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Series cast summary:
Ken Finkleman ...
 George Findlay (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mark Farrell ...
 Mark (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Audrey (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Jim Walcott (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jeremy Hotz ...
 Jeremy (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Karen (6 episodes, 1997)
Pamela Sinha ...
 Rani (6 episodes, 1996)


In a Toronto TV station, the newsroom is headed by a ratings freak. There is nothing George won't do! He is surrounded by a self-absorbed news anchor man who is as dumb as they come, a grungy trainee, and a couple of more down-to-earth producers. The cast is helped by famous guest stars each week who try not to get between George and his bran muffins. Written by Steve Richer <>

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21 October 1996 (Canada)  »

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George Findlay: David Frum's in bed with the Christian right. They are pro-life, anti-abortion, let-God's-will-take-its-course. I just don't see inserting a plug in your head being consistent with that ideology.
Jeremy: Anti-abortion, anti-plug, pro-life, pro-...
George Findlay: Pro-weave, pro-rug, pro-life.
Mark: So he's not plugged.
Audrey: Why don't we move on to someone else until this issue is settled.
Jeremy: Preston Manning.
George Findlay: Yeah, he's got good ideas, but, again I have this problem when I see him on television, um, I try to listen to him, but my ...
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Garry Shandling, get out your notebook cause this is how you do satire
28 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

"The Newsroom" is honestly one of the best-made television shows I've ever seen. Brilliant writing; solid acting; dialogue that flowed more realistically than you'll ever see. And the stinging commentary on office politics and the cut-throat portrayal of the media was dead on. This wasn't a show about nothing. There was no audience. There was no laugh track. It didn't need any of these. It tackled real issues in the news, but gave you the insiders look. The show takes place in Toronto, Canada at a local news station. In one scene, the crew gets word of a train accident in the Congo river. Instead of going with the big local story, they go with the unrelatable, yet more interesting train wreck halfway across the world. In trying to somehow relate it to Canada, they check to see if any Canadians were on board.

Mark: We haven't even confirmed this Canadian. Jeremy: Well, we're hoping there's a Canadian dead. George: We're hoping he's dead.

Just an example of what goes on behind the scenes. Makes the network executives of Fox look like saints.

People have compared "The Newsroom" to Garry Shandling's "The Larry Sanders Show." Both similar; both excellent shows, "Sanders" coming before `the Newsroom.` But the Newsroom was done so much better in every way, that's there can be no comparison.

Like I said, one of my favorite shows of all time. Do yourself a favor and check your local PBS stations to see if they're playing "The Newsroom." Or, in Canada, beg the CBC to show some re-runs.

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