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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In the "Making of" featurette on the DVD, Aaron Sorkin mentions that he asked if Jeff Daniels would need cue cards for his long rant during the opening scene. Apparently, Daniels said "no" and memorized the entire speech. See more »

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The Deepwater Horizon fire started a couple of minutes before 9 in the evening, April 20, New York time. News Night runs from "8 to 9". This means that the program would already have been over when the news alert came in. See more »

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Mackenzie MacHale: Will, can you move your Blackberry off the desk?
Jim Harper: [Will throws his Blackberry on a camera] Oh!
Mackenzie MacHale: That wouldn't have happened if he'd had one of those rubber protectors.
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Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #7.32 (2012) See more »

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The Newsroom Main title soundtrack
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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