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the final broadcast
Jan 13, 2014
HBO Renews and Cancels The Newsroom
It's good news and bad news for Aaron Sorkin's cable-news drama.
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two kisses
Sep 16, 2013
The Newsroom Season 2 Finale Review: Poll Position
"Election Night Part II" was an enjoyable exit to an overall disjointed season.
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dantana's still the worst
Sep 09, 2013
The Newsroom "Election Night Part I" Review: Last Chance to Make Things Right
The first half of split narratives usually err on the side of set-up, and by nature tend to be less exciting than the conclusion to come. With that in mind, this episode provided exactly what was needed by offering one last chance to hang out with the News Night gang in their fun-loving/falling-apart-at-the-seams-but-keeping-it-together element, even if this meant a few production missteps, before moving toward a more serious send-off.
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what a punk!
Aug 26, 2013
The Newsroom "Red Team III" Review: All for One, One for All (Except Dantana)
It's great to see heroes succeed, but it's more entertaining to watch them struggle.
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We'll be right back
Sep 04, 2013
The Newsroom Has Been Renewed for Season 3, According to Jeff Daniels
HBO has yet to confirm the news, but the actor seems pretty confident he's still employed.
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Goldilocks, Reindeer, and Knife-Basketball
Aug 19, 2013
The Newsroom "One Step Too Many" Review: The Right Stuff
This sparkling episode delivered exactly what one hopes for in watching The Newsroom: intelligent discussion and quick-witted asides, all within the context of professionals whose gut decisions based on limited facts could change the world.
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well, i guess it's just us now
Aug 12, 2013
The Newsroom "News Night With Will McAvoy" Review: Let's Talk About X
"News Night With Will McAvoy" had fair intentions in its aim to discuss internet-shaming, sexism, and audience relations, all against the backdrop of personal tragedy. But like most Newsroom episodes that miss their mark, multiple targets resulted in shots going wide.
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How maggie got her hair
Aug 05, 2013
The Newsroom "Unintended Consequences" Review: Deus Ex Sorkina
Is it swagger or laziness to have a character wish aloud for a "preposterous stroke of luck" concerning the introduction of information that would allow a season-long storyline to advance?
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And we're back
Jul 15, 2013
The Newsroom Season 2 Premiere Review: Sorry for Annoying You With the News
I’m happy to report (see what I did there?) that "First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers" indicated a welcome change in direction for the News Night crew.
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Episode 9 Season 2
Election Night, Part II
Aired
9.15.2013
Episode 8 Season 2
Election Night, Part I
Aired
9.8.2013
Episode 7 Season 2
Red Team III
Aired
8.25.2013
Episode 6 Season 2
One Step Too Many
Aired
8.18.2013
Episode 5 Season 2
News Night with Will McAvoy
Aired
8.11.2013

The Newsroom is the tale of a fictional cable news program with a lofty goal: bring back integrity and journalism to the news. The team takes on a Don Quixote-like belief in the ideals of a by-gone era where journalism was facts, not opinion. As their quest plays out against the reality of ratings and public opinion, their successes and failures are magnified. Behind this aspiration is the reality of a work place where romances, betrayals, competitions, and corporate expectations add to an already stressful job.

Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) is a complacent news anchor who is shocked back to life by a public breakdown and the arrival of his ex-love MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer), one of the best executive producers in the business. She is hired by Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston), president of the news division at ACN, who cheers on the transformation he orchestrated. Will is supported by his former EP Don Keefer (Thomas Sadoski) who jumped ship for the 10 pm show; Jim Harper (John Gallagher, Jr.), the new senior producer who came with MacKenzie from a war zone; Maggie Jordan (Alison Pill), a newbie associate producer whose personal life affects her work; Sloan Sabbith (Olivia Munn), a beautiful and brilliant economics expert who works to become an anchor; and Neal Sampat (Dev Patel), whose coverage of the London subway bombings landed him a job maintaining Will's social media presence but who longs to break a big story.

Created by Oscar- and Emmy-winning writer Aaron Sorkin. Aaron Poul, Scott Rudin and Aaron Sorkin serve as executive producers for this HBO Entertainment production.


Program Notes:
Season one's opening titles used a somewhat majestic theme by Thomas Newman, black-and-white pictures of journalism greats including Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, and clips from season one's first few episodes to identify the regular cast. Each episode focused on a real major news story from the past.

Season two's titles were overhauled during the break. A modified theme by Newman began with a syncopated piano that merged into part of the old theme only with orchestral backup. The pictures of journalists and cast clips were replaced with shots of New York, work at the studio and clips of disasters. The episodes continued with past news stories, but they were in the background. The overarching story arc dealt with a broadcast where the story turned out to be false, and the ramifications thereof.

Awards:
2014 Emmy Awards (66th)
Nominated - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Jeff Daniels)
Nominated - Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Jane Fonda)

2013 Emmy Awards (65th)
Winner - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Jeff Daniels)
Nominated - Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Jane Fonda)
Nominated - Outstanding Main Title Design

2013 Golden Globes
Nominated - Best Television Series - Drama
Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama (Jeff Daniels)

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