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21 March 1995 (USA) See more »
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Fifty-thousand watts of pure Comedy
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"NewsRadio" is a sitcom that explores office politics, relationships, and crises through a group of co-workers at WNYX NewsRadio... See more »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 34)

Dave Foley ... Dave Nelson (97 episodes, 1995-1999)

Stephen Root ... Jimmy James (97 episodes, 1995-1999)

Andy Dick ... Matthew Brock (97 episodes, 1995-1999)

Maura Tierney ... Lisa Miller (97 episodes, 1995-1999)

Vicki Lewis ... Beth (96 episodes, 1995-1999)

Joe Rogan ... Joe Garrelli (96 episodes, 1995-1999)

Phil Hartman ... Bill McNeal (75 episodes, 1995-1998)

Khandi Alexander ... Catherine Duke (59 episodes, 1995-1998)
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Series Directed by
Tom Cherones (57 episodes, 1996-1999)
James Burrows (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Alan Myerson (5 episodes, 1995)
Judi Elterman (5 episodes, 1997-1999)
Patrick Maloney (4 episodes, 1996)
Leonard R. Garner Jr. (3 episodes, 1995-1997)
Michael Lembeck (3 episodes, 1995)
Gregg Heschong (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Peter Bonerz (2 episodes, 1995)
Lee Shallat Chemel (2 episodes, 1996)
Skip Collector (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Writing credits
Paul Simms (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
Josh Lieb (40 episodes, 1995-1999)
Sam Johnson (39 episodes, 1996-1999)
Chris Marcil (39 episodes, 1996-1999)
Lewis Morton (36 episodes, 1995-1998)
Alan J. Higgins (36 episodes, 1996-1999)
Brian Kelley (28 episodes, 1995-1999)
Joe Furey (27 episodes, 1995-1999)
Dawn DeKeyser (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Leslie Caveny (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Drake Sather (13 episodes, 1996-1999)
Brad Isaacs (4 episodes, 1995)
Kell Cahoon (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mark O'Keefe (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tom Saunders (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ron Weiner (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mike Preister (1 episode, 1999)
Cliff Schoenberg (1 episode, 1999)

Jay Kogen (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Bernie Brillstein .... executive producer (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
Brad Grey .... executive producer (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
Paul Simms .... executive producer (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
Julie Bean .... associate producer / co-producer (95 episodes, 1995-1999)
Josh Lieb .... supervising producer / co-executive producer / ... (80 episodes, 1995-1999)
Drake Sather .... producer / supervising producer / ... (76 episodes, 1996-1999)
Joe Furey .... supervising producer / co-executive producer / ... (68 episodes, 1995-1998)
Kent Zbornak .... producer (68 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jeffrey L. Goldstein .... associate producer (67 episodes, 1995-1998)
Brian Kelley .... co-producer (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Lewis Morton .... co-producer (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Alan J. Higgins .... co-producer / supervising producer (44 episodes, 1997-1999)
Sam Johnson .... co-executive producer / co-producer (44 episodes, 1997-1999)
Chris Marcil .... co-executive producer / co-producer (44 episodes, 1997-1999)
Bruce Rand Berman .... coordinating producer / associate producer (29 episodes, 1995-1997)
Orit Schwartz .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Kell Cahoon .... producer (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tom Saunders .... producer (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Brad Isaacs .... co-executive producer (16 episodes, 1995-1997)
Todd 'Spider' Chambers .... associate producer (9 episodes, 1999)
Barbara O'Connell .... associate producer (9 episodes, 1999)
Annette Sahakian Davis .... coordinating producer (8 episodes, 1996)
Eileen Conn .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 1995-1997)
Andrew Gordon .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 1995-1997)
Barbara Dorio .... producer (6 episodes, 1995)
Holli Gailen .... associate producer post (6 episodes, 1995)
Mark Grossan .... producer (5 episodes, 1995-1997)
 
Series Original Music by
Ian Dye (68 episodes, 1996-1999)
Danny Lux (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mike Post (7 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gregg Heschong (70 episodes, 1995-1998)
Wayne Kennan (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Alan Keath Walker (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tony Hayman (73 episodes, 1995-1998)
Skip Collector (18 episodes, 1998-1999)
David Rogers (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Casting by
Bonnie Zane (67 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jeff Greenberg (28 episodes, 1995-1997)
Cara Coslow (12 episodes, 1995-1997)
 
Series Production Design by
Roy Christopher (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michael G. Gallenberg (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Art Direction by
Michael G. Gallenberg (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Roy Christopher (29 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jim O'Donnell (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chris Idoine (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Linda Cooper (66 episodes, 1995-1998)
Michael Deal (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Costume Design by
Luellyn Harper (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Carol Hybi (7 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Makeup Department
Maria Valdivia .... hairstylist / hair stylist (84 episodes, 1995-1999)
Bruce Grayson .... key makeup / key makeup artist (66 episodes, 1995-1998)
Art Harding .... key makeup artist (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Paula Sutor .... makeup / makeup artist (7 episodes, 1995)
Debbie Easton .... hairstylist (6 episodes, 1995)

