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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It is emphasized that MacKenzie McHale attended Cambridge and not Oxford. In reality, actress Emily Mortimer attended Oxford. 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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