The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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We Just Decided To 

TV-MA | | Drama | Episode aired 24 June 2012
Will's professional idealism is put to the test with his new news team when they are first to cover the Deep Horizon platform oil spill.

Director:

Greg Mottola

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin
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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
Elizabeth Marvel ... Sharon
David Cromer ... Moderator
Jason Butler Harner ... Lewis
Adina Porter ... Kendra James
Chris Chalk ... Gary Cooper
Ned Vaughn ... Dick Warren
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Storyline

April 20, 2010. Will McAvoy comes back to his national news anchor desk two weeks after a PR disaster at a college forum. He discovers that most of his staff are following his executive producer to another show, and his boss has hired Mackenzie MacHale as the new EP. McAvoy wants nothing to do with her and talks to his agent about getting her fired. While he and MacHale hash things out in his office, the news wire carries a report about a fire at BP's Deepwater Horizon oil well. McAvoy's old EP dismisses the intelligence that MacHale's assistant is discovering. How will McAvoy handle the opportunity to devote an hour to this news - and can the team put a show together on the fly? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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Trivia

The first draft of the first scene at the college debate called for Andrew Breitbart and Chris Matthews to be the debaters. See more »

Goofs

Jim Harper says Mack is an American citizen because her father was British ambassador whilst Thatcher was Prime Minister, but "A person born in the United States to a foreign diplomatic officer accredited to the United States is not subject to the jurisdiction of United States law. Therefore, that person cannot be considered a U.S. citizen at birth under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. See more »

Quotes

Don Keefer: You'll interview some good candidates.
Will McAvoy: Don, please. I'll replace you in fifteen minutes.
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Connections

Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #7.32 (2012) See more »

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The Newsroom Main title soundtrack
by Thomas Newman
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24 June 2012 | by slooper2112See all my reviews

Once in a great while there is a show that is entertaining and important. This is one of those shows.

The importance of the forth estate cannot be discounted. The press is the people's objective window into the events of the world. It is our check and balance against corruption. When it becomes corrupt itself we lose the last hope for the truth.

Leadership occurs when someone stands for something. Will MvAvoy may be an ass but his desire to tell the truth opens the possibility for him to lead the news back to what it needs to be abed what we need it to be.

This show has the same possibility.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2012 (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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