The Newsroom

Season 1 Episode 8

The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 12, 2012 on HBO
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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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