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(2012– )

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Sloan Sabbith, played by actress Olivia Munn, is fluent in Japanese. Munn is actually fluent in Japanese, as she spent her childhood living in Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan, and graduated college with a minor in Japanese.
It is emphasized that MacKenzie McHale attended Cambridge and not Oxford. In reality, actress Emily Mortimer attended Oxford.
The last episode of the first season of all three of Aaron Sorkin's TV shows (The West Wing (1999), Sports Night (1998), and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006), as well as the series finale of "The newsroom" (2012) are entitled "What Kind of Day Has It Been?"
The role of MacKenzie McHale was initially offered to Marisa Tomei, but negotiations fell through.
The cable network ACN is fictional, but many of the news stories being covered in the broadcast are based on actual past news events.
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 in which Fonda's character appears, other characters have a conversation comparing the "Tea Party," circa 2010s, and "leftist radicals," circa 1960s, and one of the names mentioned as one of the leftist radicals is "Hayden," a reference to Tom Hayden, Fonda's second husband, from 1973-1989.
In season 3, Equatorial Kundu, the fictional country where 38 deaths occur, is the same fictional west african country used by Aaron Sorkin in the West Wing.
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A young John Gallagher Jr. was featured in one episode of Aaron Sorkin's "The West Wing" as a high school boy named Tyler who helps Josh, Toby, and Donna catch up with the Bartlet campaign after they are left behind by the motorcade in Indiana.
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In the series finale, the Martin guitar that Will plays in the garage with Charlie's grandson, is actually an OM Jeff Daniels signature model that was created by Martin a few years ago.
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Alison Pill and John Gallagher Jr. played siblings in Pieces of April (2003).
In The Newsroom (2012)'s fictional "universe," which Aaron Sorkin has created, 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 USA at one time. It was "America's Collectibles Network" and sold everything from knives and watches to cosmetics and jewelry. In 2002, "America's Collectible Network" changed its name to Jewelry Television. Seen in approximately 80 million homes, they still use the ACN name legally and on signage at their broadcast location in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.

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