April 20, 2010. Will McAvoy comes back to his national news anchor desk two weeks after a PR disaster at a college forum. He discovers that most of his staff are following his executive producer to another show, and his boss has hired Mackenzie MacHale as the new EP. McAvoy wants nothing to do with her and talks to his agent about getting her fired. While he and MacHale hash things out in his office, the news wire carries a report about a fire at BP's Deepwater Horizon oil well. McAvoy's old EP dismisses the intelligence that MacHale's assistant is discovering. How will McAvoy handle the opportunity to devote an hour to this news - and can the team put a show together on the fly?
Did You Know?
The voice heard on speakerphone as Will walks into Charlie's office is director Alan Poul. The audio was intended to be just a place-keeper, but was eventually used anyhow. See more
During the newscast, we see the first reporter's name on the screen as Sherrie Stone. In the show's closing credits, it's spelled Sherri Stone. See more
I'm a marine, Don! I will beat the shit out of you! I don't care how many protein bars you eat!
The Newsroom Main Theme
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