The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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In the wake of the Genoa debacle, the team decides to use caution in reporting a major breaking story. Neal is contacted by an anonymous source in possession of stolen government documents; Sloan looks to solve a takeover puzzle.

Director:

Anthony Hemingway

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
David Harbour ... Elliot Hirsch
Grace Gummer ... Hallie Shea
Chris Chalk ... Gary Cooper
Adina Porter ... Kendra James
Tara Summers ... Bethany
Brent Jennings ... Judge
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Storyline

Following the Genoa disaster, Mac, Will and the team are cautious when reporting a major story; Neal is contacted by a mysterious source in possession of stolen government documents; Sloan tries to solve a puzzle; Maggie must take Elliot's place. Written by Sharon Navarre

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2014 (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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Trivia

Equatorial Kundu is the same fictitious country that Aaron Sorkin used in The West Wing. See more »

Goofs

Characters keep mispronouncing Watertown "Waterton." See more »

Quotes

Charlie Skinner: All in all, I think we're doing well.
Will McAvoy: I'm still trying to figure out exactly what doing well means.
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Connections

References A Night at the Roxbury (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The Newsroom Theme
Written by Thomas Newman
Performed by Thomas Newman
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a perfect start to what seems an epic conclusion
10 November 2014 | by rishabh-rakesh-tandonSee all my reviews

The first 15 mins of the pilot episode of newsroom are the most enticing beginning a TV series can have. And somehow, inexplicably, the series has been to live up to the standards set by it. I know IMDb members are quite divided when it comes to their views on Newsroom, i find it one of the most entertaining TV series currently running. And this season premiere was exciting.

Following the same pattern of using a real life event as the backdrop of the episode, the story runs at a blazing fast pace, while establishing it clearly that Will and his team are on a course to redeem themselves from the shame of Genoa goof up. The best part was the conclusion of the episode. I love to see how they all come together as a family to fight each others battles. I had a feeling in season two, that the whole family analogy was becoming too cheesy. But in this episode Sorkin seems to have hit all the right notes. I am super excited for the next 5 episodes.


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