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The Greater Fool 

Will is in the hospital and is too discouraged to return to work as his colleagues get the final clue needed to thwart the execs wanting to fire him.



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On a night in August, 2011, there are many top stories as voter ID laws take hold and Congressional Republicans hold the nation's credit hostage. In flashbacks, we see the eight days leading up to a hard-hitting broadcast. Will is in hospital, resolved not to come back to "News Night," Brian's published a savage piece in "New York," Charlie's source at the NSA may not be rock solid, and Nina is pursuing confirmation that Will was high on the night he announced bin Laden's death. Sloan surprises Don, Don surprises Maggie, Jim takes a "Sex and the City" bus tour, Neal eggs on the haters, and a somewhat-familiar young woman sits in the newsroom. Written by <>

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When Will is in hospital on his laptop, he is watching the footage of his tirade against the sophomore student at Northwestern University. However, the camera angle from which the video was taken would not have existed, as there were no cameras in that position. It was obviously extracted from the Pilot "We Just Decided to". See more »


Don Keefer: How would you want to be asked?
Sloan Sabbith: To move in with a guy?
Don Keefer: Yeah.
Sloan Sabbith: By having the guy say, "Will you marry me?"
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References Columbo (1971) See more »


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Doesn't get better than this
1 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hope this first installment of Newsroom is just a preview of more to come; and not just one Perfect episode. TV doesn't get better than this. It's paced, intelligent and well acted by all involved; especially Daniels. It deals with the real world in an extremely entertaining fashion; and when it's over , you know you just watched something Great. This show will be the long awaited jump to the A-List for Jeff Daniels. He nails the role of a cantankerous self absorbed complacent Newscaster, not liked by his peers; like he was born to play it. I've always been a fan of Emily Mortimer's, and she is outstanding as usual. The rest of the supporting actors were cast perfectly for their roles, and it all comes together to make a Top Shelf Pilot for this new series.

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