The Newsroom

Season 1 Episode 8

The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn

9
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 12, 2012 on HBO
AIRED:
8.8
out of 10
User Rating
69 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

TV.com Episode Review

  • GO MAC!

    The Newsroom: Things Fall Apart

    The Newsroom has been doing its best work when News Night is under duress.

  • Episode Summary

    The ratings for News Night make a huge decline after its decision not to cover a pair of headline making stories, and Will and Mac must find a way to bring enough viewers back to justify the network's quest to air a Republican debate. Meanwhile, Will considers writers for an all-access profile; Sloan is upset by the lack of coverage of a financial story; and Charlie learns a National Security Agency whistle-blower's identity.

    moreless

    Who was the Episode MVP ?

    Tuesday
    No results found.
    Wednesday
    No results found.
    Thursday
    No results found.
    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • One of the best episodes of the show so far.

      10
      This and "5/1" are by far the best episodes so far of this show. Aaron Sorkin is totally knocking it out of the park so-to-speak with this series.
    David Krumholtz

    David Krumholtz

    Dr. Jack Habib

    Guest Star

    Paul Schneider

    Paul Schneider

    Brian Brenner

    Guest Star

    Stephen McKinley Henderson

    Stephen McKinley Henderson

    Solomon Hancock

    Guest Star

    Chris Messina

    Chris Messina

    Reese Lansing

    Recurring Role

    Terry Crews

    Terry Crews

    Lonny Church

    Recurring Role

    Adina Porter

    Adina Porter

    Kendra James

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (0)

    • NOTES (4)

      • The episode's end credits did not run against the theme music. Instead, Bob Dylan's "Saved" was used.

      • 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)
        Craig Kvinsland (Lighting Technician), Nathan December (Lighting Technician), Ron Provenzano (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)
        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)
        Zeke Hernandez (Studio Camera Operator), Robert Pastoriza (Studio Camera Operator), Jesse Acosta (Jib Camera 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 17, 2012 on HBO
        Turkey: November 4, 2012 on CNBC-e
        Germany: December 13, 2012 on Sky Atlantic HD
        Finland: May 14, 2013 on YLE TV1

    • ALLUSIONS (0)

    More
    Less