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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Trivia

First appearance of Leona Lansing, played by Jane Fonda. See more »

Goofs

In the credits, Philip Baker Hall's name is misspelled as Phillip Baker Hall. His character's name, Bryce Delaney, is misspelled as Bryce Delancy. See more »

Quotes

Bryce Delancy: [about him, a Republican, co-sponsoring a bill with a Democrat] Once you're elected, you have a duty to work with other people who have been elected. My friends across the aisle have been elected.
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Connections

References Rocky II (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

The Newsroom Main Theme
Performed by Thomas Newman
Written by Thomas Newman
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Should be great. Sadly it just isn't
14 February 2020 | by studioATSee all my reviews

Sorkin does love a rant, doesn't he?!

We get another one here, one that's not too dissimilar to the one that opened the far better show 'Studio 60' about the state of TV.

This is a show I should love, it's Aaron Sorkin writing it after all, but somehow his usual band of character types don't do a lot for me.

The constant swearing doesn't help either.


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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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