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
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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
Oh, blow me.
I want you to not use that language in front of women and forever not suggest that image to me.
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