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The Newsroom 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Series (2012–2014)
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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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Cast

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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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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Every story needs a final word. See more »

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USA

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English

Release Date:

24 June 2012 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

In The Newsroom (2012)'s fictional "universe," which Aaron Sorkin has created, ACN stands for Atlantis Cable Network. There is a real life ACN in Canada which provides Internet and telephone services, and there was an ACN cable network in the USA at one time. It was "America's Collectibles Network" and sold everything from knives and watches to cosmetics and jewelry. In 2002, "America's Collectible Network" changed its name to Jewelry Television. Seen in approximately 80 million homes, they still use the ACN name legally and on signage at their broadcast location in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. 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 rotated, which is why that design of antenna array was chosen as it allows equal transmission of radio signals in all directions. See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.40 (2014) See more »

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The Newsroom Main Theme
Written by Thomas Newman
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Fantastic start
25 June 2012 | by harpy321See 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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