The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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When the team attends the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, Mac makes an unexpected acquaintance and Will gets a surprise.

Director:

Alan Poul

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by) | 4 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 (credit only)
Olivia Munn ... Sloan Sabbith
Sam Waterston ... Charlie Skinner
Marcia Gay Harden ... Rebecca Halliday
Chris Messina ... Reese Lansing
Mary McCormack ... Molly Levy
B.J. Novak ... Lucas Pruit
Clea DuVall ... Lilly Hart
Grace Gummer ... Hallie Shea
Jimmi Simpson ... Jack Spaniel
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Storyline

Reece and Leona need to raise some money to save ACN and stop Randy and Blair; Will gets a surprise while attending a dinner at the White House; Maggie's story is featured on "News Night"; Don and Sloan try to keep their relationship secret. Written by Sharon Navarre

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The song sung by Gary as he leaves the elevator at the start of the episode is "Anything Goes" by Cole Porter. See more »

Goofs

Barry Lasenthal claims to have graduated from "A&M", implying Texas A&M, but the character is not wearing the iconic Aggie ring that any graduate would never be seen in public without. See more »

Quotes

Alex Thacker: The copy should have been assigned to me, but Gary assigned it to Stacey.
Don Keefer: [to the HR rep] Once I give it to Gary, Gary gets to make that call.
Alex Thacker: Based on merit, not based on who he prefers to sleep with at any particular moment.
Gary Cooper: I'm not sleeping and I've never slept with Stacey.
Alex Thacker: That may or may not be, but probably is a lie.
[beat]
Alex Thacker: What we know for sure is Gary flirted with me, hit on me, took me out five times, slept with me twice, and then dumped me in a pile with the rest of the staffers he's ...
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Take a Walk
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Performed by Passion Pit
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