Leslie Lightfoot .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Gabriella Pollino .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Paul Schoenfeld .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Kent Zbornak .... unit production manager (64 episodes, 1995-1999)
Todd 'Spider' Chambers .... post supervisor (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mike Gray .... unit production manager (12 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tom Carpenter .... unit production manager (11 episodes, 1997)
Peter Margolis .... unit production manager (9 episodes, 1995-1997)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Risner .... second assistant director (68 episodes, 1996-1999)
Mike Gray .... second assistant director / first assistant director (25 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jason Saville .... first assistant director (21 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kent Zbornak .... first assistant director (20 episodes, 1995-1996)
Sam Epstein .... first assistant director (16 episodes, 1997-1998)
Peter Margolis .... first assistant director / second assistant director (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
Tom Carpenter .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 1997-1999)
Donald Sparks .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1995-1997)
Brian James Ellis .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1997-1998)
Charles Carpenter .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Art Department
Miles S. Richman .... lead painter (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
Jode S. Mann .... property master (78 episodes, 1995-1998)
Michael G. Gallenberg .... assistant art director (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Denise Doner .... property master (18 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kelly H'Doubler .... assistant property master (4 episodes, 1995)

Paul Arthur Hartman .... lead man: 1998-1999 (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
John W. Cook II .... re-recording (89 episodes, 1995-1999)
Laura King .... sound mixer (66 episodes, 1996-1999)
Edward L. Moskowitz .... sound mixer (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist (11 episodes, 1996-1997)
Paul Schremp .... re-recording (7 episodes, 1995)
Kerry Boggio .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1995)

Matthew McFadden .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Stacey Michaels .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
John Eggett .... special effects (14 episodes, 1996-1998)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Siouxsie Stewart .... visual effects coordinator (95 episodes, 1995-1999)

Craig Kuehne .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Scott Milne .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Brian Avery .... stunt double (1 episode, 1996)
Adam Sewell .... stunts (1 episode, 1996)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunts: axe thrower (1 episode, 1997)

Lane Leavitt .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Eddie Perez .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Gagnier .... first assistant camera (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
Michael E. Little .... camera operator (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
Robert G. Lestak .... grip (90 episodes, 1995-1999)
Pascal M. Guillemard .... lighting technician (47 episodes, 1996-1998)
Joey Alvarado .... gaffer (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Paul Ferrara .... key grip (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Dan Hofstad .... lighting technician (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Pete G. Papanickolas .... key grip (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
George La Fountaine Jr. .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1999)
Philip N. Berardi .... gaffer (10 episodes, 1998)
Rik Montgomery .... gaffer (9 episodes, 1999)
Ben Batzdorff .... gaffer (6 episodes, 1995)
Marge Mullen .... camera coordinator (6 episodes, 1995)
Bill Ford .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1999)

David French .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Henry Minski .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Leslie Otis .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Dave Perkal .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Bruce Sharp .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Hannah Cooper .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luellyn Harper .... costume supervisor (67 episodes, 1995-1998)
Carol Lupo .... key costumer (23 episodes, 1998-1999)
Monique Long .... key costumer (19 episodes, 1997-1998)

Carol Lund .... key costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chris Jacobson .... colorist (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
Todd 'Spider' Chambers .... post production assistant / post production coordinator (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Greg Faluszczak .... on-line editor (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Manny Mena .... post production assistant (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Michael Levy .... colorist (19 episodes, 1995-1996)
David Rogers .... assistant editor (18 episodes, 1998-1999)
Peter Holmes .... post production coordinator (6 episodes, 1995)

Rolando Diaz .... telecine dailies (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Mike Post .... theme by / composer: theme (89 episodes, 1995-1999)
 
Series Transportation Department
Billy G. Arter .... transportation coordinator (77 episodes, 1996-1999)
 
