The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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The 112th Congress 

As the news team covers the Tea Party candidates during the US Congressional mid-term elections, the network 's senior executives confront Charlie about Will's newly confrontational tone.

Director:

Greg Mottola

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Paul Redford (head writer) | 9 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
David Harbour ... Elliot Hirsch
Chris Messina ... Reese Lansing
Jon Tenney ... Wade Campbell
Philip Baker Hall ... Bryce Delancy (as Phillip Baker Hall)
Matt Long ... Brad
JD Cullum ... Frank Guidry
John Walcutt ... Greg Towne
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Storyline

Over several months leading up to the 2010 election, McAvoy takes on the Tea Party, leading the evening news with interviews and reports on their funding, knowledge, and tactics. Jim talks Maggie through a panic attack, and her relationship with Don is on again and off again. To Mackenzie's dismay, Will has his dates meet him at the studio after the newscast; Maggie speaks up. On the 44th floor, Charlie faces a litany of complaints from two suits in front of the company's owner, Leona Lansing. Is she going to stay with Charlie's vision of the show? 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:

8 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

First appearance of Terry Smith, played by Sarah Scott Davis. See more »

Goofs

Mac tells Will's date that the west coast would see the newscast in 3 hours, but because it was after the broadcast, it would have been 2 hours later that the west coast broadcast would start. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Jordan: I want to say something to you that's inappropriate, insubordinate, and grounds for termination. You could give Mac a break and have the women meet you at the restaurant.
Will McAvoy: That was inappropriate and insubordinate, but I don't care.
Maggie Jordan: Thank you.
Will McAvoy: You should know, your head's up your ass.
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References Rocky II (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

The Newsroom Main Theme
Performed by Thomas Newman
Written by Thomas Newman
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The MOST IMPORTANT hour on television this year!
15 July 2012 | by teach172-1See all my reviews

The Newsroom takes on the TRUTH about the Tea Party and how little they know about anything! They want to abolish the 14th Amendment, they want to change the rules, they don't want to spend a penny - all this without even knowing their REAL responsibilities as Congressmen! This episode is a MUST SEE for any Republican who has just Z"followed the crowd" in their hatred for the current President. We cannot put our government in their hands! The interview of the very conservative Congressman who voted to "compromise with a Democrat and lost his primary, the fact that Sen. Lee from Utah went to the right of Bob Bennet by asking for the repeal of the 14th Amendment - the facts are presented as FACTS. Yet, there is still the melodrama and love triangles of a typical TV show. Finally, the ironic depiction of Jane Fonda as the president of the news company her former husband (Ted Turner - CNN) founded is hilarious!


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