April 20, 2010. Will McAvoy comes back to his national news anchor desk two weeks after a PR disaster at a college forum. He discovers that most of his staff are following his executive producer to another show, and his boss has hired Mackenzie MacHale as the new EP. McAvoy wants nothing to do with her and talks to his agent about getting her fired. While he and MacHale hash things out in his office, the news wire carries a report about a fire at BP's Deepwater Horizon oil well. McAvoy's old EP dismisses the intelligence that MacHale's assistant is discovering. How will McAvoy handle the opportunity to devote an hour to this news - and can the team put a show together on the fly? Written by
Did You Know?
plays the voice of Eric Neal; the MMS representative who was employed to inspect the oil rigs interviewed by Will McAvoy. See more
Reference is made to a reporter having been embedded with troops in the Vietnam War, but embedding reporters didn't start until the first Gulf War according to Dan Rather's biography, Rather Outspoken. See more
There was a short piece on Vanity Fair's website by Marshall Westbrook, you probably saw it, where he calls you the Jay Leno of news anchors. You're popular because you don't bother anyone.
How do you feel about that?