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.

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Alan Poul

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin | 1 more credit »
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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

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

HBO Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Guest-star Hope Davis and cast-member Jeff Daniels appeared together in the play "God of Carnage" on Broadway in 2009. 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

[about Obama's visit to India and the absurdly exaggerated figure of the cost]
Will McAvoy: In spite of there being no source for this information, to say nothing of the absurdity of the figure, Fox News grabs the baton.
Glenn Beck: So he's travelling with 34 warships, an entourage-
[footage stops]
Will McAvoy: Oh yeah, and he added 34 warships. Or, 14% of the U.S. Navy.
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Connections

References West Side Story (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Fix You
Written by Guy Berryman , Jon Buckland (as Jonny Buckland), Will Champion and Chris Martin
Performed by Coldplay
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I'll try to fix you review -7-16-12
16 July 2012 | by BWinskiSee all my reviews

Sorokin has a WIDE breadth of materials to work with here. The scummy media droids have left real and rational news professionals materials in piles on the floor just to pick and go bang a Pulitzer out once or twice a week! The neo-nut media has squandered our journalistic future, and Sorokin knows this. The episodes could go in a thousand different directions but seem to be trending toward something that makes sense. The alleged 'real critics' over at acid baths like Variety think this is Sorokin on drugs... I've got a different vision.

Good solid cast -wonderful story material -all the intrigue of any fortune 100 tech company boardroom - and disjunction of all pee-party, Beck permanently labeled as a criminal liar, and disdain for ever thing trivial, backwards looking, and prejudiced in any form...

I've it high hopes for Sorokin here. The clowns at Variety WILL eat their shorts on this one?


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