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The Newsroom 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Series (2012–2014)
A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

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Series cast summary:
...  Will McAvoy 25 episodes, 2012-2014
...  MacKenzie McHale 25 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Jim Harper 25 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Maggie Jordan 25 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Don Keefer 25 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Neal Sampat 25 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Sloan Sabbith 25 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Charlie Skinner 25 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Gary Cooper 24 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Tess Westin 24 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Kendra James 23 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Herb Wilson 23 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Martin Stallworth 22 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Joey Phan 22 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Jake Watson 19 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Tamara Hart 19 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Jenna Johnson / ... 15 episodes, 2012-2014
...  Reese Lansing 14 episodes, 2012-2014
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A news team attempts to create a news show that reports the news in an ethical and reasonable way. They take real, newsworthy events from our world as they're happening (such as bin Laden's justified killing, NSA spying, etc) and report on them as if they were an actual news station that followed rational and moral guidelines, in a biting criticism of our popular press and a clever blurring of art and reality. Written by Guy T

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After shooting the first couple of episodes of season 2, with Rosemarie Dewitt as Rebecca, the network's lawyer, Aaron Sorkin decided to rewrite the Genoa storyline and told so to HBO. The network agreed to do it, but clarifying that the season was then nine episodes, not 10. Dewitt was replaced by Marcia Gay Harden due to scheduling problems. See more »

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The very beginning of the title sequence shows the Soviet Sputnik flying with its antennas oriented away from the Earth. The Sputnik wasn't oriented and rotated along all three axes while in space flight. That's why that design of antenna array was chosen - it allows equal transmission of radio signals in all directions. See more »

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Spoofed in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.8 (2012) See more »

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Written by Thomas Newman
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Fantastic start
25 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

I watch a lot of TV shows and I have to say that The Newroom has impressed. Quick witted, fast paced and dealing with issues that exist in American news coverage and to some extent beyond. The main characters were engaging and their interactions into the future will be interesting to see as well.

What I really enjoyed was the exploration of what news reporting really is and how reporters should act when in the pursuit of a story, as well as what stories are relevant. Though not explicitly stated it brings to mind the image of a reporter who is actually unbiased and unafraid to go after the truth. The first episode covered the events of the BP oil spill in 2010. I look forward to the coverage of other major news events from this inside perspective as well.

Definitely recommend it as a show to see. I hope it continues on in the same vein.


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