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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Series cast summary:
 Will McAvoy (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
 MacKenzie McHale (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Jim Harper (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Maggie Jordan (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Don Keefer (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Neal Sampat (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Sloan Sabbith (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Charlie Skinner (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Gary Cooper (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Tess Westin (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Kendra James (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Herb Wilson (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Martin Stallworth (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Joey Phan (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Jake Watson (19 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Tamara Hart (19 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Jenna Johnson / ... (15 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Reese Lansing (14 episodes, 2012-2014)


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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Brilliant and Challenging
25 June 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Rarely does a television show come along and sweep you off your feet with brilliant writing, an amazing cast and an actual message that is relevant and inspirational. Aaron Sorkin has done it again with The Newsroom! This show is truly a display of what television can achieve if we have the right people who are willing to break the rules of the mundane drab to make an engaging and intelligent show.

Jeff Daniels plays Will McAvoy, the cautious, veteran news anchor tiptoeing with his career in order to "play it safe", concerned more with keeping his ratings than stepping on toes. He has the smarts, the background and the ability to be something more, a challenger of beliefs and a defender of ideals, but lacks the motivation until Mackenzie MacHale (played beautifully by Emily Mortimer), a woman from his past, reenters his life. She is the spark to ignite his flame and gets him burning with an unquenchable passion once again.

Within the first five minutes of the show, Jeff Daniels delivers a speech of Aaron Sorkin's words about the state of America that is extremely touching, stimulating and brutally true for a vast majority of the population. It's reminiscent of his West Wing days, but with even more flare and aggression. I only hope he can keep the pace that he has set with the pilot; the bar is set high.

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