The Newsroom (HBO)
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Is it possible to produce a good TV news show and make it popular at the same time? That's the question facing volatile cable-news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and the idealogical staff that has just been foisted upon him in this HBO series from Aaron Sorkin ('The Social Network') that follows their efforts to 'do the news well' in the face of numerous obstacles.
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Margaret Judson, Adina Porter, Chris Chalk, Wynn Everett, Thomas Matthews, David Harbour
A cable-news anchor and his staff set out to 'do the news well' in the face of numerous obstacles in Season 1 of this HBO series.
1. We Just Decided To
In the series premiere, cable-news anchor Will McAvoy gets a new executive produ...
2. News Night 2.0
Mac asserts her control of the News Night rundown; Jim takes a fall for Maggie; ...
3. The 112th Congress
Will's new approach rankles CEO Leona Lansing.
4. I'll Try to Fix You
A New Year's Eve confrontation lands Will in the tabloids; restraint is rewarded...
The 'News Night' team finds parallels between the Egyptian uprising and a teache...
Will keeps a long-standing therapy appointment; Sloan pushes too hard during the...
The staff's anniversary party is cut short when they learn the President will be...
8. The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn
Will and Mac are forced to abandon their principles in order to boost ratings an...
9. The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate
Will and the staff stage a mock debate for a pair of Republican Party officials.
10. The Greater Fool
Season One Finale. Will's future at ACN is jeopardized by a damning revelation; ...