The Newsroom

The Greater Fool

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 8/26/12
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  • Episode Description
  • In the Season 1 finale, Mac is agitated by a possibly devastating announcement from gossip columnist Nina Howard. Meanwhile, Sloan ponders a new job opportunity; Neal's Internet alias could avert a catastrophe; and Will, Mac and Charlie confront Leona and Reese during a volatile lunch meeting.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen McKinley Henderson

    Solomon Hancock

  • Chris Messina

    Reese Lansing

  • Angela Sargeant

    Nurse Cooper

  • Hope Davis

    Nina Howard

  • Terry Crews

    Lonny Church

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Great ending to a fantastic show!

    By AndieZhang, Sep 07, 2012

  • This was....

    By abdubaba, Aug 29, 2012

  • American Taliban ...

    By Slaarti, Aug 27, 2012

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Sloan Sabbith: The greater fool is actually an economic term, it's a patsy.
      Will McAvoy: Thanks for that.
      Sloan Sabbith: For the rest of us to profit, we need a greater fool. Someone who will buy long and sell short. Most people spend their life trying not to be the greater fool. We toss him the hot potato, we dive for his seat when the music stops. The greater fool is someone with the perfect blend of self-delusion and ego to think that he can succeed where others have failed. This whole country was made by greater fools.

    • Will McAvoy: (on his hospital bed) Not well? What is sickness to the body of a knight-errant? What matter wounds? For each time he falls he shall rise again, and woe to the wicked! Sancho! My armour! My sword!

    • Will McAvoy: Ask me your idiot question again.
      Jennifer Johnson: What makes America the greatest country in the world?
      Will McAvoy: You do!

    Notes (3)

    • 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), Dave Egerstrom (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), Terrence McNally (Lighting Technician), Eric Davidian (Lighting Technician), Ron Provenzano (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)
      Robert Pastoriza (Studio Camera Operator), Tom Rowe (Studio Camera Operator), Joe Tamel (Studio Camera Operator), Matt Cohen (Studio Camera Operator), Jesse Acosta (Jib Camera Operator)
      Eric Roberts (Tech Utility), Eric Adams (Tape Operator), Tom Schurke (Video Playback)
      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: October 1, 2012 on HBO
      Turkey: November 18, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Germany: December 20, 2012 on Sky Atlantic HD
      Finland: May 28, 2013 on YLE TV1

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