The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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We Just Decided To 

TV-MA | | Drama | Episode aired 24 June 2012
Will's professional idealism is put to the test with his new news team when they are first to cover the Deep Horizon platform oil spill.

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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First pilot of an Aaron Sorkin show not directed by Thomas Schlamme or nominated for an Emmy. See more »

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To point out that the US is not the greatest country in the world, Will sums up some statistics: "We're seventh in literacy, twenty-seventh in math, twenty-second in science, forty-ninth in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force, etc. According to the CIA World Factbook the US is currently indeed close to number 178 on the infant mortality scale (november 2015 it is at 167). However: other than the rest of Will's examples, here we have a bad-to-good list, with Afghanistan being the worst at number 1, and Monaco the best at number 224. So this is a case where being the world number one is not something anyone should wish for. See more »

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Don Keefer: Oh, blow me.
Will McAvoy: I want you to not use that language in front of women and forever not suggest that image to me.
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References TMZ on TV (2007) See more »

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The Newsroom Main Theme
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Written by Thomas Newman
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24 June 2012 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Once in a great while there is a show that is entertaining and important. This is one of those shows.

The importance of the forth estate cannot be discounted. The press is the people's objective window into the events of the world. It is our check and balance against corruption. When it becomes corrupt itself we lose the last hope for the truth.

Leadership occurs when someone stands for something. Will MvAvoy may be an ass but his desire to tell the truth opens the possibility for him to lead the news back to what it needs to be abed what we need it to be.

This show has the same possibility.


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