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1. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: Red Team III (2013)

TV-14 | Drama

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In the aftermath of ACN's Operation Genoa report, the staff who put it together face some serious blowback, not just when the government responds but also when the sources' credibility comes into question.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Corinne Kingsbury, Brendan Fehily, Ian Reichbach, Camilla Blackett, Michael Gunn, Dana Ledoux Miller, Adam R. Perlman, Elizabeth Peterson, Matthew Lopez | Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

2. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | Active

8.9
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

3. The Visa Signature Tony Awards Season Celebration (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 60 min | Music

8.9
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Stars: Harry Smith, Stephanie J. Block, David Bologna, Matt Cavenaugh

4. The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1986 TV Special)

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Stars: Charlton Heston, Donna Mills, June Allyson, Rosanna Arquette

5. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: Election Night: Part II (2013)

TV-14 | Drama

8.9
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As coverage of Election Night 2012 continues, the staff has to decide on which breaking story to pursue. Leona decides to let Reese decide. Mac and Will's situation heads closer to the edge. And Sloan finds her anonymous bidder.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Corinne Kingsbury, Brendan Fehily, Ian Reichbach, Camilla Blackett, Michael Gunn, Dana Ledoux Miller, Adam R. Perlman, Elizabeth Peterson, Matthew Lopez | Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

6. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: I'll Try to Fix You (2012)

TV-14 | Drama

8.9
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Will's new idealism leads him to be playing into the hands of the tabloid press determined to discredit him.

Writer: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

7. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: We Just Decided To (2012)

TV-14 | 70 min | Drama

8.9
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Will's professional idealism is put to the test with his new news team when they are first to cover the Deep Horizon platform oil spill.

Writer: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

8. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: The Greater Fool (2012)

TV-14 | Drama

8.8
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Will is in the hospital and is too discouraged to return to work as his colleagues get the final clue needed to thwart the execs wanting to fire him.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, David Handelman | Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

9. The Colbert Report (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.7
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Satirist news caster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger then life ego and overly patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

10. James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend (2013 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

8.7
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Stars: Jon Alpert, Shari Springer Berman, Lorraine Bracco, Steve Buscemi

11. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda (2014 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography

8.7
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Writers: Bob Gazzale, Jon Macks | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Diego Boneta, Mel Brooks, Sandra Bullock

12. The Newsroom (2012– )

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama | Active

8.6
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A news anchor's life is stirred up when he's forced to work with a new team of colleagues.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Margaret Judson, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr.

13. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

14. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: Bullies (2012)

TV-14 | Drama

8.5
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As Will deals with insomnia and online death threats, Sloan's frustrating interview with a Japanese nuclear rep about the Fukushima disaster gets her in major trouble.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, David Handelman | Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

15. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: Election Night: Part I (2013)

TV-14 | Drama

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On the night of the 2012 presidential election, Maggie and Don chase a story, Sloan and Mac ask Neal for a favor, Don learns that Jerry has a lawsuit in store for him too, and Will and Mac's personal differences return.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Corinne Kingsbury, Brendan Fehily, Ian Reichbach, Camilla Blackett, Michael Gunn, Dana Ledoux Miller, Adam R. Perlman, Elizabeth Peterson, Matthew Lopez | Director: Jason Ensler | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

16. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

8.4
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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

17. Troldspejlet (1989– )

25 min

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Jakob Stegelmann reviews upcoming movies, video and dvd releases, video games, comic books, and role playing games.

Stars: Jakob Stegelmann, Carl Giacomello, Loui Giacomello, Christopher Hedegaard Andersen

18. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: 5/1 (2012)

TV-14 | Drama

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When Charlie gets a tip from a mysterious informant that the President is about to make a major announcement, the news team tries to confirm what it is about.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, David Handelman | Director: Joshua Marston | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

19. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: Amen (2012)

TV-14 | Drama

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On the week of 2011's Valentine's Day, the news team is forced to hire a local Egyptian stringer to report on Arab Spring developments and find they have placed him in great danger.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, David Handelman | Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

20. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: The 112th Congress (2012)

TV-14 | Drama

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As the news team covers the Tea Party candidates during the US Congressional mid-term elections, the network 's senior executives confront Charlie about Will's newly confrontational tone.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Paul Redford, David Handelman, Ian Reichbach, Brendan Fehily, Cinque Henderson, Corinne Kingsbury, Amy Rice, Gideon Yago | Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

21. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: Unintended Consequences (2013)

TV-14 | Drama

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October 3, 2011: When Will's interview with Shelly of OWS goes horribly wrong, the Genoa team are at risk of losing a potentially valuable lead. Recounting her trip in Uganda to Rebecca ... See full summary »

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Corinne Kingsbury, Brendan Fehily, Ian Reichbach, Camilla Blackett, Michael Gunn, Dana Ledoux Miller, Adam R. Perlman, Elizabeth Peterson, Matthew Lopez | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

22. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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After Jay Leno's second retirement from the program, Jimmy Fallon stepped in as his permanent replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles the program was brought back to New York.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, James Poyser

23. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

24. The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (2009 TV Special)

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Writers: Dave Boone, Paul Greenberg | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Duncan, David Alvarez, Lucie Arnaz

25. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: News Night with Will McAvoy (2013)

TV-14 | Drama

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March 16, 2012: As fighting erupts in Syria and investigations into the killing of Trayvon Martin begin, Will receives a surprise phone call from his father. Meanwhile, pictures of Sloan ... See full summary »

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Corinne Kingsbury, Brendan Fehily, Ian Reichbach, Camilla Blackett, Michael Gunn, Dana Ledoux Miller, Adam R. Perlman, Elizabeth Peterson, Matthew Lopez | Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

26. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

27. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Richard Malmos

28. Conan (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Creator: Conan O'Brien | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino, Jerry Vivino

29. Breaking Away (1980–1981)

60 min | Drama, Family

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Four buddies live in Bloomington, Indiana, facing life as working class "cutters" in a college town. Focus is on Dave and his $1200 La Strada bike.

