The Newsroom S01 E08 – The Blackout Part 1: Tragedy Porn

It’s May 2011 this time on Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant HBO drama The Newsroom, and while other new programs are covering the trial of Casey Anthony, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his team are taking the high road, and not pandering with what they consider info-tainment. And you know what, they are right to. The entire…

The Newsroom S01 E07 – 5/1

This week Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant drama takes us to the evening of May 1, 2011. Will (Jeff Daniels) is hosting a party at his apartment (something he’s not completely comfortable doing, and tells people that he won’t feel bad if people leave early) and even plays guitar and sings with Jim (John Gallagher Jr) Charlie…

The Newsroom S01 E06 – Bullies

This week, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and company face the very real threat of a death threat against Will’s life on Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant drama The Newsroom. This week’s episode takes place in a 48-hour period from April 11 to the 12 of 2011. After reading some of their website’s comments online, Will is infuriated,…

The Newsroom S01 E05 – Amen

This week’s ep runs from February 10th to the 14thof 2011 and Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his team take on a number of issues both on-air and off. On-air, their own Elliot Hirsch (David Harbour) is broadcasting from Cairo about the apparent revolution going on there. But he can’t get out onto the streets,…

The Newsroom S01 E04 – I’ll Try To Fix You

This week’s episode, of what is quickly becoming one of my favorite shows opens on a New Year’s Eve party in the newsroom. Wade (Jon Tenney), Mac’s (Emily Mortimer) boyfriend to pitch a story to Will (Jeff Daniels) – that Congress has cut 80% of the funding for the financial investigation by the Department of…

The Newsroom S01 E03 – The 112th Congress

This week we follow New Night over the course of a number of their episodes, running from May 4, 2010 to November 2, 2010 when the 112th Congress goes into effect. We see it all as it happens, but we learn fairly quickly, that we are being told this through Charlie (Sam Waterston) as he…

The Newsroom S01 E02 – News Night 2.0

After a fantastic newscast last week (for us), Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his team, are on a high, and ready to reinvigorate their program, News Night, with some new ideas. They want the best sources, to view the stories objectively, and supply information that will make decisions in the voting booth. They want to…

The Newsroom S01 E01- We Just Decided To

Integrity. Honesty. Accountability. Objectivity. Not words that one tends to associate with the news, and journalists who are restricted to presenting the ‘facts’ as their corporate sponsors want nowadays. That’s not to say that there aren’t hardworking investigative journalists out there anymore. I know there are. It’s just too bad, they are being shoved aside…