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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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Aaron Sorkin
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Top Rated TV #136 | Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jeff Daniels ...  Will McAvoy 25 episodes, 2012-2014
Emily Mortimer ...  MacKenzie McHale 25 episodes, 2012-2014
John Gallagher Jr. ...  Jim Harper 25 episodes, 2012-2014
Alison Pill ...  Maggie Jordan 25 episodes, 2012-2014
Thomas Sadoski ...  Don Keefer 25 episodes, 2012-2014
Dev Patel ...  Neal Sampat 25 episodes, 2012-2014
Olivia Munn ...  Sloan Sabbith 25 episodes, 2012-2014
Sam Waterston ...  Charlie Skinner 25 episodes, 2012-2014
Chris Chalk ...  Gary Cooper 24 episodes, 2012-2014
Margaret Judson ...  Tess Westin 24 episodes, 2012-2014
Adina Porter ...  Kendra James 23 episodes, 2012-2014
John F. Carpenter ...  Herb Wilson 23 episodes, 2012-2014
Thomas Matthews ...  Martin Stallworth 22 episodes, 2012-2014
Trieu Tran ...  Joey Phan 22 episodes, 2012-2014
Charlie Weirauch ...  Jake Watson 19 episodes, 2012-2014
Wynn Everett ...  Tamara Hart 19 episodes, 2012-2014
Riley Voelkel ...  Jenna Johnson / ... 15 episodes, 2012-2014
Chris Messina ...  Reese Lansing 14 episodes, 2012-2014
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Storyline

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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Together they stand alone. See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

24 June 2012 (USA) See more »

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More As This Story Develops See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

First Aaron Sorkin show whose pilot episode wasn't nominated for any Emmys. See more »

Goofs

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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Featured in Film '72: Episode #44.8 (2015) See more »

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The Newsroom Main Theme
Written by Thomas Newman
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Sensational!
25 June 2012 | by steph_jtSee all my reviews

I've been waiting for what seems like forever for a top notch show to present itself, and I truly feel this is it. To say the first show was riveting is a gross understatement. As a news show, this fictitious newsroom had me planted on the edge of my seat, and when things finally got going, I found myself fidgeting and wide-eyed waiting for what came next. I have to say the leads in this show have amazing chemistry, the sort of chemistry that usually takes several shows to develop, yet here it was, in spades no less. It's easy to believe that I'm overstating this, but I truly believe this show has the potential for greatness, and believe me, I'm normally a fairly harsh critic, but in this case I feel completely justified in touting this as the next great show. There's some great social commentary on offer here, while not exactly new, it's offered up in a far more palatable fashion than the usual polarised and emotional manner. Needless to say, I implore all to watch this first episode, as it was so good, it could have been stretched another 30 minutes to become a great movie. The fact that we get more, is the icing on the cake. I can only hope the writers can keep producing scripts near the same level as this one. 5 stars, or 10 out of 10. Watch it!


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