Stars: Barbara Barrie, Shaun Cassidy, Vincent Gardenia, Jackie Earle Haley

30. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers (2013)

TV-MA | Drama

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A lawyer interviews Will McAvoy about an institutional failure at ACN related to a news story that has been proved inaccurate.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Ian Reichbach, Brendan Fehily, Michael Gunn, Corinne Kingsbury, Dana Ledoux Miller, Camilla Blackett, Matthew Lopez, Adam R. Perlman | Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

32. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: The Genoa Tip (2013)

TV-14 | Drama

8.2
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After running with what the team believes is an accurate tip backfires, delivering a heavy blow to their credibility.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Dana Ledoux Miller, Adam R. Perlman | Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

33. A Picture from Home: The Journey Through 'Escanaba in da Moonlight' (2001 Video)

56 min | Documentary

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This behind the scenes look at the making of Escanaba in da Moonlight, provides the story behind the story.

Writer: Alison Crockett | Director: Alison Crockett | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Joey Albright, Bob Brown, Tom Spiroff

34. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: One Step Too Many (2013)

TV-14 | Drama

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Will makes an appearance on an ACN morning show. Jim meets old friends and foes when Hallie comes to visit. The ACN staff interview a general with knowledge of Operation Genoa, but Jerry's handling of the interview may prove costly.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Corinne Kingsbury, Brendan Fehily, Ian Reichbach, Camilla Blackett, Michael Gunn, Dana Ledoux Miller, Adam R. Perlman, Elizabeth Peterson, Matthew Lopez | Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

35. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate (2012)

TV-14 | Drama

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To get the last rating jump to get the Republican Party Debate, the news team get an exclusive interview with a former friend of Casey Anthony.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Paul Redford, David Handelman, Ian Reichbach, Brendan Fehily, Cinque Henderson, Corinne Kingsbury, Amy Rice, Gideon Yago | Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

36. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: Willie Pete (2013)

TV-14 | Drama

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Will discovers that someone has leaked information to Nina Howard, the Genoa team uncovers more leads in the story, and Maggie prepares for the Uganda trip. Meanwhile, Jim takes a stand against Romney's press team.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Michael Gunn, Elizabeth Peterson, Corinne Kingsbury, Brendan Fehily, Ian Reichbach, Camilla Blackett, Dana Ledoux Miller, Adam R. Perlman, Matthew Lopez | Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

37. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

38. Trying Times (1987– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.

Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Candice Bergen, Teri Garr, Spalding Gray

39. Moviewatch (1993–1998)

25 min | Documentary

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Quirky movie reviews and interivews from the team plus members of the public.

Stars: Alex McLeod, Johnny Vaughan, Sally Gray, Sylvester Stallone

40. The Vanishing Point (2011)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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A man returns to his basement apartment having just been rejected by the object of his desire, an angelic diner waitress named Mary Ann, and he sits down at his computer to record what ... See full summary »

Writer: John Hawkinson | Director: Kevin Carrico | Stars: John Hawkinson, Alexey Lamansky, Dan John Miller

41. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Here's Looking at You (1993)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

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Frasier buys Martin a telescope as a gift, leading to a long-distance relationship with a woman named Irene.

Writers: David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee, Brad Hall, Glen Charles, Les Charles | Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

42. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: The Fifth of July (1982)

130 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Ken Talley is 32, strong, goodlooking and a Vietnam vet with both legs shot off seven years earlier. He is somewhat cynical. His lover Jed is bigger and stronger, a gardner, a good listener... See full summary »

Writer: Lanford Wilson | Directors: Kirk Browning, Marshall W. Mason | Stars: Richard Thomas, Jeff Daniels, Swoosie Kurtz, Jonathan Hogan

43. Tanner '88 (1988– )

Not Rated | 353 min | Comedy

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Stars: Michael Murphy, Pamela Reed, Daniel Jenkins, Matt Malloy

44. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: News Night 2.0 (2012)

TV-14 | 56 min | Drama

7.9
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The news team make their first stumble when their spotlight on Arizona's new immigration law turns into a pundit free-for-all debacle.

Writer: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

45. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn (2012)

TV-14 | Drama

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To salvage their ratings, the news team decides to lead with lurid criminal trial coverage at the expense of more worthy stories like the debt ceiling debate.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, David Handelman | Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

46. Robin Williams: A Family Affair (2006 Video)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines, Josh Hutcherson

48. Gettysburg (1993)

PG | 271 min | Drama, History, War

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In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

Writers: Michael Shaara, Ronald F. Maxwell | Director: Ronald F. Maxwell | Stars: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Richard Jordan

49. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

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In 1930s New Jersey, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

50. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman