The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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One Step Too Many 

Will makes an appearance on an ACN morning show. Jim meets old friends and foes when Hallie comes to visit. The ACN staff interview a general with knowledge of Operation Genoa, but Jerry's handling of the interview may prove costly.

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Late March, 2012: Continuing his coverage of the Republican candidacy race, Will continues to obsess over audience approval numbers while Nina convinces him he needs to soften his image. Jerry and Mac assemble the first few meetings of the Red Team for Genoa and find a potential source in a retired military official. Meanwhile, Maggie continues to deal with the side effects of her time in Africa and Jim and Hallie reunite. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Before the general's interview, it shows a "March Madness" game being played on TV, because he wanted to be able to watch the tournament during the interview. However, it is being played at the University of Kentucky and "UK" is listed as the home team. Teams cannot play on their home court during the NCAA Tournament. See more »

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MacKenzie McHale: Any Questions?
Jim Harper: Sarin gas?
MacKenzie McHale: I don't believe it either. And I also don't believe in Santa Claus but if I saw eight reindeer take flight...
Jim Harper: You haven't seen eight reindeer. You've talked to someone who's seen eight reindeer.
Jerry Dantana: And we have someone who's tweeted about the reindeer and a third witness who's interviewed victims of the reindeer and a highly placed confidential source who's confirmed that in this place, at that time, reindeer flew.
Sloan Sabbith: It could matter less, but Santa Claus has nine reindeer.
Don Keefer: ...
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2.6 is ***
19 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The premise here is to check out those news story even if they appear on surface to be authentic.

What's going on with the nerve gas allegedly dropped in a Pakistani village? Did it really occur or did it not happen?

Everyone else on the show seems to be enjoying themselves by drinking the night away. That Republican woman gets herself fired by wanting to change the Romney strategy. Perhaps, they should have listened to her.

Will, as always, is most effective when he is delivering the news. His stint on a morning television show becomes a disaster when he will not play by the roles.


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