The Newsroom

The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate

Season 1, Ep 9, Aired 8/19/12
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  • Episode Description
  • The power outage clarifies Mac's thoughts about the way they're going about achieving their goal for the debate. Neal poses as an internet troll, baiting Sloan's fans with inaccurate posts. Charlie asks Jim to vet his NSA source. Lisa's interview with Will about Casey Anthony goes horribly wrong, and the staff's sample mock debate for the Republican Party's representatives does not go as planned.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Terry Crews

    Lonny Church

  • Jeff Daniels

    Will McAvoy

  • Adam Arkin

    Adam Roth

  • David Krumholtz

    Dr. Jack Habib

  • Emily Mortimer

    MacKenzie McHale

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • "House," but for the News

    By LuisBuenaventur, Aug 27, 2012

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    • Music:
      "Everybody Plays the Fool" by The Main Ingredient (MacKenzie and Brian talk in the bar)
      "Red Red Wine" by UB40 [Karaoke music] (Sung by the karaoke singers at the bar)
      "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" by Amy Winehouse (Final scenes through end credits)

    • 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 Production 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)
      Christie Mullen (Location Manager-New York)
      Craig Kvinsland (Lighting Technician), Nathan December (Lighting Technician), Ron Provenzano (Lighting Technician), Dave Thielhart (Lighting Technician), Floyd Olson (Lighting Technician), Curtis Andrews (Rigging Chief Lighting Technician)
      Chris Scurria (A Dolly Grip), Pete McAdams (B Dolly Grip), Ron Miller (Key Rigging 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)
      Orlando Chongo (Assistant Craft Service), Kismet Burroughs (Assistant Craft Service)
      Matt Morrissey (Video FX 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), Glenn Hazlett (Talent Audio Mixer)
      Joe Tamel (Studio Camera Operator), Tom Rowe (Studio Camera Operator), Matt Cohen (Studio Camera Operator), David Carline (Video Camera Operator), Jesse Acosta (Jib Cam Operator)
      Stan Harrison (Tech Utility), Eric Roberts (Tech Utility), Eric Adams (Tape Operator)
      Melissa Moseley (Still Photographer)
      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), Jenny Tunberg (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: September 24, 2012 on HBO
      Turkey: November 11, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Germany: December 20, 2012 on Sky Atlantic HD
      Finland: May 21, 2013 on YLE TV1

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