The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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The 112th Congress 

As the news team covers the Tea Party candidates during the US Congressional mid-term elections, the network 's senior executives confront Charlie about Will's newly confrontational tone.

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Over several months leading up to the 2010 election, McAvoy takes on the Tea Party, leading the evening news with interviews and reports on their funding, knowledge, and tactics. Jim talks Maggie through a panic attack, and her relationship with Don is on again and off again. To Mackenzie's dismay, Will has his dates meet him at the studio after the newscast; Maggie speaks up. On the 44th floor, Charlie faces a litany of complaints from two suits in front of the company's owner, Leona Lansing. Is she going to stay with Charlie's vision of the show? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In the interview with the couple from Manhattan, Kansas there should not be skyscrapers in the background, as Manhattan, Kansas AKA the "Little Apple" does not have skyscrapers. See more »

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Will McAvoy: Back in 1968, when Rennie Davis and Hayden and their guys organized the SDS, it was specifically to end the Vietnam War, but that movement got eaten by Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin and he Yippies.
Charlie Skinner: Hoffman and Rubin were a lot more charismatic.
Will McAvoy: Yeah, but it was impossible to define what the Yippies were protesting! They were about giving the finger to anyone over 30, generically hating the American establishment, dropping out and getting high.
Charlie Skinner: And?
Will McAvoy: That's how the Progressive Movement would be ...
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References Brigadoon (1954) See more »

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Written by Dennis Linde
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The MOST IMPORTANT hour on television this year!
15 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Newsroom takes on the TRUTH about the Tea Party and how little they know about anything! They want to abolish the 14th Amendment, they want to change the rules, they don't want to spend a penny - all this without even knowing their REAL responsibilities as Congressmen! This episode is a MUST SEE for any Republican who has just Z"followed the crowd" in their hatred for the current President. We cannot put our government in their hands! The interview of the very conservative Congressman who voted to "compromise with a Democrat and lost his primary, the fact that Sen. Lee from Utah went to the right of Bob Bennet by asking for the repeal of the 14th Amendment - the facts are presented as FACTS. Yet, there is still the melodrama and love triangles of a typical TV show. Finally, the ironic depiction of Jane Fonda as the president of the news company her former husband (Ted Turner - CNN) founded is hilarious!


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