Series Other crew
Tony Carey .... production executive (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
Lynn Souza .... production accountant (85 episodes, 1995-1999)
Judi Elterman .... technical coordinator (83 episodes, 1995-1999)
Susan Leslie .... script coordinator (81 episodes, 1995-1999)
Barbara O'Connell .... production staff / production coordinator (75 episodes, 1995-1999)
Robert Spina .... script supervisor (70 episodes, 1995-1999)
Jonathan Glabman .... script coordinator / production staff (65 episodes, 1995-1998)
Richard Harris .... production staff (60 episodes, 1996-1999)
Orit Schwartz .... production coordinator / production staff (51 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mike Hileman .... production staff (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Manny Mena .... production staff (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Stephanie Chambers .... production staff (44 episodes, 1997-1999)
Brad Copeland .... production staff / script coordinator (44 episodes, 1997-1999)
Marisa Tambornini .... production staff / production coordinator (44 episodes, 1997-1999)
Joe Furey .... executive consultant / story editor (28 episodes, 1995-1999)
Nicholas Koskoff .... production staff (28 episodes, 1995-1997)
Todd 'Spider' Chambers .... production staff (23 episodes, 1995-1997)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main titles (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Billy Pittard .... title designer: main titles / title designer (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Ed Sullivan .... title designer: main titles (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Josh Belson .... production staff (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Sandra Paige Eustis .... script supervisor (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mark Frederickson .... production staff (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Peggy Illman .... production staff (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Cathy Reinking .... production staff (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Rita VanderWaal .... production staff (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Laura Gutin .... production staff (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chris Starr .... production staff (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Margo Campillo .... production staff (21 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lesley Robins .... production staff (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lewis Morton .... story editor (16 episodes, 1995-1996)
Josh Lieb .... executive story editor / story editor (15 episodes, 1995)
Chris Marcil .... story editor (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Brian Kelley .... story editor (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
C.J. Arabia .... script supervisor / script coordinator (11 episodes, 1995-1998)
Hannah Cooper .... production staff (11 episodes, 1997)
Scott Devaney .... script coordinator (9 episodes, 1995-1997)
William Klug .... script coordinator (9 episodes, 1995-1997)
Joshua Baerwald .... production staff (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Cara Coslow .... production staff (6 episodes, 1995)
Joanne Geller .... production staff (6 episodes, 1995)
Mark Lavine .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 1995)
Aaron Lemos .... production staff (6 episodes, 1995)
Emily Miller .... production staff (6 episodes, 1995)
Sandy Shimooka .... production staff (6 episodes, 1995)
Naama Ashkenazi .... production staff (5 episodes, 1995-1997)
Sonny P. Filippini .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1995)
Dana De Vally Piazza .... technical coordinator (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Alan J. Higgins .... story editor (2 episodes, 1996)
Sam Johnson .... story editor (2 episodes, 1996)
John Witmer .... technical coordinator (2 episodes, 1999)

J. Ryan .... production coordinator (unknown episodes, 1997-1999)
Kevan Jenson .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Phoef Sutton .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
J.T. Hutt .... acknowledgment: Boba Fett courtesy of (1 episode, 1996)
Ida Dick .... in loving memory of (1 episode, 1997)
Alan J. Higgins .... special thanks (1 episode, 1998)
 

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Ray Wise was a finalist for the role of Jimmy James, but lost out to Stephen Root at the final auditions.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Bill McNeal frequently misattributes quotes to John Keats. In Season One, Episode 10, "Rat Funeral," Hartman attributes the line "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may..." to Keats; the line is actually from "To the Virgins, to Make Most of time" written by Robert Herrick. In Season Two, Episode 11, "Station Sale," Hartman attributes the line "Yours is not to reason why, yours is but to do and die;" to John Keats, 1776; Hartman's version is actually slightly adapted from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade" published in 1870.See more »
Quotes:
[Mr. James gets Matthew a set of "Fibber McGee and Molly" tapes for Christmas]
Matthew:[laughing] You gotta listen to this. Molly tells Fibber McGee to clean out the closet, so Fibber McGee goes to the closet and guess what happens?
Dave:He opens the closet and everything inside falls out on top of him.
Matthew:[stops laughing] Oh, that's what that sound is.
[starts laughing again]
Matthew:That's even funnier!
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45 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant!, 16 February 2002
Author: coase from USA

Newsradio was a fish out of water. In a time of oversexed young white sitcoms, Newsradio relied on brilliant writing, expert character development, and excellent plots to drive it along. No gimmicks needed. Each character had a role to fill, and they filled it well. All of the cast members are excellent, with no misfires. Everyone has classic episodes they like to talk about.

Still, as excellent as this is, there are a few minor flaws. For one, Khandi Alexander never got as much screen time as she deserved, and this is no doubt why she left the show. She tried to be a Bill McNeal foil, but Dave served that function already. She seemed like an excellent actress, and her character seemed to be geniune, but nothing ever seemed to happen--in fact, I cannot readily recall any episode where the plot line was based on her save for her departure and maybe some of the Joe-Catherine romance episodes.

I like Jon Lovitz, and, unlike others, I found him to be just as capable as Phil Hartman to be in Newsradio. I believe that his performance did, in fact, grow as the last seasoned progressed (watch his hire date vs. some of the later shows--his character certainly changes). He did serve better playing off of other characters, such as Beth and (surprisingly) Lisa, and the few shows that center on him are indeed subpar. Still, some of the best episodes (in my opinion) are in the last season (the apartment hunt, Matthew's 30th birthday, Joe Jitzu), so Lovitz's appearance couldn't have changed the show that much.

Some shows just didn't work. Some of the very early ones are heavy on the Dave/Lisa romance, and did use just as many sex-related jokes as other sitcoms of the time. Some shows try to cram three plot lines in one episode, and Newsradio needs time to develop. Some rely way too heavily on Andy Dick's slapstick or Jimmy's over-the-top schemes. And some just don't make sense (the Dilbert episode did little for me).

All this, however, is little detriment to the show at large. I would much rather watch reruns of Newsradio than any new sitcoms out there right now. I can't say I blame NBC for cancelling it--pure business reasons; the show wasn't making money for them--but creatively, they blew it.

Newcomers may want to watch a few episodes before they cast judgement. It took me a few episodes to really enjoy it. It requires that you know the characters before it becomes interesting and funny.

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