The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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Willie Pete 

Will discovers that someone has leaked information to Nina Howard, the Genoa team uncovers more leads in the story, and Maggie prepares for the Uganda trip. Meanwhile, Jim takes a stand against Romney's press team.

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Will discovers that someone has leaked information to Nina Howard, the Genoa team uncovers more leads in the story, and Maggie prepares for the Uganda trip. Meanwhile, Jim takes a stand against Romney's press team.

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During the rundown meeting, the staff are eating pizza. The web address of the pizza is "joespizza.it", which is a real restaurant chain in the Los Angeles area (including Hollywood, where the series is filmed), although the fictional ACN studio and its AWM headquarters are in New York City. See more »

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Will McAvoy: Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann thinks our troops are the best.
[Bachmann clip]
Will McAvoy: Presidential candidate Herman Cain wil not apologize for having hte biggest, baddest, greatest military on the planet.
[Cain clip]
Will McAvoy: Presidential candidate Mitt Romney would like the rest of us to support the troops even more than we already do.
[Romney clip]
Will McAvoy: And presidential candidate Rick Santorum marvels, as we all do, at the selfless act of volunteering to serve in a time of war.
[Santorum clip]
Will McAvoy: Stephen Hill ...
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Performed by Middle Brother
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The Big Dramactic Gesture

Was HBO's Newsroom just a little better in episode 803, "Willy Pete"? Well, Mackenzie didn't hit anyone during the episode.

But MacKenzie is still vying for "The-Most-Annoying-Ex-Girlfriend-Ever" title. During this episode she asks Will at least a dozen times about the phone message he left for her last season after covering the "Osama-is-dead" telecast. It was "Don't think I'm only saying this because I am high, but …" Mackenzie is pestering him to say what came after the "but. She pestered him about most of last season too, but now she has reached new heights on the "Pest-O-Meter.

This is an excerpt from my review on my blogspot blog: Premium Cable Reviews


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