"NewsRadio" Pilot (TV Episode 1995) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Dave Nelson, a guy from Wisconsin comes to New York to become the News Director at WNYX. But he goes to the wrong building so he rushes to the right one and meets the owner, Mr. James. And Dave learns that his first task is to inform the current News Director, Ed that he's being let go. Dave has a hard time doing it. And gets to know the staff, like Matthew who is very meek. Bill, one of the on air reporters who is very pompous. And Lisa, who thinks that she's going to be the next News Director.

  • Dave Nelson begins his new job as WNYX News Director, but first he has to fire his predecessor.


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  • Dave arrives from Wisconsin to be the News Director at WNYX. He quickly learns that he must fire the man he is replacing; that the woman he likes has worked 12 hours a day, even on weekends, for the past 3 years assuming she will be the next New Director; and that the rest of the station staff make for a hard to lead, but fun to be around 'family'.

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