The Newsroom (2012– )

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A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

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 Will McAvoy (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 MacKenzie McHale (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Jim Harper (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Maggie Jordan (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Don Keefer (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Neal Sampat (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Sloan Sabbith (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Charlie Skinner (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Gary Cooper (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Tess Westin (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Kendra James (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Herb Wilson (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Martin Stallworth (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Joey Phan (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Jake Watson (19 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Tamara Hart (19 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Jenna Johnson / ... (15 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Reese Lansing (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
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A news team attempts to create a news show that reports the news in an ethical and reasonable way. They take real, newsworthy events from our world as they're happening (such as bin Laden's assassination, NSA spying, etc) and report on them as if they were an actual news station that followed rational and moral guidelines, in a biting criticism of our popular press and a clever blurring of art and reality. Written by Guy T

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In The Newsroom (2012)'s fictional "universe," which Aaron Sorkin has created, ACN stands for Atlantis Cable Network. There is a real life ACN in Canada which provides Internet and telephone services, and there was an ACN cable network in the USA at one time. It was "America's Collectibles Network" and sold everything from knives and watches to cosmetics and jewelry. In 2002, "America's Collectible Network" changed its name to Jewelry Television. Seen in approximately 80 million homes, they still use the ACN name legally and on signage at their broadcast location in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. See more »

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It is great to have him back
25 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am watching it for a second time. All of the critics are acting as if Aaron Sorkin kicked dirt in their faces. The critics said nothing of substance- just vitriolic rants. Maybe Sorkin has hit a nerve. In a sea of crap T.V. this is entertaining. Believe me, we all know that the Newsroom characters are no more realistic than President Bartlet or Sam or Toby, Josh,Leo, C.J., Josh, or Donna. I don't think for one minute that the President of the United States has a secretary who doles out cookies, but I desperately need to believe that we are capable of being all of these characters. I desperately need to be quixotic for an hour a week.


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