The Newsroom

Season 1 Episode 8

The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 12, 2012 on HBO
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    The Newsroom: Things Fall Apart

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  • 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.

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    Who was the Episode MVP ?

    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

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