiaga (Labor Foreman), Kevin Mahoney (Paint Foreman), Rick Belosic (Toolman), Luis Aguilar (Stage Foreman)
      Tina Sparks (Second Assistant Accountant), Justin A. Desantis (Clerk)
      Chris Bailey (Special Effects Supervisor)
      Kismet Burroughs (Assistant Craft Service)
      Melissa Moseley (Still Photographer)
      Matt Morrissey (Video Effects Supervisor), Dave Henri (Playback Content Supervisor), Steve Irwin (Playback Engineer), Mark Scott (Playback Engineer), James Visconti (Computer Engineer), Jim Sevin (Playback Technician)
      Deborah Ricketts (Archival Footage Clearance), Randall Green (Playback Production Assistant)
      Srdjan Popovic (IFB Talent Mixer), Robert Pastoriza (Studio Camera Operator) Jesse Acosta (Jib Camera Operator), Tom Rowe (Remote Camera Operator)
      Eric Roberts (Tech Utility)
      Jessica Held (Assistant to Mr. Rudin), Dan Sarrow (Assistant to Mr. Rudin), Daniel Leviton (Assistant to Mr. Poul), Nicholas Baker (Assistant to Mr. Biggs)
      Mallory Squeo (Set Production Assistant), Jed Koneiczny (Set Production Assistant), R. Ben Parker (Set Production Assistant)
      Andrew Myatt (Post Coordinator)
      Daniel Nakamura (Mix Stage Technician)
      Lori Jones (Deluxe Post Supervisor), Pankaj Bajpai (DiTV Final Colorist), Dan Booth (DiTV Dailies Colorist), Rob Williams (Smoke Artist)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: August 6, 2012 on HBO
      Turkey: September 23, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Germany: November 22, 2012 on Sky Atlantic HD
      Finland: April 2, 2013 on YLE TV1

    • Music:
      "High and Dry" by Radiohead

    • The new rules for News Night 2.0 are:

      Is this information we need in the voting booth? Is this the best possible form of the argument? Is the story in historical context?

    Allusions (1)

    • The opening scene with Will at his desk has a piece of ceiling fall down. It resembles an opening scene from Sorkin's show The West Wing's "The Short List" when Josh Lyman was at his desk and almost hit by debris falling from the ceiling.

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