The Newsroom (2012– )

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A news anchor's life is stirred up when he's forced to work with a new team of colleagues.

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 Will McAvoy (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Tess Westin (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 MacKenzie McHale (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Jim Harper (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Maggie Jordan (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Don Keefer (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Neal Sampat (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Sloan Sabbith (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Charlie Skinner (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Gary Cooper (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Kendra James (19 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Herb Wilson (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Joey Phan (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Jake Watson (19 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Tamara Hart (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Martin Stallworth (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
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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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Leona Lansing, portrayed by Jane Fonda, is a character (CEO of a media conglomerate), not unlike Ted Turner, Fonda's third husband from 1991-2001. In the first episode which Fonda appears in, there is a conversation, among other characters, about a comparison between the "Tea Party" circa 2010s, and "leftist radicals" circa 1960s, and one of the names mentioned as one of the leftist radicals is "Hayden," which refers to Tom Hayden, who was Fonda's second husband, from 1973-1989. See more »

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I have never felt as driven to make sure other people understood just how perfect a show was. Not for Game of Thrones, Firefly, Sopranos or any of the other shows I obsess about. But this show changed that! This show boils down everything that is wrong with America and puts out a simple answer to solving that. DO THE BLOODY NEWS LIKE IT'S NEWS NOT A HIGH SCHOOL PROM ELECTION!

Jeff Daniels is perfect in his role as the tired beaten down journalist that just doesn't give a damn about anything anymore, but used too. And we can see the spark that ignites him to become great again. Why aren't real reporters like this? Why oh why?

If this show get's cancelled I will camp out in front of HBO HQ and not leave till the last Game of Thrones series comes out (because I have to get on with my life at some point).

This was my first review ever on IMDb, all because of this amazing show! You better watch it as well!


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