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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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24 June 2012 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Jeff Daniels appeared on Broadway in God of Carnage where he starred alongside Marcia Gay Harden and Hope Davis, both of whom make guest appearances in the series. 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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The Newsroom Main Theme
Written by Thomas Newman
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Brilliant and Challenging
25 June 2012 | by FilmbrewerSee all my reviews

Rarely does a television show come along and sweep you off your feet with brilliant writing, an amazing cast and an actual message that is relevant and inspirational. Aaron Sorkin has done it again with The Newsroom! This show is truly a display of what television can achieve if we have the right people who are willing to break the rules of the mundane drab to make an engaging and intelligent show.

Jeff Daniels plays Will McAvoy, the cautious, veteran news anchor tiptoeing with his career in order to "play it safe", concerned more with keeping his ratings than stepping on toes. He has the smarts, the background and the ability to be something more, a challenger of beliefs and a defender of ideals, but lacks the motivation until Mackenzie MacHale (played beautifully by Emily Mortimer), a woman from his past, reenters his life. She is the spark to ignite his flame and gets him burning with an unquenchable passion once again.

Within the first five minutes of the show, Jeff Daniels delivers a speech of Aaron Sorkin's words about the state of America that is extremely touching, stimulating and brutally true for a vast majority of the population. It's reminiscent of his West Wing days, but with even more flare and aggression. I only hope he can keep the pace that he has set with the pilot; the bar is set high.


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