The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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News Night with Will McAvoy 

March 16, 2012: As fighting erupts in Syria and investigations into the killing of Trayvon Martin begin, Will receives a surprise phone call from his father. Meanwhile, pictures of Sloan ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Poul

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin | 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
Chris Messina ... Reese Lansing
Frank Wood ... Shep Pressman
James Hamrick ... Jesse
Chris Chalk ... Gary Cooper
Adina Porter ... Kendra James
Wynn Everett ... Tamara Hart
Thomas Matthews ... Martin Stallworth
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Storyline

March 16, 2012: As fighting erupts in Syria and investigations into the killing of Trayvon Martin begin, Will receives a surprise phone call from his father. Meanwhile, pictures of Sloan posing naked appear on the web and Jim believes Maggie's performance at work is being affected by her time in Uganda. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

HBO Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The episode takes place entirely within one episode of the fictional news program News Night with Will McAvoy. See more »

Goofs

Maggie cut and dyed her hair after coming back from Africa. Only several months later she has again long blond hair. See more »

Quotes

MacKenzie McHale: [Will has just learned about the death of his father and has stared at the news anchor's desk for 35 seconds following a commercial break] Well, I guess it's just us now.
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Crazy Credits

There is no music over the closing credits. Usually, there is music or people speaking over the credits. See more »

Connections

References Top Gun (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Newsroom Main Theme
Written by Thomas Newman
Performed by Thomas Newman
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