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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In Sorkin's world 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 US. It was "America's Collectibles Network" and sold everything from knives and watches to cosmetics and jewelry. In 2000 they changed their name to Jewelry Television. Seen in 80 million homes, they still use the ACN name legally and on signage at their broadcast location in Knoxville, TN. See more »

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Fantastic start
25 June 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I watch a lot of TV shows and I have to say that The Newroom has impressed. Quick witted, fast paced and dealing with issues that exist in American news coverage and to some extent beyond. The main characters were engaging and their interactions into the future will be interesting to see as well.

What I really enjoyed was the exploration of what news reporting really is and how reporters should act when in the pursuit of a story, as well as what stories are relevant. Though not explicitly stated it brings to mind the image of a reporter who is actually unbiased and unafraid to go after the truth. The first episode covered the events of the BP oil spill in 2010. I look forward to the coverage of other major news events from this inside perspective as well.

Definitely recommend it as a show to see. I hope it continues on in the same vein.


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