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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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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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English

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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 addition to having multiple actors from the Office guest star, both shows have a main character named Jim H. 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 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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The Newsroom Main Theme
Written by Thomas Newman
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Over, but not forgotten
7 December 2014 | by mynexthomeSee all my reviews

Maybe I am just coming into adulthood after my 45 years, but The Newsroom has always been food for thought. The pace, direction and writing has been excellent. I have watched and re-watched every episode over the past 3 seasons and really can't understand why they would cancel this show for the ages. First I was not a person that watched West Wing. I was younger and dumber for the show to stick. this show grabbed me from the get go and I have never been more surprised with it's greatness.

HBO - why oh why are buying into the big network belief that the public is not getting what you bring us. This show is why I subscribe to your network and seeing it leave is a shame. The past episode "Oh Shenandoah" was brilliant is so many ways. It left me thinking about my father and how we can challenge ourselves in moments of being tested. I came here to tell everyone I will watch the last episode with sadness and wish I could continue this great program going forward, but it's over. I will save these three seasons and remember every episode with fondness and hope to see these great actors, directors and writers in the future where they can continue to express themselves without worrying about ratings or money driven desires.

Thank you for 3 great seasons!


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