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Ken Finkleman ...
 George Findlay (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mark Farrell ...
 Mark (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Audrey (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Jim Walcott (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Jeremy (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Karen (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Rani (6 episodes, 1996)
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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 <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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In a 2016 interview with Stephen Colbert, actor John Slattery revealed he was up for the part of George Findlay for a US-based production of this show, and was almost cast, but at the last minute the producers decided to go with a then-unknown Stephen Colbert. The US show was never actually produced. See more »

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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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The ne plus ultra of TV
20 February 2002 | by (cherry hill, nj) – See all my reviews



The first time I attempted to watch "The Newsroom" I tuned out, bored. The second attempt was not only better, but I became hopelessly enslaved and devoted to the series which I have watched over and over, for therapy, a hedge against loneliness, and other times when I just want to be a part of Finkleman's wacky world. I love the man. He can do no wrong for me. For many of the cast it had to have been the "best of times" to have been part of this magnificent production. Along with Ken's "More Tears", and Dennis Potter's "Singing Detective" I know of nothing finer ever done on TV, and I could absolutely kill myself for not being able to write a more fitting tribute to this great artist.


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