The Newsroom

Season 2 Episode 7

Red Team III

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 25, 2013 on HBO
9.1
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Red Team III
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Rebecca gets to the bottom of the staff's fateful decision to air Jerry Dantana's special report on Operation Genoa.

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  • "Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them

    9.0
    Did anyone picked up the resemblance at the episode 'The Christmas show from the late 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip'?



    I wish I could have more time to expand on this but it wraps up in the same style.



    Either way it is fantastic writing.
  • Good episode, great final scene

    8.0
    I've really liked this season of Newsroom, which fixed what to me was the fundamental flaw of the first season; it claimed to be about a news show, but was actually about an opinion show. In one of those rare moments when a show changes course exactly as I want it to (even though I'm the only person I've ever read complaining about this particular issue), this season has been all about the messy process of getting the news, and particularly about how one big story went horribly wrong.



    The entire season has been prelude to a disaster, and even thought we knew what the disaster would be, the way this episode showed the story unravel thread by thread was fascinating, even though one particular thread was melodramatic and highly unlikely, and the story contained the sort of smoking gun that the real story that inspired it, Operation Tailwind, did not, making for something less complex than real life. But dramatically it all worked great.



    But what made me feel the need to write a review of this particular episode was the last five minutes, where Jane Fonda comes in and gives a funny, breezy, passionate performance that makes me really want her to become more than an occasional guest star on this show. Go Jane!moreless
Stephen Root

Stephen Root

General Stomtonovich

Guest Star

Frank Wood

Frank Wood

Shep Pressman

Guest Star

Roderick Hill

Roderick Hill

Eric Sweeney

Guest Star

Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden

Rebecca Halliday

Recurring Role

David Harbour

David Harbour

Elliot Hirsch

Recurring Role

Hamish Linklater

Hamish Linklater

Jerry Dantana

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Leona: (about MacKenzie) She doesn't have to go. Nobody's ever heard of her. But she's gonna do the honorable thing. And what's expected of me, huh? Not to do the honorable thing? What's expected of me? No, I do not accept your resignations, and Jerry Dantana's not gonna get one ****ing dollar. I got some kick-ass courtroom outfits.
      Will: You have to accept our resignations and you have to settle. He'll take it to trial and win. There was an institutional failure, and he was the only one fired.
      Rebecca Halliday: Then you'll need a good lawyer. Lee, don't accept their resignations.
      Leona: I already wasn't accepting their resignations, Becca. Don't horn in on my honorable thing. God, I mean, can't a lady have a--
      Charlie: Leona, we don't have the trust of the public anymore!
      Leona: Get it back!

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Finland: April 30, 2014 on YLE TV1

    • Company Credits: Rich King Casting (Extras Casting), Ken & Art's Catering (Caterer), Hollywood Babble On (Loop Group), MFX (Visual Effects), Encore VFX (Visual Effects), Huge Designs (Main Title Design), Deluxe (DiTV Services), Todd AO Studios (Post Sound Services), EPS-Cineworks (Avids), Evan M. Greenspan, Inc. (Music Licensing), PIX System (Digital Dailies), Otto Nemenz (Alexa Cameras), Sunset Gower Studios (Filmed).

    • Crew Additions and Clarifications: Emily Bruza (Art Production Assistant)
      John Pollard (On-Set Dresser), Alex Pletcher (Set Dressing PA)
      Carrie Dacre (Set Costumer), Ruben Calderon (Set Costumer), Summer Browning (Set Costumer)
      Jane Galli (Department Head Make-Up Artist)
      Sharon Rivera (Department Head Hair Stylist)
      Sean J. O'Shea (A Camera First Assistant Camera), Coy Aune (A Camera Second Assistant Camera), Rich Floyd (B Camera First Assistant Camera), Brian S. Wells (B Camera Second Assistant Camera)
      Mike Langford (Digital Loader), Corey Gibbons (Digital Utility)
      Kevin Faber (Utility Sound)
      Christie Mullen (Location Manager-New York)
      Christopher Cundey (Video Content Coordinator), Steve Irwin (Playback Engineer), Mark Scott (Playback Engineer), Dan Dobson (Playback Engineer), Jim Sevin (Playback Technician)
      Deborah Ricketts (Archival Footage Clearance)
      Randall Green (Playback Production Assistant), Biz Thorsen (Video Content PA)
      Chris Tango (Lighting Technician), George Lozano, Jr. (Lighting Technician), Conan Mastrangelo (Lighting Technician), Ron Provenzano (Lighting Technician), Curtis Andrews (Rigging Chief Lighting Technician), Ron Miller (Key Rigging Grip), Kirk Greenberg (Best Boy Rigging Grip)
      Matt Morrissey (Broadcast Consultant)
      Srdjan Popovic (IFB Talent Mixer), Christopher Silverman (IFB Talent Mixer)
      Tom Rowe (Studio Camera Operator), Robert Pastoriza (Studio Camera Operator), Jesse Acosta (Jib Camera Operator), Daniel M. Hagouel (Jib Camera Operator), Zeke Hernandez (Pedestal Camera Operator)
      Tom Schurke (Tape Operator), Aimee Nelson (Chyron Operator)
      Melissa Moseley (Still Photographer)
      Gary Clause (General Foreman), Mark Comperry (Labor Foreman), Kevin Mahoney (Paint Foreman), Pete Medina (Toolman)
      Andrew Haspel (Second Assistant Accountant), Justin A. Desantis (Clerk)
      Jason Saunders (DOT Administrator)
      Brian Smyj (Stunt Coordinator New York)
      Orlando Chongo (Assistant Craft Service)
      Jason Shrier (Assistant to Mr. Rudin), Dan Sarrow (Assistant to Mr. Rudin), Daniel Leviton (Assistant to Mr. Poul), Kelly Kreiser (Assistant to Mr. Biggs)
      Mallory Squeo (Set Production Assistant), Jennifer Tunberg (Set Production Assistant), R. Ben Parker (Set Production Assistant)
      Lauren McMeikan (Post Coordinator)
      Daniel Nakamura (Mix Stage Technician)
      Lori Jones (Deluxe Post Supervisor)
      Pankaj Bajpai (DiTV Final Colorist), Dan Boothe (DiTV Dailies Colorist)
      Karen Boyle-Anastasio (Smoke Artist)
      Scott Milne (Senior Visual Effects Supervisor)

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