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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The role of MacKenzie McHale was initially offered to Marisa Tomei, but negotiations fell through. See more »

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I watched this show after watching True Blood, which I watch out of habit on Sunday nights with my wife. I am SO glad we kept HBO on. I remember hearing about this show from different promos and snippets of interviews on the computer, but wow. Aaron Sorkin leaves his mark all over this show, right from the intro, which was very reminiscent of The West Wing right until the ending. Fantastic creation by him.

Without mentioning any spoilers, the show is about a news anchor (Jeff Daniels) who is beloved by his viewers but not so much by his co-workers and employees due to his aloofness, biting sarcasm, and general malaise. His character has a turning point in the opening scene and it is phenomenal. The writing, acting, cinematography, and tempo of the show are excellent. I fell in love with it right away. And how great is Sam Waterson on this show? I hope that this show has a domino effect and REAL news anchors take note and feel inspired. Hopefully, this show may lead to REAL NEWS STORIES by REAL NEWS ANCHORS. 9/10. Emmy's are DEFINITELY in this show's future.


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