The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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I'll Try to Fix You 

Will's new idealism leads him to be playing into the hands of the tabloid press determined to discredit him.

Director:

Alan Poul

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Daniels ... Will McAvoy
Emily Mortimer ... MacKenzie McHale
John Gallagher Jr. ... Jim Harper
Alison Pill ... Maggie Jordan
Thomas Sadoski ... Don Keefer
Dev Patel ... Neal Sampat
Olivia Munn ... Sloan Sabbith
Sam Waterston ... Charlie Skinner
Chris Messina ... Reese Lansing
Hope Davis ... Nina Howard
Kathryn Hahn ... Carrie
Jon Tenney ... Wade Campbell
Kelen Coleman ... Lisa Lambert
Natalie Morales ... Kaylee
Missy Yager ... Monica
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Storyline

New Year's Eve, 2010: Don encourages Jim to hang out with Maggie's roommate; Maggie objects. Will, in a tuxedo, decides to be sociable at the station's party, chatting up a visiting columnist. He objects to something she says, she tosses her glass of Champagne in his face, and a couple days later, a local gossip column accuses him of groping her. A similar event and newspaper report happen a couple days later. What's going on? Then, on Saturday, January 8, by a fluke, everyone's at the station when a major story breaks. Will everyone keep their heads? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In the script, the "Fix You" montage was intended to be accompanied with the specific song by Coldplay. See more »

Goofs

At 21 minutes, the dark water mark patch on Will's shirt changes side and in volume from shot to shot through out the scene See more »

Quotes

Carrie: [Will takes Carrie's gun away from her and points it at Carrie, who looks stunned] Is it wrong that I'm turned on by that?
Will McAvoy: Yes!
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Connections

References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
(uncredited)
Written by Rod Stewart, Carmine Appice, and Duane Hitchings
Performed by Rod Stewart
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Wit of the Wild Horses
15 July 2012 | by Marlo_SpencerSee all my reviews

What an outstanding episode!! The humor, suspense and relatable human behaviors grips as much as it compels. The emotional jargon between Will McAvoy, Mackenzie MacHale, Jim Harper, Maggie Jordan and her boyfriend Don Keefer reaches a level of honest tension that is refreshingly addictive. An added plus is the show's use of real current events to assist in making this world believable. Aaron Sorkin has really created a gem here and I hope it continues to grow into the valuable vault of watchability it has already become. I believe it will. "I'll Try to Fix You" has sealed the deal for me. "The Newsroom" is by far one of the best new shows on television right now and its subject matter is long overdue.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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HBO Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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